Photo by Ava Houghton

Photo by Ava Houghton

The streets are overflowing with nasty women, women who are ready to fight for what is theirs, equal rights for immigrants, women, and everyone.They are shouting, yelling, and ready to fight. The year of 2018 better be prepared for the avalanche that is coming their way. Women all around the country gathered to kick off the second annual Women’s March. On January 20th in Denver, individuals rose early in the morning, gathered for the lightrail, and crammed the streets with signs and consistent hollering. Before the march, everyone massed into Civic Center Park for the Pre-rally and listened to many speakers prepare people for the power that the President would be sure to notice. After one of the coordinators of the Women’s March spoke, the Mayor of Denver, Michael Hancock gave a speech that lit a fire in over 50,000 people. After a list of why people were marching today, he ended his speech with this, “ And yes, Donald Trump today we’re marching for the dreamer’s today,” stated Hancock. As he sparked a fire in people, this whole movement would not have begun without the creators of the Women’s March. “We believe that Women’s Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Women’s Rights,”(womensmarch.com). On January 20th women from around the country gather to protect their human rights. In 2017 4.2 million people gathered together throughout 600 and more cities across America. According to the New York Times the Women’s March began as a project on Facebook after the election of current President Donald J. Trump. Teresa Shook invited 40 of her friends to join her to march on Washington after Trump was elected, the next morning she awoke to more than 10,000 responses. The name began as “Million P*ssy March” in reference to a slur used by Donald Trump. They eventually decided on the “Women’s March on Washington.” The march was organized to fight for human rights, as well as rights as woman. According to their website, the Women’s March purpose is to “harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change.” They are focusing on ending violence, reproductive rights, LGBTQIA rights, worker’s rights, civil rights, disability rights, immigrant rights, and environmental justice. Contrary to belief, the streets are not only crawling with women, but they are racing with women, children, and men in the fight for Human rights. The snowflakes that are scattered along the country, turned into a never-ending avalanche. The Women’s March protects America's first amendment right and will continue to as long as the fire within everyone continues to burn bright and hot.

Story by Ava Houghton

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