One year after the original, The Woman’s March is going on right now in Las Vegas and around the country. This year’s march focuses on swing states and engaging progressive women to translate their enthusiasm into electoral victories in this year’s midterm elections.
Thousands of protesters turned out on Saturday in New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Rome and hundreds of other cities and towns.
The marches were dominated by women who are critical of President Trump. The president said in a tweet that it was a “perfect day for all Women to March.”
Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March. Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months. Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 20, 2018
New York marchers are empowered: ‘I feel like the revolution is now.’
That’s what Vanessa Medina, a 32-year-old nurse, said prompted her to participate this year, even though she didn’t march last January. Ms. Medina, of Clifton, N.J., cited the Time’s Up campaign against sexual harassment and Republicans’ attempts to defund Planned Parenthood as her reasons for protesting.
“I want equal pay,” her 11-year-old daughter, Xenaya, chimed in. “And equal rights.”
Ann Dee Allen of Wauwatosa, Wis., stood by a vendor table on 60th Street and Broadway, holding a T-shirt and a handful of buttons she had just bought for the demonstration.
“I feel differently about it this year,” said Ms. Allen, 61, who works in communications for a health care organization. “Last year, I just felt kind of angry and impassioned. This year, I feel like I’m in it for the long haul.”
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