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Reno Women's March Distances Itself From National Founders

Paul Boger
Protesters march in the first Reno Women's March in 2017.

While activists across the nation are gearing up for the third Women's March this weekend, organizers of local Women's Marches have been dealing with the aftermath of accusations of racism in the national branch. 

KUNR's Bree Zender spoke with Jennifer Cantley and Matthew Fonken, organizers of this year's Reno Women's March about their plans for this year and how they are reacting to charges of the national branch's alleged anti-Semitism. 
March organizers said they've made efforts to distance themselves from the National Women's March and have never been directly affiliated with them. They're also trying to make the event a space for bipartisanship.

"That's what our country is built off of. It's communicating," said organizer Jennifer Cantley. "You have a different opinion. I have a different opinion. But that doesn't mean we hate each other."

Last year, Reno Police said 15,000 people attending last year's march. The Reno Women's March will be demostrating in downtown Reno on Saturday.


Bree Zender is a former host and reporter at KUNR Public Radio.
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