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Along the East Coast, from the South and the Midwest, women drove or boarded buses, planes or trains Friday bound for the Million Woman March.
In Philadelphia, hotels and homes filled up with people for today's march and rally, designed to strengthen bonds in the African-American community and lift women's spirits.
``I've been hearing about it all the time. It's been real exciting just to be a part of history,'' said Jackie Wright Jackie Wright (1905—January 1989) was an Irish comedian known for being the bald-headed sidekick of fellow comic Benny Hill on his television programme for three decades. , 53, who arrived early from Okemos, Mich., near Lansing, with her grown daughter and son.
``Sisters that I have never met before are networking. I just feel great,'' said Wright, who was staying at a hotel in Mount Laurel, N.J.
The grass-roots march, organized by housing activists and small-business women Phile Chionesu and Asia Coney coney or cony (both: kō`nē), name used for the rabbit (Oryctolagus) and for its fur; more often, for the pika, a small rodent found at high altitudes in both hemispheres; and for the hyrax, a small herbivorous, , is modeled after the Million Man March in Washington in 1995.
The top platform issue for the march has been support for an effort by Rep. Maxine Waters Maxine Waters (born Maxine Moore Carr on August 15 1938) has served as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1991, representing the 35th District of California (map). , D-Los Angeles, who is chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus Congressional Black Caucus, organization of African-American members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Founded in 1970, it addresses legislative concerns of African Americans and other minority citizens, such as employment, welfare reform, minority business , to start an investigation into claims the CIA CIA: see Central Intelligence Agency.
(1) (Confidentiality Integrity Authentication) The three important concerns with regards to information security. Encryption is used to provide confidentiality (privacy, secrecy). was involved with drug traffickers in bringing large quantities of crack cocaine into African-American communities. Waters is scheduled to speak at today's march.
White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry said President Clinton ``applauds people who, in that spirit, gather together to celebrate both their faith and their commitment.
``But, at the same time, that doesn't mean that he necessarily subscribes to everything that every march or every event lists as part of its agenda, or everything that is said at such events.''