Here’s What You Need to Know About the Women’s March 2.0
One year later, we could see another massive turnout all over the world.
It’s been estimated that the event was the largest single-day protest in US history — with anywhere from 1 to 1.6% of the entire US population participating. Around the world, millions of women and men took to the streets in cities large and small to sound a call for equality, inclusion, and social change.
The 2017 Women’s March was a sight to behold. But can it be outdone in 2018?
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One year later, more and more details are emerging about the upcoming Women’s March 2.0, to be held January 20th in cities all across the world.
It’s happening, and it’s going to be big.
As you set up group chats with your friends, paint signs, and begin planning your participation, here are some of the most crucial details you need to know:
1/ The weekend is January 20th/21st:
The marches, speeches, and rallies will all take place across the weekend of January 20th and 21st. This comes a full 365 days after last year’s march, which came one day after the inauguration of US President Donald Trump. For the bulk of marches in the US, this means marches will likely take place in frigid winter temperatures, especially in the northeast. Bundle up, and make sure your mittens don’t prevent you from holding up your clever sign.
2/ It will be linked to the #PowerToThePolls movement:
The organizers of last year’s Women’s March built on the momentum and energy of the movement to create something very special this time around. To celebrate the one year anniversary of the inaugural march, the co-presidents of the Women’s March will host an event in Las Vegas, Nevada that kicks off a larger campaign to drive voter registration and mobilization in swing states across the US.
According to the event’s website, the #PowerToThePolls movement aims to engage voters in swing states where women and progressives could win office. Nevada is very much a swing-state in contention this year, and hosting the event there represents the aims of turning the momentum of the marches into concrete action.
3/ There are marches planned in cities around the world:
So far, marches have been planned in New York, San Francisco, Boston, and a whole host of other cities across the US. Most major marches have organized pages on Facebook, making it easier than ever for people to see who’s going, when the event in their area starts, and the best way to get there.
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If the numbers resemble anything from last year, 2018’s march could be one of the largest global demonstrations ever seen.