Congresswoman Veronica Escobar to speak at El Paso Women’s March

Politics

U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar will be back in El Paso this weekend for the third annual Women’s March in Downtown El Paso.

Saturday morning’s march is a way to celebrate and empower women, organizers said. They will all hit the streets of Downtown El Paso starting at 10 a.m. in San Jacinto Plaza. 

This is the third year the event is being held in El Paso. You may remember it started in 2017 when women in Washington D.C. organized a protest the day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, who some considered anti-women. It was the largest single-day protest in U.S. history. Women also marched through the streets of El Paso in solidarity. 

Organizers say they will be celebrating the accomplishments of local women, including U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar, one of the first Texas Latinas elected to Congress. They’ll also recognize the women elected to El Paso City Council because this year marked the first time a majority of its members are women.

“Last year it was really a call to action to get out there and vote and be a part of your community. This year it is defiantly you know we are excited about where we have been the accomplishments that we’ve had and we are ready to continue with the momentum,” said El Paso Women’s March Organizer Monique Navarro. 

If you’re worried about the parking situation in downtown, a Lyft code will be released at 7 p.m. Friday on the EP Women’s March Facebook page that will give you a $5 ride credit. And organized said that even if you didn’t sign up its OK, everyone is welcome to participate.

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