Photos Of The Women’s March From Every Single United State
If you haven't been living under a rock, you've definitely heard about the Women's March on Washington, and its many sister marches. The sister marches were scheduled to take place in all 50 states, making the Women's March accessible to women around the country. And if you're wondering what Women's Marches in every state looked like, look no further.
Sister marches were organized by volunteers in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington, and an estimated 4.6 million people were scheduled to attend 673 marches around the world, according to the Women's March website. And that's not even counting the number of people who stand in solidarity with marchers but couldn't attend in person. The sister marches even went international, reaching marchers on every continent. Yes, I said every continent. As in people were marching in solidarity as far off as Antarctica.
The marches may have been scheduled to take place on Jan. 21, but the organizers of the Women's March hope the marches are just the "first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up," according to the Women's March website. Hopefully the marches serve as a call to action. If the photos from today are anything to go off of, it's clear that people are really trying to send that message of solidarity, and, just as importantly, keep it alive.
One Birmingham march organizer told AL.com they were hoping to get 200 people to attend; around 5,000 marchers showed up.
Sister Marches were scheduled in 18 Alaskan cities. Alaskan marchers braved the cold weather, including blizzards and temperatures in the negatives, to show solidarity.
Around 36,000 people marched at different locations in Arizona, the Arizona Republic estimated.
Many people in Little Rock, Arkansas hadn't originally planned to march, but they joined in when they saw the crowds, KARK reported.
The Los Angeles march was the largest seen in more than 10 years, the Los Angeles Times reported. I was heartened to see that thousands in my native San Francisco Bay Area got out to march despite gloomy weather.
More than 100,000 people attended Denver's March, including a puppet master and his 13-foot-tall puppet, the Denver Post reported.
"We need to stand strong," Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told the Connecticut Post.
Approximately 18 marches were scheduled in different Florida cities, according to the Women's March website.
Many in Georgia and other states marched in support of organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood.
A grandmother living in Hawaii, Teresa Shook, inspired the original Women's March on Washington, so it makes sense that marchers came out in droves in her state.
More than 250,000 made it out to the Chicago march, NBC Chicago reported.
March organizers in Kansas City estimated that 10,000 people showed up to the event, KSHB reported.
While the marches weren't explicitly anti-Trump, many marchers' signs made fun of the new president.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweeted photos of herself marching with the crowds in Boston.
“I think this is really important, not only for women, but for everybody who doesn’t feel they have a voice to be heard and understand they have a place,” marcher Melanie Walsh told WAPT.
Las Vegas wasn't the only Nevada city where marchers could make their voices heard; Reno and Stateline held sister marches as well.
One marcher holding an American flag was a beautiful reminder that we are all one country.
New York City obviously had a huge march going on (and apparently Rihanna was there) but 22 other New York State cities hosted their own marches, showing that there's a lot more to the state than NYC.
When you fill an entire public square in Cleveland, you know there are a lot of people interested in a movement.
It may have been raining in Portland, Oregon, but marchers were prepared with rain gear and umbrellas.
The rally in Columbia, South Carolina was reportedly set to have its timings coincide with those of the Washington D.C. rally.
"Women's rights are human rights" was one slogan frequently echoed on signs across the nation.
Many at the West Virginia march, as well as other marches, wore pink in solidarity with women.