Thousands gather in Morristown as Women’s March kicks off

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MORRISTOWN — Marchers gathered in front of Morristown Town Hall for the 11:00 a.m. kickoff for a local Women’s March. Protesters marched up South Street for a rally on Morristown Green featuring Governor Phil Murphy and his wife, Tammy.

The second annual march mirrored the local, state and national marches held to coincide with the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump last January. This year’s slogan, “Power to the Polls” showcased the efforts of women in New Jersey and across the country who “have been rising,” according to this year’s planners.

Tammy Murphy, Jennifer DeMaio, Governor Phil Murphy and Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor Michael Soriano

Wearing pink hats and holding handmade signs, thousands of people gathered in Morristown Saturday morning for a local Women’s March designed as both a protest of President Donald Trump’s first year in office and a call for a massive voter turnout in the November midterm elections.

Many Parsippany residents showed their support for Mikie Sherrill for Congress. Mikie is running to represent New Jersey’s 11th District in Congress to fight back against Donald Trump and to fight for our future. She is a Naval Academy graduate, Navy Pilot, former Federal Prosecutor and mother of four residing in Montclair.

Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor Michael Sorino was supporting a “Mikie Sherrill” badge on this jacket
Jonathan Nelson and Tammy Murphy
Thousands gather in Morristown for the Women’s March
Wall to wall people in front of Morristown Town Hall
Parsippany residents Betty Wyka and Brielle Wyka
Parsippany residents Judy Hernandez and Kendra Von Achen
Mikie Sherrill
Former Parsippany-Troy Hills Councilman Jonathan Nelson with Mikie Sherrill

The Morristown march is one of hundreds of events taking place this weekend to mark the first anniversary of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington, D.C., and its sister marches around the world.

Parsippany residents Judy Hernandez
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