Annual Women's March held in Ketchum

Published: Jan. 20, 2019 at 5:07 PM MST
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People across the nation joined together for the 3rd Annual Women’s March Saturday, including people here in the Gem State.

Hundreds of men and women joined together to take part in the 3rd Annual Women's March in Ketchum Saturday morning.

March organizer Lisa Stelck explained its importance.

"Two years ago was an opportunity for women and really our whole community to come together to stand for the values that we believe in.” Stelck continued “and this year we're again out here to stand for all women, to stand for women of all ages, all colors, all nationalities, all religious backgrounds, and sexual identity, for the issues that we as women really care about which include peace and justice,” Stelck explained.

The morning started and ended with a couple of speakers, before and after the march.

Both Representative Muffy Davis and Senator Michelle Stennett were among those chosen to talk.

For Davis, the march is what inspired her to run for office.

"I came out and I was motivated and inspired, and I knew that together we could do a lot of things." "That we just didn't have to take what was handed to us, and that's where I got energized and became involved, and knew that I had to get involved,” Davis explained.

Davis says she's already excited for next year's march.

"I look forward to this next year and see all the great changes, for when we come together, in another year, we can look back and see all the great things we were able to do together,” Davis stated.

Senator Stennett told KMVT that it's important for them to be out there, not just supporting other women, but supporting the men who support them as well.