October 17th, 2020-Delaware Women’s March Editorial

On a beautiful autumn day in a parking lot outside of the Delaware, Court Households, two Democratic candidates, Dr. Racheal Morocco, running for Ohio House District 67, and Alaina Shearer, running for Congress in Ohio’s 12th district, together with host a Women’s March in honor of the death of United States Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Now the Republican Senate majority in the United States Senate is rushing to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court just days before the general election Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020, as many voters are already casting their votes. Amy Coney Barrett’s views are that she is against women’s reproductive rights, women’s healthcare, and equal pay for women.

The Women’s March kicks off with the two Democratic candidates, and they will explain why they are eager to run for office. Democratic candidate Dr. Racheal Morocco says, “She is a mom and a pediatrician. Before she decided to run for office, she was in the Ohio Statehouse when both Republicans and Democrats voted on the heartbeat bill. She notices that there are not enough women in government leadership that represents women across Ohio. It is what motivates her and makes her more enthusiastic about running for office.”

Next, Alaina Shearer speaks, and she discusses with the many activists, protesters and supports how far women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, and people of color rights have come throughout history. She says, “I would not be able to speak in front of you all today. What I am doing now would have been illegal a hundred years ago. When I am elected, I will be the first woman ever from Ohio’s to represent the 12th Congressional District in Congress”, Shearer said.

After both Democratic candidates said their speeches, all the many activists, protesters, and supports gather around to come up with ideas to say for chants in downtown Delaware. Alaina Shearer starts the Women’s March off by chanting, “When do we want equality?” The protesters behind chant, “Now!” as they continue to chant. Many drivers drive by demonstrating their support by honking their horns in support of women’s rights. Alaina’s Shearer’s Congressional US bus drives by downtown Delaware County as it plays inspirational music such as” Fight Song” by Rachel Platten and “This girl is on Fire” by Alicia Keys. Once the march is over, Alaina Shearer gathers all the protesters and thanks them to show up and demonstrate their support.

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