This is a Google map of the warming stations that are opening in and around the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday.
It struck me this weekend that about the time the inaugural balls are winding down, and the new president is taking to Twitter to create his sham of a reality, my bus from Middletown, Conn., will be revving up. I know at least one woman busing in from Minnesota. She said she will spend 48 hours on a bus for a six-hour march. Now that’s dedication. My bus leaves in the wee hours, arrives in D.C. around 7 a.m., and the leaves again at 1 (I think).
This is in addition to multiple marches around the country, for people who aren’t coming to D.C.
I’ve already started packing my no-bigger-than-8-by-6-by-4-inch bag — hand warmers given to me by my friend, Steve; a change of socks; snacks; more snacks; phone; charger for phone. I think it will be uncomfortable and exhilarating.
PRRI reports this morning that just 200 buses have registered for parking permits at the Trump inaugural. Compared to the 3,000 that registered in 2009 for Obama’s inaugural. And the 1200 that have registered so far for the march.
Women (and men) across the globe are participating in sister marches – over 1 million at current count. It’s great to see such unity and support for women’s rights and human rights and protest against discrimination in all its forms. Here’s a global map of Marches. You can click on any pin and read what they have to say about their March (in English). It’s interesting to read the international March statements, too. https://www.womensmarch.com/sisters
It feels like one big gathering, wherever people are marching.
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