The weekend of January 20-21, 2018 was the first anniversary of the worldwide Women’s March and there were public protest events happening all over the country organized by a variety of human rights and other groups. More than one million people attended a march around the world. This weekend was also the 8th anniversary of the Citizens United Supreme Court Decision. Many of us in the Boston area who are active in the Democracy Movement attended the event on the Cambridge Common on Saturday, Jan. 20, 1:00 – 3:00pm. We joined “a diverse coalition of social justice and human rights groups to send a message to an administration that is systematically eroding the rights of women and other marginalized people, dismantling and destroying our democracy, and putting the entire world at risk”.
In the end pretty much all of these groups see a need to work together to build a strong movement capable of changing the country’s direction, and electing new representatives that will put the people first, and are not corrupted by big money. That’s the only way we will be able to reverse what’s happening in the U.S., and reclaim our democracy.
To us this seemed like a great opportunity to participate in a large and diverse public protest and to build visibility for efforts to reclaim Our democracy. What could be better?!
Here’s a quote from Alyssa Milano who spoke at the march in Atlanta.
“This right here is what democracy looks like. It doesn’t happen automatically. It demands our action and participation. It challenges us but it also empowers us because at the end of the day, it is us.”
Cambridge/Boston Women’s March
The Cambridge/Boston Women’s March event took place on the Cambridge Common on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Approximately 10,000 people attended. More information about the event is available at https://www.facebook.com/events/402949876825213/.
Here are some pictures from the march.