WASHINGTON, DC—The Women’s Marches on Thursday took place at a moment of great national mobilization, with more than 100,000 women, activists, and community members converging on the nation’s capital for the Women’s Day of Action, a global effort to demand that the U.S. remove President Donald Trump from office.
“As women around the world and in the United States join together in this day of action to ensure our voices are heard, we call on President Trump to end his reign of terror and restore America to her rightful place as the beacon of hope for all women and girls around the globe,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List.
“Trump’s hateful, violent rhetoric is tearing families apart, threatening women, and turning our communities into prisons.
We are here to stand together in the face of his vile bigotry, and we are not going to let him divide us.
We cannot stand by and watch women and men lose their jobs, families, and health care as a result of his racist, sexist, and xenophobic rhetoric.
The time has come to say enough is enough.
We will not stand for this kind of violence or for this president’s racist policies.”
The Women Marches also welcomed women and allies of color, indigenous people, LGBTQI+ communities, women in the LGBT community, and people of faith who are working to end discrimination and racial injustice.
“We stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers who have been targeted by Trump’s hate,” said Dannfelser.
“The Women March on the Mall is a powerful reminder that women, all people, are in this together, and that the United Kingdom is a place of opportunity and solidarity, where all people can live free from fear and injustice.”
“We are standing together because the women and women’s rights movements are here for all to see and hear,” said Angela Davis, co-founder of the National Organization for Women.
“They stand against violence and oppression.
They are not interested in seeing the United Nations turn their backs on human rights, but rather the United Nation itself turn its back on human dignity.””
Women are not a monolith, and our march and the women’s marches around the country are a message to the White House that this administration has a problem with women, women of color and women,” said Alicia Garza, founder of the anti-Trump Women’s Strike.
“It is time to say that the men in the White Houses own house is a house of horrors.
We’re not here to be quiet, we are here because we are tired of seeing the President’s vile rhetoric, and not enough people are speaking out against it.””
This is not about me,” Garza said.
“This is about all women, including my own daughters.
This is about those who have experienced the devastating impacts of Trump’s racism and sexism.
This march is about showing the world that no one is above the law and that there is power in numbers.
We need to stand in unity with our friends and allies and say that women and all people are here together and we will not be silent.
This will not happen by any means, but by showing the Trump administration that they are not welcome here.
This day is a call to action, and there is no other day to march.”
More than 1.3 million people marched in more than 200 cities across the U