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Our 10 favorite signs from this weekend's Women's Marches
This weekend is the one-year anniversary of the first Women's March. The day after President Trump was inaugurated into office, women and their allies from across the nation (and around the world!) galvanized and marched as a way to make sure their voices were heard on issues like women's rights, racial equality, immigration reform, LGBTQ rights and more.
On that day in 2017, upwards of 500,000 people came out in Washington D.C. alone to protest the Trump administration. Add to that the approximately 500 sister marches across nation, and it became the largest single-day protest in recorded U.S. history. Yesterday, activists came out by the thousands once again to honor the anniversary of the March, as well as to move toward a greater goal: to register individuals to vote—and to get more women into political office. Last year's March seemed to have a great effect on the latter. Since President Trump's election, over 26,000 women have reached out to Emily's List—an organization that recruits and trains pro-choice Democratic women—about launching a campaign, according to Time magazine.
"We're asking all of you—women, men, gender-non conforming folks—to join us, register to vote," said Linda Sarsour, Women's March organizer and co-chair. "In 2018, all of us together are going to bring our power to the polls to elect people who truly represent us and the issues that we care about."
Come together they did. This is what the streets of San Francisco, Calif. looked like on Saturday:
But at the end of the day, it's not about how many marched—though there *is* strength in numbers. It's that they marched to begin with. The residents of a small town in Nova Scotia, Canada know that pretty well:
At the marches, singer Halsey performed a spoken-word poem in New York City. Grown-ish stars Chloe and Halle Bailey resisted with killer clothes and even better signs. Actress Chloë Grace Moretz watched women such as actress Jane Fonda speak in Park City, Utah.
For more from around the states, read on below.
Descendants actress Sofia Carson (the lovely Evie!) shared wise words with these signs.
Kira Kosarin and Audrey Whitby from The Thundermans marched in Los Angeles, Calif.!
Actress Zoey Deutch (you probably most recently saw her in Ed Sheeran's perfect vid for "Perfect") had some awesome signage!
YouTuber Lilly Singh's sign says it all...
No matter what you’ve previously read, or what incorrect information you’ve heard, the fact is that if you believe in EQUALITY then you are a FEMINIST. And “FEMINIST” isn’t a bad word. Feminism does NOT equal anti-man or encourage man-hating. Feminism is the fight for political, economical and social equality of the sexes. So if you believe that all women should be in control of their bodies the way men are, women should be paid for the same work as men and have equal rights and opportunities as men, you’re a feminist. And you should be proud of that. I was definitely proud marching alongside my brothers and sisters at #WomensMarch today. And thank you @emmawatson for one of my favourites quotes. ❤️💪🏽 #WomensMarchLA #GirlLove
Paris Jackson's hand art was more powerful than any sign.
Finally, Jennifer Lawrence, Cameron Diaz and Adele all marched together in Los Angeles.
The most influential people in my life have always been women. My family, my friends, my teachers, my colleagues, and my idols. I am obsessed with all the women in my life. I adore them and need them more and more every day. I am so grateful to be a woman, I wouldn't change it for the world. I hope I'm not only defined by my gender though. I hope I'm defined by my input to the world, my ability to love and to have empathy. To raise my son to be a a good man alongside the good man who loves me for everything I am and am not. I want what's best for people, I think we all do. We just can't agree on what that is. Power to the peaceful, power to the people x #womensmarch2018
And today, women and allies will gather again in Las Vegas as part of the Women's March's larger national voter registration tour. "This next stage of the movement will channel the energy and activism of the Women's March into tangible strategies and concrete wins in 2018," the website states.
Stay tuned for more updates on today's Las Vegas event!
Are you marching this weekend? How do you support women's rights? Sound off below!
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