Women's march returning to Boise this weekend

Posted at 5:45 AM, Jan 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-16 07:45:37-05

BOISE, Idaho — On Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 9:00am - 10:30am, the Women’s March is coming back to downtown Boise, outside the Idaho State Capitol. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which guarantees and protects women's Constitutional right to vote. Idaho was the fourth state in the Union to recognize the value of gender equality by allowing women to cast ballots.

This year’s theme is, “Demonstrating the power of Idaho women in our democracy.” As recently acknowledged on the front page of the Idaho Statesman, we have seen the powerful impact the people of Idaho can have when we gather together, lift up our voices, and advocate for change.

The 2020 Idaho’s Women’s March is supported by the City of Boise and a nonpartisan coalition of local and national nonprofit organizations and leaders from around the state. Influential female leaders have been invited to speak about equality, tolerance and the empowerment of women. Paulette Jordan, Idaho’s first woman to be nominated for Governor, will serve as master of ceremonies. Music will be provided by young women from the Boise Rock School.

“The engagement of women in our government and our community is critically important, and so is our engagement in this event,” said Paulette Jordan. “We are looking for more women to come together to celebrate, volunteer and contribute.”

Anyone who is interested in becoming involved can click here to volunteer, contribute or RSVP to the event.