National Women's March
On Jan. 19, thousands of women stood on the streets of Washington, D.C. for the third annual women’s march. The protesting was primarily aimed towards the current president’s administration and the growing concern for the lack of women’s rights, especially in regards to issues such as justice, equality, and civil rights. According to the march’s official website, “the mission of the Women’s March is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change.” The first Women’s Match occurred in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump was sworn into office. In 2018, in response to the upcoming midterm elections, the second march, dubbed “Power to the Polls,” was held in Las Vegas.
The theme of this year’s march is #WomensWave. It represents getting a wave of individuals, especially women, to cast their votes.
While the main march was located in D.C., dozens were planned and executed all across the country and even the world. In fact, there was at least one march in every state except for Louisiana and Kansas. There were 13 marches scheduled in Texas; one of which was located in Dallas, however, it was scheduled for the 20th rather than the 19th. The D.C. event began at 10 a.m. at Freedom Plaza. It included various speakers and performers followed by a half-mile march past the Trump International Hotel. Those who spoke represented a wide range of personalities and affiliations, putting a voice to all parts of women’s rights.