. . WOMEN’S EQUALITY . .
An article from Common Dreams (reprinted according to a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License)
“Justice is about the water we drink. Justice is about the air we breathe. Justice is about how easy it is to vote. Justice is about how much ladies get paid. Justice is about if we can stay with our children after we have them for a just amount of time.”
Demonstrators at the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. on January 19, 2019. (Photo: Susan Melkisethian/flickr/cc)
So declared Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday, as the third annual Women’s March brought thousands of women to the streets of cities across the globe, though tensions within the movement have created rifts.
[click here for video of her speech]
The freshman lawmaker was among the speakers at a march in New York City.
Social media users captured images from the many affiliated marches that took place:
@NYCLU: America is for all of us
@IlhanMN: Representative Ilhan Omar speaking at Minnesota march
Mustafa Santiago Ali @EJinAction
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Truthdig @Truthdig Women make waves by the thousands at Washington D.C.
Women’s March – IL @womensmarchIL Watch the full video of the Young Women’s March Rally in Chicago! Fighting through a snowstorm to rise up and raise their voices
@ChinaKatSun #LosAngeles Country
TicToc by Bloomberg @tictoc Women’s March: From Lodon to Berlin to Rome from New York to Washington, D.C
Jennifer L. Blanck @JLBlanck #WomensMarch #Denver #Colorado