Women will march again with aim to become a political force

History in the making Thousands of people march in Washington D.C

Women will march again with aim to become a political force

"And it's important that men are here, too". "If it can happen in Nevada, it can happen anywhere", she says.

Still, today, whether seen or unseen, women disproportionately face discrimination, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. I hope she exercises her own power to vote. After all, they are united by a deep concern for the same things.

In the 12 months since January 21, 2017, women have been organizing and agitating like never before.

"We haven't forgotten", O'Neill said.

We run and win elected offices, from the days of Shirley Chisholm's historic presidential bid to Keisha Lance Bottoms's Atlanta Mayoral win.

One of the biggest marches, "March for our Future", is anticipated for Oakland at 10 a.m.at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater, where fundraising lead Quinn King said she expects 30,000 people to attend. The march will end at 43rd Street.

The New York protest, which started in front of the Trump International Hotel & Tower by Central Park, was among more than 200 such actions planned for the weekend around the world. The caps quickly became a symbol of women's empowerment and opposition to the new president in the early days of his administration.

"The march set the tone for the resistance", said USA activist Linda Sarsour.

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Susan Jelus, the founder of the Facebook group "Stand Together" and the organizer for the Logan Women's March, set to advocate for the the rights of women. "It's empowering to be at the march". Tried and true political organizations such as Emily's List have seen record numbers of women expressing interest in running for office - more than 26,000 since the 2016 election, according to Emily's List President Stephanie Schriock.

Trump was a disaster for women in 2017.

Activists say Trump's policies rolling back birth control and equal pay protections have propelled many women into activism for the first time.

But participants like Janete Perez already were on hand by late morning, listening to music and preparing for the day ahead.

Iris Nielsen, a volunteer for the Logan march, said that it's important for people from surrounding areas, such as Wyoming and Idaho, to feel included - especially if no closer demonstrations are being held. "It is just finding that issues that we agree on right now that's so problematic", she says.

"Activism turns into a movement", she said.

Sunday, January 21, 2018will mark the one year anniversary of the Women's March, a worldwide protest pushing for legislation and reform for human rights including those specific to women, immigration reform, healthcare reform, reproductive rights, the natural environment, the LGBTQ community, racial equality, freedom of religion and workers.

"I am involved, personally, just because I want to help provide an opportunity for people to get involved and speak up", Jelus said.

That, Bland says, is the point: getting people to vote and removing barriers to voting for marginalized communities.

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Anjana Patel, who had arrived from Palo Alto, carried a sign that read, "Proud immigrant from a shithole country".

Trump has denied he made such a comment.

"It changed how I perceived myself", Soyer said.

The March past year spurred a chain of events that is still unfolding. She will march in her hometown as she did past year.

Marchers gathered across the country hours after much of the federal government shut down after members of Congress failed to reach an agreement on a spending measure, casting uncertainty over much of the nation.

Women aren't only affecting policy; they are determining election outcomes. "It is 2018. I am 46 years old".

Her daughter, Sherri Trumm - who rolled her eyes at the spelling of her name being so close to the president's, saying her husband had talked about changing it - said the country she knew as a melting pot as a child is gone. "I always felt like I had to blend in". "We're keeping up the momentum".

As in several other march locations, the #metoo movement was a strong theme at the gathering. The Women's March sparked a movement, and an unstoppable one at that.

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