Women's March on Washington - This is What Democracy Looks Like
The Women's March did what both major political parties failed to do in the past elections. The Woman's March motivated and mobilized a huge, diverse, grassroots movement to, dare I say it, "Take America Back." I was there at the main stage supporting my sister DC Mayor Muriel Bowser. My Mayor, organizers and all the speakers delivered powerfully unifying messages while making it clear that no one intends to give up over 200 years of progress.
Women's rights icon Gloria Steinem is a powerful communicator. She masterfully uses language to paint her message in vivid colors. Here a a few quotable quotes......
- His Twitter finger must not become a trigger finger!
- I, sir, have met the people; and you are not them. We are the people!
- ...a message from Berlin...."We in Berlin know that walls don't work!"
- Remember, the constitution doesn't begin with, "I, the president." It begins with, "We the people"
The diversity of the crowd was very well reflected by the those who spoke most of whom were women.
I got so caught up in the Mayor Muriel Bowser's speech and her powerful delivery that I didn't grab the beginning of it on video! She continues her relentless push for statehood, which is gaining support in congress and across the nation in this address. I linked the video below from from DCIST.COM so that you'd have the entire address.
Michael Moore continued his unapologetic opposition the new Administration. The Black Women of Congress came out to march. Planned Parenthood received tremendous support at the Women's March. Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood spoke. Imagine what was going through her mind on Saturday!
Many celebrities who staunchly support Democratic values and attended.