WMW, Part 2

By: Jill Finger

Jan 24 2017

Category: Uncategorized

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Originally, the march was billed as focusing on women’s rights, preserving the ACA, continuing funding for Planned Parenthood, LGBTQIA rights, immigration, racism, workers’ rights, religious acceptance, climate change, and more that I’m not remembering, but it also was a protest against Donald Trump.

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This was my first protest march and I had heard and seen news articles about how demonstrations can end up being violent with arrests. In fact, we were told, while still on the bus, to look for the lawyers traveling with our group,
 wearing neon green hats, in case we ended up in trouble or arrested. (Of course this was if we had stayed with the Hudson Valley group, which we didn’t do, because it was too difficult to navigate the crowd to get to where they were meeting)

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We were warned, but it turned out to be unnecessary.  The marchers were peaceful, friendly, and calm.  In fact, there were no arrests–in a demonstration of over 500,000 people!

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I know this has been a call to action,
at least it is for me, and I hope for many, many others who marched.  Just imagine how much good that many people could do.

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Of all the signs, this one is my favorite, bringing tears to my eyes when I first saw it, and again today, when I was writing this post. Let’s make him proud!

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