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Passionate Women's March on Washington

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Washington Post, Women’s marches: More than one million protesters vow to resist President Trump

    By now everyone has seen the images of the Women's March on Washington plus some 600 other cities nationwide as well as globally. Global estimates vary from 2 to 3 million.

    This is as close as you can get to a grassroots movement. From the WP:

    ""What started as a Facebook post by a Hawaii retiree became an unprecedented international rebuke of a new president that packed cities large and small — from London to Los Angeles, Paris to Park City, Utah, Miami to Melbourne, Australia.

    "The organizers of the Women’s March on Washington, who originally sought a permit for a gathering of 200,000, said Saturday that as many as half a million people participated."

    Equally impressive is no reports of violence or arrests. The marches were peaceful with no pushing or shoving. Totally civil. Women, men, boys and girls, toddlers and babies in strollers, from all ethnicities and races marched together in unity. A sharp contrast from the largely white only poorly attended crowds for the Trump inauguration.

    I admit to being highly impressed. They have given me renewed hope that they will be there in 2018 and beyond to stand up for women's rights and minority rights. Up until today I was pessimistic about the future. I feel so much better now.

  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    I felt good about the unity as well. Their gender often makes me proud. At our next possible election opportunity we need to be strong among all segments and/or demographics. We need to have capabilities and must get advantages by not always being the weak, ineffective minority. I am sorry. This was a positive theme. With my party I am standing in deep hole while a madman is planning on stealing our futures and anything that's not nailed down.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Dallas, TX
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    The "Trump effect" has made the Women's March necessary.

    Note, the White House has not commented.

    Highly disrespectful for Trump to not even acknowledge the existence of the largest protest in history under his watch.

    More to lose for the new White House than to gain by remaining disengaged like this.

    Trump has a paid maternity leave plan. Why not call on the Women's March to help make the plan better and usher its passage through Congress?

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Especially Michael Moore pointed out that the Dem's need "new" blood not the "old" ignorant cozy club it was. I hope that such message gets heard. He said Pelosi or Schumer are the past but not the future of the party.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    It was awesome to be one of the 100,000 peaceful marchers attending the Portland march and one of the many millions of people worldwide who participated yesterday.

    My only hope now is that people don't go to sleep and allow Donald's shenanigans to become normalized.

  • Democrat
    Julian, CA
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    International Women's Day on March 8th brought out 10's of thousands of women in 50 countries to March for Women's Rights.

    I am sure those anti-women Republicans in the U.S. Congress and State Legislatures were not impressed by these marches but the word is spreading about these anti-women Republican laws, policies and regulations that are destroying women's rights.

    Any women voting for a Republican in the next election is either incredibly stupid or has a very serious case of self loathing and very, very low self esteem.

  • Independent
    Washington
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    jaredsxtn Wrote:

    My only hope now is that people don't go to sleep and allow Donald's shenanigans to become normalized.

    Agreed. If, for one example, he is allowed off the hook for knowingly accusing Obama of a felony crime, it easy to conclude next time will be worse.