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About 5,000 Have Signed Up For The 2018 Houston Women’s March

The organizers of the event –which gathered about 22,000 participants last year– say they expect people from surrounding counties will also march

The organizers of the 2018 Houston Women’s March say they not only expect Houston residents to participate, but also people who live in surrounding counties and even other parts of Texas.
The organizers of the 2018 Houston Women’s March say they not only expect Houston residents to participate, but also people who live in surrounding counties and even other parts of Texas.

About 5,000 people have signed up to participate in the 2018 edition of the Houston Women’s March –which is taking place this Saturday, January 20th— and the event’s organizers expect residents of surrounding counties and even other parts of Texas will also take part.

Robin Paoli, one of the march’s organizers, said they are in contact with people from counties such as Brazoria, Fort Bend and Montgomery, among others.

Paoli added they also expect residents from Corpus Christi and San Antonio will participate in the march, which gathered approximately 22,000 people last year.

A press release about the march notes it intends to help “organize progressives in Texas.”

Paoli said the event’s organizers also “want to encourage more women and women of color, and people of color, to get involved.”

The Texas Organizing Project and Immigrant Families and Students in the Struggle (FIEL, by its acronym in Spanish) are some of the organizations that will be represented in the event.

The march will depart from 105 Sabine Street, near Buffalo Bayou, at 10:00 a.m. and end at City Hall, in downtown Houston.

Officers with the Houston Police Department will guide the marchers and, once the crowd has arrived at City Hall, there will be a rally where Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner –as well as his predecessor Annise Parker— and Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg are expected to make appearances.

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