Mid-Michigan family headed to D.C. for march

Published: Jan. 10, 2017 at 5:23 PM EST
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(01/10/17) - A Midland family plans to be among the thousands who rally in our nation's capital the day after Donald Trump's inauguration.

It's called the Women's March on Washington.

Locally, the Women of Michigan Action Network, also known as WOMAN, has filled up three buses for the rally.

Jody Liebmann is one of the organizers. Liebmann, along with her husband and daughter, will join just under 170 other people and take a charter bus to Washington, D.C.

"The plan of attack is to show up with a massive amount of numbers, to show that we are here, and that our voice counts and we're watching our government," Liebmann said.

Liebmann says the rally is not about being a Republican or Democrat. Instead, she says it's about being a decent human being.

The charter buses will pick up people in Midland and Saginaw.

Their focus is simple.

"The behavior that we have seen over the past election cycle can not be normalized. It is not normal behavior, we are doing this to support our friends, our neighbors," Liebmann said.

Many are just going for the Women's March on Washington. Other people are making time to stop at the offices of local lawmakers to share their concerns about our country's future.

Most importantly, Liebmann hopes one man hears their voices loud and clear.

"My goal is to have him Tweet each and every one of us. Just send us a Tweet, let the Women's March on Washington know what you really feel," Liebmann said.

If you can't make the march in Washington, there are events closer to home on the same day.

We've learned about rallies in Lansing and Midland.

The Midland rally begins at 3 p.m. at the corner of Eastlawn Drive and S. Saginaw Road on Jan. 21.