All the Info You Need on This Year's Women's March

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Last year's Women's March, which took place the day after Trump's inauguration, broke the record for the largest single-day march in the history of America, with 4 million plus citizens walking in support of women all over the nation.

After a year entrenched in exposing the injustices commited upon women every day—a year that included allegations of assault against everyone from Trump, to Harvey Weinstein, to Kevin Spacey (and scores of other powerful men), and a year that also included the #MeToo and Time's Up movements shining a spotlight on assault, harassment, and women's rights in the workplace—we can expect 2018's Women's March to be an even bigger affair than its predecessor. 

Many of this year's events will take place January 20 across the globe. The current Facebook event for New York City's march has 20 thousand people RSVP'ed, with another 76 thousand interested in attending. A rally is set to begin at 11:30 AM EST with the march following at 12:30.

"Over the past year, basic rights for women, immigrants, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, the religious and nonreligious, people of color and even Mother Earth have struggled to survive under the weight of the current administration," the event page writes. "America’s First Amendment has been challenged and healthcare for millions has been threatened. We must stand together to demand and defend our rights. Let your voice echo from the streets of New York City to the capital city. Show the world that red, white and blue are colors of tolerance."

The official Women's March team have also organized this year a Power to the Polls movement in Las Vegas, Nevada. On January 21, on the anniversary of last year's march, thousands will gather in the city to "kick-off a national voter registration and mobilization tour targeting swing states to register new voters, engage impacted communities, harness our collective energy to advocate for policies and candidates that reflect our values and collaborate with our partners to elect more women and progressives candidates to office," according to their site

Vegas was chosen as Nevada is an important swing state and has been the subject this year of some of the nation's most pressing issues—namely, extreme gun violence and politicians accused of sexual assault. Other communities across the country are organizing sister initiatives, which you can learn more about here. 

 

 

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