A cheerful crowd of approximately 150 met in Joseph for the Second Annual Women’s March Jan. 20. The group traversed Main Street with signs and flags proclaiming a continued dissatisfaction with the Trump administration and Trump personally and expressing a belief in the dignity of women and all other individuals.
Cheerful signals a change in how marchers and their allies are moving forward from last year’s event.
The march of 2017 saw approximately 300 angry individuals in Joseph. The 2018 Wallowa County group, though smaller, met with more confidence than they had exhibited at the first march.
A year down the road, the anti-sexual harassment #MeToo movement also played a role in setting the theme.