March on Washington

by Addie Klimek

Friday, January 20th, 2017: The president elect, Donald Trump, will be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. Saturday, January 21st: Hundreds of thousands of women are gathering in Washington to march. 

Though showing unity against the inauguration of the President elect Donald Trump is a central reason many will be traveling to Washington D.C., organizers of the event and different groups have more specific goals and purposes, specifically regarding women’s and minority issues. The sexist, racist, and homophobic sides of the United States have been brought to light in the course of this election, and this march stands to illuminate these issues and hold the new government accountable. This movement wants to show the new cabinet members that the minorities of this country will not be silences or complacent. Not only on a governmental level, another goal of this movement is to push inspire action at the individual level, within our communities and schools. 

The Women’s March on Washington begins at 10:00 am at the Lincoln Memorial, ends at 5:00 pm

For more specific information, here is a link to the resources on the official site of the march.

http://resources.womensmarch.com/

The drive from Cleveland to D.C. is about 6 hours, so driving and carpooling is not completely out of the picture, but there are also Amtracks and Greyhounds, and charter buses from basically any city in the US. Many private transportation companies are offering rally or shuttle buses, going from cities all around the country into Washington D.C. 

For more information, here is a link to a full article regarding how to get to the march.

http://nymag.com/thecut/2017/01/how-to-get-to-the-womens-march-on-washington.html

Getting all the way to the capitol is definitely difficult for a lot of people, but there are also sister marches in most major cities.

The sister march in Cleveland is at Public Square, starting at 10:00 am and ending at 2:00 pm

Here is a list of all the sister marches, across the nation and worldwide, and by clicking on each you can get more information about them.

https://www.womensmarch.com/sisters

Whether you are considering braving the drive to Washington DC with a parent or friend, or want to show your unity and support from a sister march in Cleveland, this is an important event and a chance to make our voices heard.

 

Featured Image: http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/12/politics/womens-march-on-washington-planned/