Women's March Anniversary
Cher speaks during a Women’s March rally Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Las Vegas. PHOTO CREDIT: AP Photo/John Locher via AP News
Over the weekend, hundreds of thousands of people came out to rally on the anniversary of the Women’s March. Last year, more than 4 million people marched during the Women’s March to protest the inauguration of President Trump. It was the largest single-day protest in US history.
Marches occurred throughout the country with women leading the fight for equality, justice, and an end to sexual harassment. This incredible movement even spread to other countries, with protests on Sunday in London, Paris, Sydney, Madrid, and Buenos Aires.
“For us it’s all about women’s rights and we’re seeing them be eroded with Trump in office.” ~ Paula Beaty, a tech worker from Durham, NC who attended the Las Vegas rally via AP News
The focus of the march this year was to encourage women to vote. The movement aimed to register 1 million voters and target swing states such as Nevada in the U.S. midterm elections later this year. They hope to shift control of Congress and turn states blue like they did in Alabama late last year.