Anti-Trump Rally Scrapped After Leaders Exposed as Racist
WAFB's Rachael Thomas reports:
Organizers say the national controversy over anti-semitic remarks made by Women’s March leaders has hurt efforts to raise money for the event and to enlist involvement in the march in New Orleans and other marches around the country. Organizers say attendance numbers have also been low.
March organizers say they will continue to work on issues that affect women in Louisiana.
“It is time to re-evaluate the momentum that the Women’s March gave all of us the first two years. We will listen to the concerns of all Louisiana women by holding roundtable discussions around the state in March, Women’s History Month. Information gathered will guide us moving forward with marches and other actions. It can also take us past the marching and towards a new stage of the movement,” said Angela Adkins, march chair and president of the National Organization for Women’s Baton Rouge chapter.
Organizers conceded the growing expenses of their events, from obtaining permits to police escorts, outpaced fundraising in the wake of the controversies.