The Women’s March to affirm human rights took place on January 21, 2017, the day after President Trump’s inauguration. According to the Women’s March on Washington, nearly seven hundred sister marches with nearly five million people participated in the international protest.
Undeterred by a cold rain, one hundred thousand women, men, and children walked in the Portland Women’s March in Oregon. Supporters cheered from overhead bridges and multiple levels of a parking garage along the 1.3 mile route.
This remarkable event included a massive march in Washington D.C., and over five hundred sister marches within the United States. It brought considerable hope, and is inspiring more action. Many Americans are more determined than ever to work for greater human rights and a stronger democracy.