The march began as a grassroots movement, originally dreamt up by Hawaiian native and grandmother Teresa Shook as a means for women to share outrage over Donald Trump's election. We will stand together for the rights of all women, everywhere. Theologically conservative Christian women will likely sit the Women's March out, opting instead to rally behind next Friday's March for Life, the largest annual pro-life rally in the world. Organizers have raised $1.6 million of their $2 million goal to defray expenses.
"I don't know if I'm surprised, I'm more amazed that many people want to spend two nights on a bus to go march in D.C", she said of the overwhelming interest.
"Sister marches" in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and 32 other countries have popped up, including one in Denver. Then, a whole docket of celebrity speakers who have been vocal supporters of abortion rights. Furthermore, Bland stated, "one of the challenges facing women in this incoming administration is access to reproductive care". I fear we'll live in a world with no equal pay, that parental leave will be more hard than ever, and that there will be fewer women in the executive workforce. Yet women who want to save children from the slaughter of abortion are shut out.
"The anti-choice organization in question is not a partner of the Women's March on Washington". To monitor the march on social media, organizers of the event are asking people to use the hashtag, #WhyIMarch. "That I do have a voice, and I can come here, and I can support this stronger voice that no, that's not okay", she said. (The other honorary co-chairs are feminist organizer Gloria Steinem, political activist Angela Davis, labor leader Doris Huerta, and Native American advocate LaDonna Harris.) Perez was a bilingual probation officer in the Santa Cruz County Probation Department, and has advocated on several fronts for incarcerated youth and criminal justice reform.
Each March is taking the inspiration from and foundation of the original Women's March on Washington and expanding it to make their own statements, make their own needs heard.
The New York State Catholic Conference opposes the bill. People are becoming politicized, which is exactly what we need if we are going to protect our democracy from the corporate Trump agenda.
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Before rescinding New Wave Feminists' partnership, Bland told The Atlantic that women of all beliefs and backgrounds were welcome, particularly "voices that have previously been either marginalized or silenced".
More than 600 sister marches are scheduled to take place across the world Saturday - including in Oxford, Jackson, Hattiesburg, Gulfport and Memphis - for those who couldn't make it to Washington. If our hopes weren't already real within us, we couldn't even hope them. "Fundamentally, nearly no one coming from the Dominican Republic to the United States is coming here because they have a provable skill that would benefit us and that would indicate their likely success in our society", he said.