On Saturday, President Trump tweeted his congratulations to women marching around the nation, suggesting they must have been celebrating his economic policies on the first anniversary of his inauguration:
We asked one of the organizers of the Women’s March on New Jersey in Morristown how she felt about that tweet. Debbie McComber of the League of Women Voters of the Morristown Area diplomatically referred us to this photo by our sharp-eyed correspondent, Sharon Sheridan:
McComber estimated 15,000 people participated in the Morristown event, which included speeches at town hall and the historic Morristown Green, linked by a procession up South Street.
Gov. Phil Murphy and New Jersey First Lady Tammy Snyder Murphy were among the the guest speakers.
Everything unfolded without incident, McComber said, with a highly visible police presence that included, in addition to Morristown’s Finest, Morris County Sheriff’s officers, police from Madison and Mt. Olive, and NJ Transit police. They are just the ones we observed. There were bomb-sniffing dogs, mounted police and EMS teams.
“The police were amazing at making us all feel comfortable,” said McComber, adding that organizers, who raised funds from local businesses, plan to make a donation to the town to help defray security expenses.
McComber also noted that crowds were respectful of both venues Saturday, making cleanup fairly easy for organizers.
MorristownGreen.com is fortunate to have a team of talented, dedicated photo volunteers, who captured the color and spirit of the day. We’ll share some of their work with slideshows over the next few posts.
If you attended, chances are you will see yourself in one of our pictures. And if you couldn’t make it, here is what you missed.
We’ll start with more from Sharon, for many years our assistant editor and now a candidate for the Episcopal priesthood: