Published: Sun, January 20, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Thousands of Women to attend annual Women's March on Parliament Hill

Thousands of Women to attend annual Women's March on Parliament Hill

"We must create a society in which all women - including Black women, Indigenous women, poor women, immigrant women, disabled women, Jewish women, Muslim women, Sikh women, Latinx women, Asian and Pacific Islander women, lesbian, bi, queer and trans women - are free and able to care for and nurture themselves and their families", said the agenda.

"We are all part of the same movement, regardless of any divisiveness or any drama that goes on", Ms Sanchez said.
"We know this", Gillibrand, a Democrat from NY, said. The Iowa women's march event on Saturday in Des Moines was not run by an official chapter of Women's March, Inc.

Wash came to the Washington march with her friend Nan Sullivan, 65, a business owner also from Saratoga Springs.

After months of controversy, the cloud hanging over the organization because of its leaders' alleged anti-Semitism led not only to a smaller turnout from years past, but also appeared to overshadow the group's policy goals.

According to the Washington Examiner, Loomer told security she was a member of the press, which allowed her close access to the stage.

This year, organizers say, is about not only commemorating victories such as unprecedented wins for the Democratic Party by women of color in the midterms, but also agitating for progressive laws and positions they say will benefit women across race, class, sexual orientation and other identities.

Counter-protesters hold signs as people march during the Women's Unity Rally at Foley Square on January 19, 2019 in New York City.

The event, which kicked off near Freedom Plaza blocks from the White House, drew thousands, a number far fewer than the hundreds of thousands who descended on the National Mall for the first Women's March, the day after Donald Trump's inauguration in 2017.

Teresa Shook, the first woman to float the idea of a women's march, has called for the movement's four co-presidents - Mallory, Carmen Perez, Linda Sarsour and Bob Bland - to resign.

Participants listen to speakers outside City Hall during the Women's March in a -22 Celsius wind chill snow storm in Toronto.

Boston's version of the march took place on Boston Common.

One of the national group's leaders was been criticized in particular for her association with the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

"We know there is no room for anti-Semitism in our movement".

Sarsour pushed back, saying in a statement: "The Women's March exists to fight bigotry and discrimination in all their forms - including homophobia and anti-Semitism".

Co-president of the 2019 Women's March, Tamika Mallory, center, joins other demonstrators on Pennsylvania Avenue during the Women's March in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.

"I just don't like the direction our country is going in and I think that we can do a lot better", she said.

Ocasio-Cortez told NY marchers that the November election meant "the start of our advocacy".

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