In reaction to Donald Trump becoming the President-elect, thousands of women from all over the country have decided to join together in protest by having the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday, January 21st. With the permit of the location secured, everything is in place for women to stand together in solidarity to have their voices be heard. The purpose of the protest is for women to unify and to send a message to Congress that women’s rights will not be undermined and people of various religious faith, people of color, the LGBTQIA, and immigrants will not be dismissed. It is designed to promote a unified and forward-looking vision for women and minorities in the country.
The Women’s March is expected to be the largest demonstration on the inauguration of President-elect Trump. It is planned to take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the day following the Presidential inauguration. Many women have felt that Trump’s rhetoric has been threatening, demeaning, and belittling to women, and has isolated a large population of the country. This march on Washington will allow women to express their discontent will these comments and make it clear that women’s rights are human rights.
What do I need to know if I plan on participating? The event will kick off at 10 a.m. beginning at the intersection of Independence Avenue and Third Street Southwest, located by the U.S. Capitol. The event will be led by a team of professional organizers to ensure safety at the march as thousands are expected to participate. The Women’s March on Washington is free to attend. Although it is the Women’s March, anyone is able to participate, regardless of gender identity. For more information about the event and who is attending, visit their Facebook page entitled ‘Women’s March On Washington.’
Shannon Stiles, Innkeeper at American Guest House