Lake Tahoe Bi-State Women's March...

Many feel that today was a historic day. Inspired by the Women’s March on Washington, women and their allies in every US state, 60 countries and on seven continents (Yes, even Antarctica had a march) stood up for their rights. There were 616 marches spanning the globe, from India, to Ireland to Iowa, with an attendance that quite possibly surpassed 2 million people.

The women of the Lake Tahoe Basin marched with a Proclamation:
We walk with our partners, families and friends in unity with our sisters across the United State, to ensure our rights, our safety, our health and our community.  We recognize that in our vibrant and diverse communities lie our strength and the strength of our country.  This march is a first step in uniting our community and moving forward to a more hopeful future.  We stand together to recommit to our Constitutional values recognizing that we defend all people in our community and country.  We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equality for all.

Ours was meant to be nonpartisan- one of unification and hopefulness and for the most part, that is what I witnessed.
"A woman with a voice is,
by definition, a strong woman."
—Melinda Gates

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gundula said...

I love to see America standing up - but I do think that the adjective nonpartisan is of questionable merit here. I am German and I know my history, and all I can say is if he looks like a duck, walks like a duck and talks like a duck he is a duck. Non-partisan protest isn't going to do anything against someone who refers to people as "removable aliens". Plus, he doesn't even pretend he wants to build bridges (like George W. did and then proceeded to smash them all), but starts out threatening everyone who stands in his way.

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