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WASHINGTON, DC -- More than 200,000 people from around the country are expected to take part in the Women's March on Washington; and a Bend woman will be among them. Local realto Marcia Hilber says she wanted to stand up for what she believes in and isn't necessarily against the President-Elect. 

 

"I just felt driven to go," Hilber tells KBND News. "I just think it's a very, very important time to express, not our pushing against or fighting against our new Administration, but to make sure that we voice those things that are important to us." She adds, "As a woman who was sexually assaulted most of my growing-up life, I take offense to the fact that he thinks that assaulting women is Okay. I want to make sure we aren't moving backwards when it comes to women's right to choose, LGBTQ rights, the rights of women, the rights to our religious beliefs."

 

Hilber says she hasn't been politically active in 20 or 30 years. "I have to share Obama's viewpoint that I think that we have a lot to look forward to. I'm going there to try and express a positive movement going forward and not so much to fight against or resist what is simply a reality that Donald Trump is going to be our President."

 
The national march takes place at 10 a.m. Eastern Time, Saturday. Similar marches will occur in hundreds of cities across the country, and 32 other countries. The Bend's Women's March is expected to draw more than a thousand people to downtown Bend. It begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Drake Park Amphitheater. 
 
 
 

 

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