Regardless of your politics, there’s no denying that millions of women, people of color, and LGTBQ citizens have felt despondent since the election. Donald Trump has been objectively xenophobic and sexist. His rejection of racist acts hasn’t satisfied critics. And in all of the fear and confusion, a large percentage of the populace is left with an overwhelming feeling of hopelessness.
Naturally, they turn to peaceful protest. It’s the one method of resistance that dissenting Americans have relied on since our nation’s founding days.
On January 21st, hundreds of thousands of women and allies will descend upon Washington (and gather in other cities around the country) to protest what they perceive to be the president-elect’s sexist view of America. To remind him and so many others that their voices will continue to be heard and that they will fight for the rights of every American.
The mission statement of the Women’s March On Washington states:
We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country…The Women’s March On Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s right are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.