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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 04:40 PM

Womens Marches Being Held In Washington, D.C., Cities Nationwide

Source: NPR

1:51 PM, By Jason Slotkin.

Women's Marches are underway Saturday in Washington, D.C., and hundreds of cities across the country.

The latest iteration of the protest event first held the day after President Trump's 2017 inauguration comes as the Senate is moving toward a confirmation vote on the president's third Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

The controversial election-year nomination is expected to be a central focus during this year's events, motivating rallies and marches throughout the day. If confirmed, Barrett would succeed the feminist icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion of gender equality during her nearly three-decade-long tenure on the court.

Saturday's tent-pole event in Washington was permitted for 10,000 attendees. Organizers said that in total, some 380 events were planned throughout the country. With Election Day now less than a month away, mobilizing the women's vote is among this year's themes alongside other women's rights issues...

Read more: https://www.npr.org/2020/10/17/924921098/womens-marches-being-held-in-washington-d-c-cities-nationwide





- Protesters rally in Washington, D.C., during the latest Women's March, demonstrations that began just after President Trump's inauguration.




- The presidential election and the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court are some of the issues being protested. Barrett would fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.




- Jade Tisdol from Boston takes part in the Women's March in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.




- Rocky dons a Ginsburg collar for the Womens March in Washington, D.C.

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appalachiablue Oct 17 OP
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SheltieLover Oct 17 #2
TomCADem Oct 17 #5
BigmanPigman Oct 17 #3
appalachiablue Oct 17 #4
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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 04:42 PM

1. Gang Of Putin



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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 04:57 PM

2. K&R!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 06:45 PM

5. CNN: Crowds gather for Women's March to protest Trump and Supreme Court nominee

K&R!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/crowds-gather-for-womens-march-to-protest-trump-and-supreme-court-nominee/ar-BB1a8isN

Demonstrators wore pink knit pussyhats and black face masks honoring the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday for the second Women's March of the year.

Women and allies gathered in Washington, DC, and several other cities around the country to protest President Donald Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court and urge women to vote in the upcoming election.

"I want my country back," Barbara Moore of Arlington told CNN affiliate WJLA.

The crowd marched from Freedom Plaza to the National Mall, some carrying signs with messages like "Hell no, Amy must go!" and "You call us nasty because you are afraid of what strong women can do."

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 06:09 PM

3. We had about 200 in San Diego.

It was hot out (heat wave all week) and it wasn't announced here until about a week ago. All ages were there...glad to see that. Maybe younger people are slowly realizing that they can make a difference. Everyone had to wear masks but social distancing could have been better.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 06:15 PM

4. Good, thanks for the update. Stay well.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:39 PM

6. More of us

Now let's get everyone to vote! We can beat them.

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