Saturday, January 21st, 2017 was a big day for women. Many made their way to large cities to join with other like-minded individuals to show their support for each other and their support for women’s rights, their safety, their health, and their importance in today’s society. While many women marched, there were some who marched in spirit due to not being able to travel or living in areas where the march would not take place or be welcomed. One woman, Michelle Barton, did not let any of those reasons stop her from marching, according to the story on MPRnews.com.
Michelle Barton and her family are originally from Denver but moved to the small, conservative town of Longville, Minnesota due to the lower cost of living after her husband suffered from a stroke. She took note that many in her new town supported Presidential nominee Donald Trump and when it came time for the Women’s March she was ready to march alone in Longsville. She set up an event on Facebook just in case there were any like-minded people in the area who wanted to join the Women’s March with her. One woman responded that she and her sister would probably stop by to join. To Michelle’s surprise however, on the day of the march there were 66 people from her town as well as neighboring towns who showed up to march with her despite the freezing weather. Those who marched walked together and carried signs that promoted love and unity.