2017 Women’s March on Washington

On January 21st, the Saturday following President Trump’s inauguration, history was made. Millions and millions of people all across the country participated in the largest march/protest to take place in U.S. history, the Women’s March on Washington. This national feat took place in major cities and even small towns, as well as managing to takeover social media such as Twitter, landing a Top 10 spot in the trending hashtags. Organized by the National Team of Women’s March, this major act of civil disobedience is something to remember.

At marches taking place in larger cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago and more, notable celebrities could be spotted using their publicity and status to help take action for themselves and the people. Stars including Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Zendaya, and Nick Offerman attended and participated, all commonly known advocates for feminism and civil rights movements. They cheered and rallied amongst the civilians, boosting things such as Planned Parenthood and LGBTQ Rights, which they often address via social media. Photographed below is a candid of Miley Cyrus, proudly holding a sign which presented her on going “Happy Hippy” campaign.

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While these marches may have been more populated in the hustle and bustle of bigger cities, small towns and communities participated as well, including our very own Sonoma County. The rally took place outside of the Santa Rosa City Hall, and the march rumbled the streets of Down Town Santa Rosa. People of all ages, sexuality, gender, ethnicity, and spiritual background gathered for one cause.

Source: Lonnie Hayes

Numerous locals gave empowering and breathtaking speeches during the rally, and the light drizzle that began didn’t stop those there from exercising their energy and devotion to the cause. Everyone was friendly and spirited, holding signs in protest and encouragement and support. A local choir initiated the march with a few wonderful lyrical performances, and thus the peaceful march began.

The streets were filled with cheering and smiles, the positivity of the environment bringing people smiles. Police stood by to keep things safe for all, and the rally and march were a success. While this was major, the people of the Women’s March on Washington say, “…our march does not end here…now is the time…to make history,” to launch their new campaign, “10 Actions for the first 100 days.”

Get out there in the community and use your voice for the people.

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