NEW ORLEANS, LA (WAFB) - Due to several unforeseen issues, the 2019 Women’s March in New Orleans, originally scheduled for Jan. 19, has been cancelled, say organizers of the event.
Organizers say the national controversy over anti-semitic remarks made by Women’s March leaders has hurt efforts to raise money for the event and to enlist involvement in the march in New Orleans and other marches around the country. Organizers say attendance numbers have also been low.
March organizers say they will continue to work on issues that affect women in Louisiana.
“It is time to re-evaluate the momentum that the Women’s March gave all of us the first two years. We will listen to the concerns of all Louisiana women by holding round table discussions around the state in March, Women’s History Month. Information gathered will guide us moving forward with marches and other actions. It can also take us past the marching and towards a new stage of the movement,” said Angela Adkins, march chair and president of the National Organization for Women’s Baton Rouge chapter.