Tens of thousands will reportedly come out.
Signs and speakers are attacking President Donald Trump’s immigration policies and other views they consider racist and sexist. The march begins at 2pm.
They all reference the #MeToo phenomenon, an outpouring of women speaking out against their experiences with sexual harassment. On Saturday, Trump tweeted that it’s “a flawless day for all Women to March”.
“Last year it was about hope”.
“Activism turns into a movement”, she said.
More than 300 towns and cities are organising anniversary marches and rallies, not all of them affiliated with each other. Here are some of the big ones. Eastern Time from Central Park West and 72nd Street, following a pre-march rally at Central Park West and 61st/62nd Streets at 11:30 a.m. “That is why we are urging people to register to vote today”. There, America’s greatest minds put forth thought provoking ideas such as donning knitted pink hats that resembled female genitalia, proclaiming “my body, my choice” while demanding the government pays for their birth control, and in some cases just screaming towards the sky. “But I’m excited to be able to fix it”, she said, clad in a red and blue Superwoman outfit. “We started a movement that’s still moving”. “We’ve taken our democracy for granted too much, I believe”, said Teri Frangie. She recently died from the illness. “I’m doing this for him”.
We’ll be covering the talks and the marches in Washington, New York, Los Angeles and elsewhere. Women’s marches in Bay Area cities “This year, it’s a proactive march”, said San Jose organizer Vicky Mattson. “I oppose every policy of this administration”, said Haken, a nutritionist.
The signs at the march included jabs at Trump, calls for protection of abortion rights and vows to defeat Republicans at the polls in November’s midterm elections. I’m Latina, pushed to get Latinos to vote. “And Nevada is an example of a battleground state that went for Hillary Clinton and went blue in 2016 for the first time”, she told NPR.
Democratic candidates for office – and potential future ones – are also seeking to leverage this weekend’s marches and rallies for their own campaigns. “I’m here to support President Trump”, Shapiro said.
Spike Gram joins hundreds of people gathered at the Capitol in downtown Tallahassee, Fla. for the Womens March on January 20, 2018.
Ahead of the Women’s March events this weekend, here’s what you need to know.
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CNN will air special programming all day surrounding Trump’s one-year anniversary.
Jamie Williams, originally from Alabama, brought her 7-year-old son, James, to march with her in Manhattan. She said Trump’s election led to her decision to walk away from a job where she prosecuted large corporate tax cases.
“People are seeing women candidates are a good investment”, Schriock said in an interview last week in her Washington office.
Author information: Brady Dennis is a national reporter for The Washington Post, focusing on the environment and public health issues.