The central organized 2018 Women's March event is a Power to the Polls demonstration in Las Vegas on Sunday, focused on mobilizing national voter registration for the upcoming midterm election, which could reshape USA politics. Marchers packed Grant Street in front of the City-County Building for a rally, then streamed through Downtown along Fifth Avenue to Market Square chanting "This is what democracy looks like". This year, in NY, 37,000 people have signed up on the movement's Facebook page.
Still others relished the idea of Trump watching the Women's Marches ― chock-full of anti-Trump signs ― on TV.
In Palm Beach, Fla., home to Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, several hundred people gathered carrying anti-Trump signs before marching. In 2018, it is a testament to the power and resilience of women everywhere. "We need some women in Congress, because obviously you can't get anything done".
"We march. We run". We have a lying party and president, it's disgraceful.
"It's inspiring to see so many young people".
Alex Empire, 28, performs sex work at a legal brothel near Las Vegas.
"If last year's march led to the #MeToo moment, I am excited to think what will come next", said Elizabeth Farren, organser of an expat rally in Rome, Italy. The Illawarra Knitting Nanna's against Greed - Cherry Hardaker, Anne Dillon and Annie Marlow - said they were now turning their attention to Adani, coalmining and Donald Trump after winning their battle against coal-seam cash. Many participants wore pink hats as a counter-symbol to Trump's lewd remarks of "grabbing women by the p***y".
"When the government shuts down, women still march", she said.
Some of the speakers of the event included Senator Catherine Cortez Masto and Cher.
Actress Viola Davis speaks at the 2018 Women's March in California.
Organizers say they're fighting for basic rights for women, immigrants and others who are under attack. She cited the difference women made in helping Democrat Doug Jones upset conservative Republican Roy Moore for a Senate seat in Alabama in December.
"Women have beaten the odds to elect our own".
"It is not up to women of color to save this country from itself". "This is quite encouraging, really, that we're keeping up the fight and that people are still expressing and are able to express, at least in the city of Portland, dissatisfaction and hoping we can make a better government".
After the US President's inauguration a year ago, activists took to the streets in 60 countries and on seven continents to promote equal rights for women and defend marginalised women.
"I'm speaking specifically to white ladies here", Bob Bland said. "Especially with the shutdown ― you just gave us ammo. We vote. We win". We must vote for indigenous women who are missing and murdered in alarming numbers. "For sex workers. For all of our black and brown communities".
In 2017, almost 350,000 people rode BART trains on the day of the Women's March. "Come to my aid", Mallory said in a speech.
The rallies also laid the groundwork for the recent movement that brought a reckoning for powerful men accused of sexual misconduct, Sarsour said. I don't want to hear it from your mouth.
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