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Women's March pushes forward in DC

22 January 2019

The main event will once again be held in Washington accompanied by hundreds of "sister" marches across the US.

The original plan called for participants to gather on the National Mall. "I'm done talking about this, you can move on". "I see you and I hear your pain". The Iowa women's march event on Saturday in Des Moines was not run by an official chapter of Women's March, Inc.

"I come every year".

In Washington, Gina Lopez and her daughter, Leah, said they had booked their flights from Houston the day after Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearings ended.

"Give us the whole table". In 2018, the movement shifted to focus on midterm elections. And working-class women. "That means we won't let anyone take our rights away". But with the forecast calling for snow and freezing rain and the National Park Service no longer plowing the snow, organizers changed the march's location and route to start at Freedom Plaza, a few blocks from the White House, and head down Pennsylvania Avenue past the Trump International Hotel.

Jessica González-Rojas, executive director at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, described the agenda as a policy tool that organizers in different cities can use to take on issues that matter to their communities. "I came in as a mediator", she said.

Thousands of people, most of women, gathered in Washington D.C. on Saturday for the third Women's March, supporting women's rights while denouncing racism and violence against women.

"Two years ago, the most inspiring moment of my political life happened, the women's movement was reborn", Gillibrand said. "Our democracy only works when people like you stand up and demand it", Gillibrand said.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the newly elected Democratic congresswoman who has emerged as a progressive favorite and a bugbear of conservatives, spoke at both NY rallies.

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This year's march has also been roiled by an intense ideological debate.

Discussions of racial and social justice are being extended to economic and environmental justice, Ocasio-Cortez said.

"This is the year we had to completely continue our resistance".

"There's a level of accountability that we need to hold white establishment men to if we're going to hold Tamika Mallory to that standard", Wash said.

Mallory, who is black, has also taken to social media to criticize the Anti-Defamation League, one of the most prominent United States groups tackling anti-Semitism.

Farrakhan, who has led the black nationalist group since 1977, is known for hyperbolic hate speech aimed at the Jewish community, and made remarks such as "the powerful Jews are my enemy" last February.

Then, an article last month in the Jewish online magazine Tablet, citing unnamed sources, accused Mallory and Perez of making anti-Semitic comments to a Jewish woman who invited them to organize the march.

And the organization had explicitly said that it did not "support or endorse" statements made by Farrakhan.

But on Saturday, they are marching separately, and March On says it will not participate in the Washington rally. Klymkowsky said they were back because they're dissatisfied with the President.

Women's March pushes forward in DC