In response to Diane Ferguson’s question in her Jan. 23 letter to the editor about marchers being voters: I have never missed the opportunity to vote and I am 65 years young.
I marched last year and this year, both times driving from Lake Stevens area to Seattle. I was tired and sore the next day, but I will go again. Any time.
I’m not only a voter, a registered Democrat, but also a past elected precinct committee chairman and I have volunteered to work phone banks for the Democrats of Snohomish County.
The marchers were organized, their signs clever, well behaved, and dedicated enough to walk several miles in 40-degree rainy weather. I am so proud of the dedication of the more-than-100,000 marchers that I took my 11-year-old granddaughter to teach her a lesson in civics.
My own grandmother was a Democratic Washington state representative. I would never vote for any Republican at any level, partly because when I was at Cascade High School in the 1960s, abortions were illegal. That meant only girls with money could get them and plenty of girls did. Birth control methods were not readily available and are still hard to pay for because places like Hobby Lobby won’t cover them for their employees.
I believe the issue is private and personal and non of the government’s business. The Republicans need to stay out of our, women’s medical business.
Every American has the right to medical care, not just the wealthy. I fully support Planned Parenthood. We need a president that is not an embarrassment to our country. That’s why we march and why we wear pink pussy hats.
Next time, Diane, you should join us.