by Bill Rettew, Daily Local News, 4/29/17
WEST CHESTER>>They simply wanted to be heard.
On Saturday, under sunny skies, more than 200 protesters rallied at the Historic Chester County Courthouse and marched north along High Street. They simply wanted their elected officials to listen.
The Saturday rally, “March for the Environment,” was organized locally by Margaret Hudgings of the Sierra Club. Several other organizations promoted the event. A sister rally took place in Washington, D.C., with other companion marches nationwide.
“We gather on the courthouse steps to make a healthy future for our children,” state Rep. Carolyn Comitta, D-156, told the audience of more than 200 flag wavers and sign holders.
As they marched, the crowd roared, “Show me what democracy looks like, this is what democracy looks like.”
Hudgings said that the current administration is not concerned with climate change.
“Democracy requires vigilance,” Hudgings said. “We need to be watching and standing up for what we believe in.”…
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