Best Signs at the Women’s March
Here is a collection of some of the best, most clever signs we have seen at the Women’s March for Equality, along with some facts about the event. If you have a picture of a sign you like please SEND IT TO US HERE to feature on this post. And please check out this “must read” article by Caroline Myss, “Keep your “Inner-Net” Light on.”
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- The Women’s March was started by Rebecca Shook the night after Donald Trump was elected after doing a Facebook post.
- The reasons for the global protest were to protect women’s rights along with other causes such as immigration reform, health care reform, protection of the natural environment, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, freedom of religion, and workers’ rights. T
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- Estimates of how many people marched in the Women’s Marches around the world were at 4.8 million according to Wiki.
- Unlike the protests after Donald Trump’s inauguration, Wiki reports that even though millions protested across the globe, not one person got arrested from the Women’s March.
- The march started at Kelly Ingram Park, which is historically known as the epicenter for the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s
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- The Women’s March folks did all of this planning and coordinating in less then three months. The idea was posted to Facebook on November 9, 2016, and the march took place on January 21, 2017.
- Organizers stated the march focused on more than just opposing Trump and “more about being proactive about women’s rights”, or broadly, “a stand on social justice and human rights issues ranging from race, ethnicity, gender, religion, immigration and healthcare.”
So sad a little girl holding this “uninstallable under Trumps’s laws protest sing. Just heartbreaking. Photo Source: World
Photo from: USA Today
Grab America Back Protest Sign
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- The official list of speakers at the Women’s March was Cecile Richards, Ilyasah Shabazz, Janet Mock, LaDonna Harris, Janelle Monáe, Maryum Ali, Rabbi Sharon Brous, Sister Simone Campbell, Sophie Cruz, America Ferrera, Angela Davis, Gloria Steinem, Ashley Judd, Scarlett Johansson, Melissa Harris-Perry, Michael Moore, Randi Weingarten, Van Jones, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Roslyn Brock, Muriel Bowser, Tammy Duckworth, Kamala Harris, and Ai-jen Poo,
- Celebrities that attended the Women’s March were: Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jamie Lee Curtis, Miley Cyrus, James Francom, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bridgit Mendler, Mandy Moore, Tyler Oakley, Nick Offerman, Rihanna, Melissa Benoist, Chloe Bennet, Helen Mirren, Amy Poehler, Clark Gregg, Drew Barrymore, Gina Rodriguez, Alec Baldwin, Ariana Grande, Tea Leoni, Sia, Phillipa Soo, Jenna Ushkowitz, Emma Watson
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- The Pussyhat Project was started by Krista Suh and Jayna Zweiman of Los Angeles to knit pink hats to be worn at the marches. Their name refers to the resemblance of the hats’ corners to cat ears and attempts to reclaim the derogatory term “pussy”, a play on Trump’s widely reported 2005 remarks that Trump made that he just grabs women by the pussy. The hats caused a shortage in pink yarn.
- Marches occurred worldwide, with 168 in 81other countries. 673 marches worldwide were reported.
- The Secret Service has reportedly said it will open an investigation into Madonna after the singer told the crowd that she had thought about “blowing up the White House”.
- Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that he would attend the march instead of the inaugural parade.
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