Sunday's marches were held one year from the day that hundreds of thousands of women, donning pink hats, took to the streets of Washington in a stunning display of resistance to President Donald Trump, whose administration many feared could threaten women's rights. "Beautiful weather all over our great country, a flawless day for all Women to March", he tweeted. 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.
The national organization anticipates holding events similar to the one in Las Vegas in battleground states throughout the year as part of a national effort to energize female voters, said Fendlay.
The actress, 36, joined other Hollywood stars on stage in Downtown Los Angeles to share their experiences during one of the many Women's Marches being held across the country on the anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president.
Taking to Twitter to seemingly take credit for the feminist events taking place, Trump said, "Beautiful weather all over our great country, a flawless day for all Women to March".
Nancy Sinatra, who sang the 1966 hit "These Boots are Made for Walkin'", succinctly replied to Trump with her own tweet.
One anti-Trump protester was arrested by police after causing a disturbance.
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Rana Zaman said the event in Halifax, which brought hundreds to the city's downtown a year ago, is more of a celebration this time around.
Kelley Robinson, Planned Parenthood's national organizing director, told CNN that numerous women who marched previous year have been inspired to run for office themselves.
"We haven't had many marches here".
Gallina said her schedule didn't allow her to march last year, but this year she vowed not to miss it. "That's what this is about", she said. "This year, we really want to show support for women who are running for office and to encourage more women, women of color and those in the LGBT community, to run for office, to register to vote, to be more civically engaged".
Organizers have said that they are focusing on Nevada because of its importance in November's midterm elections.
Some of the slogans on posters raised at the Paris rally read "Sorry for the inconvenience, we are trying to change the world" and "Look back, march forward".
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"Last year I was in shock and depressed".
Trump made the decision to end DACA, an Obama-era immigration executive order, last year, but delayed the repeal until March.
Megan Hertlein, a 13-year-old middle school student from Vernon, N.J., took an hour-long train ride with her mother, Patti Hertlein, 44, a paralegal. Mallory said the rallies may take on a light-hearted or even celebratory tone at times, but added: "We also know that serious business has to happen". "I feel good because I'm making a difference". She said that since last year's march, she has met with senators and representatives, organized her neighbors, and gone to dozens of protests.
"My family is half Mexican and half Puerto Rican, and I recently lost my husband to cancer", she said.
"Activism turns into a movement", she said.
Nearby, demonstrators gathered near the Lincoln Memorial and along the still-frozen reflecting pool on the National Mall.
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The group sought to turn protests into political action by encouraging women to run for office and exercise their right to vote and influence elections. But what's worse is the fact that Trump seems to think that the Women's March is a celebration of *his* achievements over the past year. Some of the larger marches held Saturday were in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Charlotte and NY. Democrats are eyeing the U.S. Senate race in swing state Nevada, where incumbent Dean Heller, R, is considered vulnerable and first-term Rep. Jacky Rosen, D, is a leading challenger. Trump has appointed conservative judges and empowered federal agency leaders who have approved work requirements for Medicaid, religious exemptions for doctors who oppose abortion, and changes to campus guidelines for sexual assault.