The 2017 Women’s March in Washington, DC. Contributed photo

Kaua‘i will have a Women’s March anniversary sign-waving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the entrance to the Lihu‘e Airport.

More than 250 marches, rallies, and actions are planned in the United States and internationally for the “Weekend of Women” as part of the anniversary of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

The activist website Daily KOS reports that the Women’s March last year drew an estimated 4.2 million protestors in more than 650 marches around the country and even more around the globe. It has been described as the largest single-day demonstration in U.S. history.

Themes for anniversary events range widely, but many focus on voter registration and supporting women candidates for office, The Daily KOS reports. Many people also have been activated by the #MeToo movement addressing sexual assault and sexual harassment.

For those interested in registering to vote, the offers an online link to state voter registrar’s offices. It takes about two minutes to fill out the online form. The Hawaii Office of Elections then immediately reports your current voter registration status.

According to the Women’s March Hawai‘i state page on Facebook, marches are also planned on O‘ahu, Maui, Molokai and the Big Island.

Quick Reference List

What: Women’s March Anniversary Sign-Waving on Kaua‘i

When: 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20

Where: The Lihu‘e Airport entrance, at the intersection of Ahukini Road and Kapule Highway

Why: To encourage community, civic and political involvement of women and men for issues they are concerned about — especially running for office — and voting.

Contact: Margie Merryman, (808) 651-9916,

Note: Participants are asked to follow state and county guidelines and stay off the highway, street and stonewalls.

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