2.6 Million Strong and Growing

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Brenda Trujillo

We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.

The Women’s March on Washington took place Saturday, January 21, 2017, with more than 2 million individuals participating worldwide in this peaceful historical event. Sister marches happened in Paris, Australia, and Budapest to stand with the United States of America for one common purpose; to have their voices heard and for “the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families” states the Women’s March official website.

Since the results of the presidential election in November, there has been a fear about the uncertain future of the United States. The marches defended topics such as ending violence, reproductive rights, LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual) rights, workers rights, civil rights, disability rights, immigrants rights, and environmental justice.

People felt the need to protect these rights because of the threat Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America, poses to them. Examples of Donald’s many actions and statements that lead to these marches include Donald imitating a disabled reporter and stating that women let him grope them since he is a star. Many are afraid that he will influence America to retrograde to its old segregated and supremacist ways.     

The march was a success seeing that it was one of the most talked about topics of the day and it involved about 3 times more people than Mr.Trump’s inauguration, with about 470,000 people marching in Washington, estimated a crowd expert that talked to nytimes.com.

People want to make it clear to Donald Trump that his unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated any longer. Now that he is the commander in chief,  he will have to think about what he says to the public because respect is a two-way street and if he wants the public’s support he has to show them that he deserves it. American needs to be represented as the free and accepting country that everyone has come to know.