The organizers of the voting rights march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. weekend scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 15 have decided to cancel the event due to severe weather conditions predicted.

“We thought it was prudent to cancel given the weather prediction for extreme cold temperatures and high winds,” said Carla Cooper, a member of Indivisible Martha’s Vineyard, one of the organizers of the event. “We thought it might be dangerous and icy and didn’t want anyone to get hurt.”

The march was planned to begin at Five Corners in Vineyard Haven and proceed over the drawbridge to Eastville Beach to memorialize the crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965 in Selma, Ala.

Ms. Cooper said the event will not be rescheduled.

“We are not rescheduling because of other conflicting events we are trying to respect,” she said.