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Logan Women's March Focusing On Accessibility, Inclusion

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Across the country, people are preparing for the fourth Women’s March on Saturday. In Logan, organizers are focusing on making sure people of all abilities can participate in the event. 

“Sometimes physical attendance can be a privilege. And so we're offering something this year called March for Two,’” said Storee Powell who works at the Utah State University Center for Persons with Disabilities. Powell is coordinating the March for Two initiative at the Women’s March in Logan on Saturday. 

Powell said her personal disabilities have sometimes prevented her from participating in the Women’s March which is why she wanted an element that included people who could not physically be at the March. 

“We will have a poster made up for each of those women with their name and picture and have somebody else that is marching carry that poster. So even if they can't physically be there, they can be represented,” Powell said.

Jenny Ostermiller is a disability rights advocate at Options for Independence in Logan and said her organization can help provide people who would like to march assistive options, such as wheelchairs or walkers. Ostermiller said they can even pick people up at their homes with their accessible van. 

“We are willing to push a wheelchair during the March,” Ostermiller said. “We're willing to help anyone who is blind or deaf or has any disability at all that would like to participate but feel like they need a little bit of support.”

The Women’s March in Logan will begin at the Cache County Court House on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. To participate in March for Two, comment on any of the recent posts on the Cache Valley Women’s March Facebook group by midnight on Thursday. For assistance from Options for Independence, call 435-753-5353.