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22.JAN.18

Women's March 2018

Last saturday, the 20th January, women got together to stand up and speak for their rights. Men were there too, at least those with sense and sensibility. Remember: we're in this together.

The 2018 Women's March held on January 20, 2018, on the anniversary of 2017 Women's March, was a reprise protest march with coordinated mass rallies, attracting hundreds of thousands of participants, in hundreds of cities, towns and suburbs in the United States, with sister rallies in Canada, the UK, Japan, Italy and other countries. Some of the largest rallies in the United States were held in New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Dallas, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, and Atlanta.

By 2018, Women's March U.S., along with protesting Trump and his administration’s policies on "immigration, healthcare, racial divides" and other issues, new themes gained momentum including "Power to the Polls". Power to the Polls carries a new message with a focus on increasing voter participation through new voter registrations, encouraging more women, as "strong advocates for women’s rights", to run for office. By January 2018, the #MeToo movement had become a "a galvanizing force at many of the rallies". The Women's March Global, under the theme of "Look Back, March Forward" included at least 38 rallies in Canada on January 20 with some in major cities such as Toronto and Calgary, attracting thousands.

Watch Natalie Portman’s speech in LA.

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