Divided over leadership, but united in goals, women march and rally in New York


Spectators and supporters attend the Women’s Unity Rally, hosted by a chapter of Women’s March Inc., at Foley Square in New York City on Jan. 19, 2019. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

On Saturday, the day designated to mark the second anniversary of the Women’s March, women in New York City could march, rally or protest in a variety of locations and under different auspices, but the messages, and even one of the messengers, weren’t that different.

In the past, New York City’s march was led by Women’s March Alliance, a grassroots organization unaffiliated with the national organization Women’s March Inc., which organized the original rally in Washington in 2017. This year, it proceeded, as scheduled, with its third annual march and rally on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Meanwhile, downtown, the New York City chapter of Women’s March Inc. held a rally — with no marching — co-sponsored by the New York Immigration Coalition, and Girls for Gender Equity.

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