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Women March for Equality, Proper Treatment, Voting Participation

Isabel Vigale, Senior News Reporter

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NEWSROOM – Marking one year of Donald Trump’s presidency, men, women, and their children rallied in many cities across the globe for women’s rights, equality, and anti-discrimination purposes.

In 2017, the Women’s March in Washington took place after Mr. Trump was elected into office.  According to CNN, over 500 rallies and events took place over the span of six continents.  

Rolling Stones cited the crowd sizes as hovering around 200,000 in New York and even 500,000 in Los Angeles.  Also, over 600 women are planning to run in the upcoming elections this year in order to increase the female representation in government.  

The common theme was “Power to the Polls.”  This was meant to inspire more women to go to the polls on election day and to get more registered voters within underrepresented groups such as the LGBTQ, immigrant, and ethnic communities.

Margaret Talbot, writer for The New Yorker, wrote an article describing this year’s march as “less an assertion of outrage and shell-shocked solidarity than a goal setting exercise.”  Ms. Talbot was told “the mood felt ‘determined and cheerful’” compared to the year before.  

According to the Chicago Tribune, organizers explained “the focus this year has shifted from resistance against the Trump administration to influencing upcoming local, state, and midterm elections.”

Streets flooded with activists hoping and fighting for change in many government policies, along with social aspects many groups cope with.  

Story by Isabel Vigale, Senior News Reporter

Edited by Maeve Sebold, Editor in Chief

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