Ever since Donald J. Trump announced his presidential candidacy, the American feminist movement knew what was at stake for women across the country. His victory was the last straw for millions of women who decided to take to the streets in January 2017 with allegorical pink knit pussyhats.
Almost four years later, and after the loss of the irreplaceable Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Women’s March again made its presence felt on the streets of Washington D.C., and in several parts of the country, to send a strong message: we have the power to decide this election.
According to the organization, thousands of women from all 50 states gathered in what they have described as a social uprising, with more than 430 socially distant actions, rallies, caravans, voter registration drives, and town halls, and a massive march.
“With just over two weeks until Election Day, we’re making it clear that women are motivated and ready to defeat Trump and everything he stands for,” they said in a statement.
“Today, we showed our power the same way this all started — with massive, women-led resistance in the streets. And on November 3, we’ll bring this same power and determination to the polls to end this dangerous presidency.”
As reported by CNN, last Saturday’s event was the second march of this year. Although the pandemic impacted attendance, it was held simultaneously in cities such as Denver, New York, and Nashville, where the goal was to send 5 million texts to women voters across the country.
Similarly, the protesters wanted to make their voices heard in rejection of the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late RBG.
“The fact of the matter is that we are powerful and they are afraid,” said Sonja Spoo, the director of the reproductive rights campaigns at UltraViolet, a feminist advocacy group, one of the speakers at the protest, to Reuters. “They are on the ropes, and they know it, and we are about to give the knock-out punch.”