Report on Hilo Women’s march Jan. 21

I’m just home from the Hilo Women’s March.  Despite Rainy weather the turn out was massive.  My estimate would be over 2000, perhaps 3000.  The program of music and speakers was excellent and really built for unity. Jackie Pualani Johnson lead off with a beautiful Kahea (Call) that set the positive tone for the rights of women, native people and other people of color, the poor, people with disabilities, Muslims, immigrants, and issues of health care, climate disaster, and peace. There will be important work in the days ahead to support one another as the Trump agenda is brought forward.

Stand in solidarity always,

Jim Albertini