On Saturday, alongside hundreds of thousands of grown men and women, a bunch of fierce children showed up at the women's march. Complete with signs, kids protested alongside their adult counterparts in Washington, D.C. and at the 600-plus protests around the globe. Whether these children understood only that they were marching for women (and, perhaps, that they have a new president who behaves like a kid in their third-grade class), they made clear that our next generation's voices deserve to be heard, too.
After all, White House policies like Trump's barely-there climate change plan — as of Saturday morning, the "Climate Change" page has vanished from WhiteHouse.gov — will impact the next generation even more than they'll affect us. President Trump's sexist comments, non-inclusive ideologies, and lack of clarity about what America is and does could have seriously far-reaching implications, especially if Democrats aren't able to take back at least one chamber of Congress in the next four years.
We have reason to have hope in the next generation. These children come from families who took to the streets after Donald Trump's inauguration, kids and all, to stand up for the rights of women and minorities everywhere. They come from families who believe in peaceful protest, who are willing to take a stand against sexism, and are passionate about teaching their kids the right values.
Here are dozens of those kids.
New York City's Kids Show Up
Lots of kiddos participating in the New York City Woman's March pic.twitter.com/CcAvaciL6v— Mary K Jacob (@MaryKJacob) January 21, 2017
"Come On, All My Ladies"
"Girls Are People Too"
It Reached As Far As The U.K.
"Santa Is Watching You"
Boys Will Be Good Humans
Getting A Lesson En Route
Getting ready to begin the Women's March - kids got a civics lesson in the car on the way. pic.twitter.com/r0CWyzkQ54— Bart Ecker (@BartEcker) January 21, 2017
Minds At Work
Braving The Cold
Our Family Values
"This Is Just The Beginning"
Shona Spratt with her family, including three children, at Women's March in Detroit. Spratt: "This is just the beginning." pic.twitter.com/1Uv3eVsoIG— Elisha Anderson (@elishaanderson) January 21, 2017
"Feminist On Board"
Absolutely moved this morning at the Women's March in London, over 18,000 men, women, and children came to support equality ❤ pic.twitter.com/idE0wZfl5A— McClane Gill (@McClaneG) January 21, 2017
"Hate Doesn't Make America Great"
I'm so proud of my children and the signs they made for the Women's March Los Angeles. Hope to see some of you the… pic.twitter.com/QUVwQuEjQs— Ann Courtney (@anncourtney18) January 21, 2017
What An Outfit
"We Are The Resistance"
She's gonna rise up! pic.twitter.com/hGgLHbPXjK— Mary Beth Schneider (@marybschneider) January 21, 2017
Little Miss Flint
She Can Be President
Protesting In A Snow Suit
At the Women's March with mom friends and kids -- amazing turnout!! pic.twitter.com/k04WkJ9DqC— Allison Leotta (@AllisonLeotta) January 21, 2017
"Treat Everyone With Kindness"
"Love Trumps Hate"
Kids Leading The Way
Kids lead chants at the Woman's March in New York City. pic.twitter.com/LuwQxQhpbF— Remy Smidt (@remysmidt) January 21, 2017
Getting A Good View
Lots and lots of kids at the New York City women's march pic.twitter.com/yHkvfcMbGU— Caro (@socarolinesays) January 21, 2017
"Keep Your Tiny Hands Off My Buns"
This is my fave kid at the march so far. She's going places. pic.twitter.com/DT7MS0t6jt— Nicole (@alwaysthequeeen) January 21, 2017
Yes To Love
"Stop The Bullies"
Sophia and Nicholas out here to "stop the bullies" pic.twitter.com/vHbsSgf75o— Katie Baker (@katiejmbaker) January 21, 2017
Part Of The Movement
Daphne took her 3yr old Christian out today to be "part of the movement" pic.twitter.com/oV6ETUXHrz— Katie Baker (@katiejmbaker) January 21, 2017
Attending For His Sister
Girls Just Wanna Have...
My daughter on way to NYC's women's march today pic.twitter.com/i0kHWD0IaI— Tony Freitas (@TonyLFreitas) January 21, 2017
A Princess And A Doctor
"Build Bridges, Not Walls"
Men, women and children join the Sister Rally in collaboration with the Women's March pic.twitter.com/FNFzx4XjtS— Madeline Messa (@madeline_messa) January 21, 2017
I don't know who this little girl is, but walking next to her at the Women's March is making my grinch heart grow three sizes today. pic.twitter.com/tuqONFC04Y— Sheila Kelly (@SheilaMHKelly) January 21, 2017
"Control Your Hair, Not Our Country"
Follow me for 100% child protest content pic.twitter.com/JoVGBIUak7— Katie Baker (@katiejmbaker) January 21, 2017
"Woman Can Do..."
This girl's name is literally "Hope" pic.twitter.com/XvHiN2Z4Zx— Katie Baker (@katiejmbaker) January 21, 2017
My Future, My Choice
I Need Feminism Because...
Do Not Grab
"My Sister Is Smarter Than You Think"
Yes, Donald Trump is the president. Yes, we have a scary few years ahead of us. But with kids like this in charge of our future, we can be that much braver, right?