Women's March 2020 to protest Trump and Barrett's nomination
Remember that first Women's March in 2017? "Likely the largest single-day demonstration in recorded U.S. history," according to the WashPost. And observed around the globe!
Sure did beat out the puny crowd at Trump's inauguration the day before, despite Trump's pointless bragging about his popularity.
Here is the 4th Women's March, probably taking place as you read this post!
"Nearly four years after millions of people worldwide protested the first day of President Donald Trump's tenure, hundreds marched to the National Mall on Saturday as thousands more joined virtual protests intended to galvanize voters ahead of Election Day.
More than 116,000 people with Women's March were expected to march or participate in other actions on Saturday, and more than 429 socially distanced and virtual sister marches were expected to take place in all 50 states, according to Women's March organizers.
"The first Women's March in 2017 was historic," Rachel Carmona, executive director of Women's March, said in a rally before the march Saturday afternoon in Washington, D.C. "Now four years later ... with 17 days to go (until the election), we're going to finish what we started."
The march in Washington was planned to culminate at the National Mall where organizers hoped to hold a virtual text banking telethon to send 5 million text messages to encourage people to vote. March organizers said they planned to honor the legacy of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and contest Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to the court, which the Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on Oct. 22.
Women's March said all participants would be required to wear a mask and social distance and that hand sanitizer would be available. The organization requested that participants not travel to D.C. from states on the district's quarantine list.
Meanwhile, the Independent Women's Forum, a conservative American nonprofit, planned to host its second-annual "March for All Women" counter-protest. This year's event, called the "I'm With Her!" rally, was expected to take place on the steps of the Supreme Court to support Barrett's nomination. The in-person rally would be limited to 100 people due to COVID-19 safety measures but would also be livestreamed, according to the forum.
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The first Women's March on Jan. 21, 2017, was the largest single-day protest in U.S. history, according to the Crowd Counting Consortium. That day, the crowd estimator pegged nationwide participation in the 650-plus sister marches at 3.3 million to 5.3 million."
Rather strange that the conservative Women's Forum is naming their rally "I'm with Her!" That was the rallying cry of Hillary Clinton supporters a few years ago, and Hillary is in no way associated with the conservative Women's Forum.
Guess it will be some time before we hold million+ women's rights marches again as long as the coronavirus is around!
Time to honor Ruth Bader Ginsberg and to oppose Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to the Supreme Court.