Maryland Residents Plan Responses to “Day Without a Woman”

For years, Susannah Siger considered her shoe and chocolate business in Hampden a kind of “Switzerland,” a neutral place apart from her politics.

But on Wednesday she plans to decorate her Ma Petite Shoe storefront on The Avenue in red and display signs that highlight products by women.

It’s her way of marking International Women’s Day and responding to the call for a show of solidarity by organizers of January’s Women’s March on Washington, which drew hundreds of thousands of people to events the day after President Donald Trump‘s inauguration.

“After this election, things changed for me, and I felt and I continue to feel morally obligated to engage, to have a positive response to a lot of what’s going on in the political environment,” she said.