Thousands of people took part in women's marches and rallies across the state on Saturday, with participants expressing their support for female empowerment, equality and immigrants' rights while also being critical of President Donald Trump's administration.
An estimated 250 women's marches were expected to be held yesterday and today in major USA cities, including large-scale demonstrations in Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and Chicago. According to the labour department, joblessness in the American women was at 3.7 per cent in December, 2017 which is below the average rate in the entire USA at 4.1 per cent. Let's show that same power in the voting booth this year.More news: Death toll from Montecito mudslides at 21 after missing mother located
The coordinated rallies in Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and about 250 other cities are a reprise of the mass protests that marked the beginning of Trump's presidency.
Despite wave of the protests, Mr Trump said the day was a good opportunity for women to celebrate his time in office.
The organizers for the Sunday rally are striving for greater inclusion this year, with Latina and transgender female speakers, said Carmen Perez, another co-chair of the 2017 Washington march.
"The most powerful thing that I heard from those in my classroom when I disclosed to them for the first time was 'me too, '" one woman told the crowd. Organizers of the drive are targeting states where Democrats and Republicans have about an equal chance of winning, and they're hoping to register 1 million new voters.More news: Analysts See $1.36 EPS for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)
She also insisted that "every politician and legislator needs to be put on notice", emphasizing: "We are not going away".
Kelley Robinson, Planned Parenthood's national organizing director, told CNN on Saturday that numerous women who marched previous year have been inspired to run for office themselves. When Michele attended the Women's March past year, she left her kids at home with their dad, Jason. She asked a few friends via the social media platform to march on Washington with her in protest. On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, protesters held up a sign that spelled out "Impeach#45" on one side and "Narcissist" on the other.
Some the largest crowds of the second Women's March are in Washington D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Seattle, Denver, and even Rome, Italy. Kirsten Gillibrand and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urged women to run for office and vote.
"Your truth is never more important than now", she asserted. The anger was more visible this year after a spate of revelations of sexual abuse against women, the #MeToo campaign and a widespread movement against sexual conduct among those in power.More news: Influenza might be spread simply by breathing, study finds