Mindy and Sophie Germain + Cindy and Lizzie Witkow

pre-march on washington0087“I want to March in DC and have the experience of being united with people who have the same thoughts and opinions that I have. We really need to show up for ourselves and also as a way to say thank you to all the people who came before us and helped gained so many of our rights. Those rights are still being questioned.” - Lizzie Witkow (Daughter) High School senior from Port Washington, NY  who will be marching in DC on Saturday.

“I am going to march in D.C. because my daughter wants to march. My comfort is secondary to trying to preserve the rights to equality that women and the LGBT community are  enjoying. Roe v. Wade is still being questioned.  Marching may mean we aren’t able to pee for 24 hours but we are sending a bold message to the incoming administration that we matter and we are committed to one another and we are very much still here and not planning to take a step backward.” Cindy Witkow (Mother) -works in the Professional Learning Department at the Helen Keller National Center and she will be marching in D.C. on Saturday.

“Because of the times we need to change our days. By going all the way to D.C. and walking the entire day we are showing that we are willing to make a sacrifice and that we want to make change. Marching in D.C, links us to so many heroes who have marched before us. It links us to Martin Luther King Jr, Black Lives Matter, and theLGBT Marches for Gay Marriage. At the march there will be people from all over the country. There’s a hostility right now between the states and now we will put all of that aside and together say what we are going to do now.” - Sophie Germain(Daughter) is a High School senior from Port Washington and she will marching in D.C. on Saturday.

“This isn’t a protest, this is activism. I am there for the women. I am not anti-Trump. This march is about empowering people. It doesn’t matter who you voted for, you go to show your support for women.” - Mindy Germain (Mother) is the only female water commission in Port Washington, she broke her own glass ceiling and she will be marching in D.C. on Saturday.