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Video, Photos: 500,000+ Women (and Men) Dwarf Trump’s Puny Inaugural Crowds, Protest the Orange Fascist

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I was at the Women’s March on Washington this morning for a few hours, got to see Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA 8th) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA 11th) speak, as well as Delegates Mark Levine (D-Alexandria, Arlington) and Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean). Check out photos (most by me but some by others, like great Virginia Dems Susan Mariner, Del. Jennifer Boysko and Del. Eileen Filler-Corn) and videos below. The focus here isn’t specifically on Virginia, more to get a feel for the huge crowd, the creative signs, the diversity of perspectives on why Trump sucks and why everyone who cares about…well, just about anything, including democracy, climate, women’s reproductive freedom, LGBT equality, you name it…needs to unite against him. With that, here are some photos and videos from this morning.

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-11th, VA)

Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria/Arlington)

Rep. Don Beyer (D-8th, VA)

Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)















































Del. Eileen Filler-Corn and her daughter

Virginia Dem Lt. Governor Candidates Gene Rossi







Photo by Del. Jennifer Boysko

Virginia Robinson

Former Arlington County Board member Walter Tejada

Fairfax Dems Chair Sue Langley

Del. Jennifer Boysko

State Sen. Scott Surovell

Arlington County Board Member Katie Cristol

Arlington County Board Member Jay Fisette

Virginia Democratic LG Candidate Susan Platt

DNC Member from Virginia Yasmine Taeb

Great photos by Kevin Wolf of the march, Arlington County School Board member Barbara Kanninen, Arlington County Board member Christian Dorsey, Arlington Dems, Yorktown HS Dems (including Graham Weinschenk), etc.




Video of Marchers










  • Video from Charlottesville, Virginia rally

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPAlHeF0uH0

  • Video: Virginia AG Mark Herring at Women’s March

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL5dIQAVwYQ

  • Mark Herring Photo: “Breakfast with Cecile Richards, Ralph Northam, Terry McAuliffe before the march. Together we march today for our mothers, our sisters, our wives, our daughters, and all the amazing women in our lives.”

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/303/32294918262_9c48fa8bd8_b.jpg

  • Wow, thanks to my friend Susan Mariner for this amazing photo! Shove it, Trump.

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/291/32406253586_96b6c6effb_o.jpg

  • Snow

    It’s nice to see so many people excited and participating. I think this was a great way to have some kind of catharsis after a long disappointing election season. It is an emotional boost and brings people together to focus on the future.

    I don’t think it is all positive, however. Look through those pictures, look at the signs; LGBT, climate change, women’s rights, etc, but do you see a single thing about JOBS ? Jobs and the economy were the #1 issue in the 2017 election.

    Is there anything about what happened today that is going to convince someone in Wisconsin who voted for Trump to come back to the Democratic party ? Is there anything in these pictures that would convince a truck driver in Iowa, or a roughneck in Oklahoma, or a lumberjack in Montana ?

    The party needs to get more votes outside of urban areas. Democrats didn’t lose because they didn’t champion climate change, LGBT rights, etc, hard enough, and standing around trying to convince the country that the party is REALLY REALLY SUPER MEGA SERIOUS LIKE YOU WOULDN’T BELIEVE COMMITTED to those causes isn’t going to win back a single state legislature seat.

    Everybody already knows the Democratic party thinks Trump is a racist, Clinton supporters outspent Trump supporters 2-to-1, spending over half a billion dollars getting the message out. Voters already know Democrats champion fixing climate change, promoting LGBT rights, etc, what they don’t know is what any of that has to do with getting up and going to work at the factory in Little Rapids, Wisconsin on Monday. Doubtful knitted pink cat ears did anything to clear that up for people.

    I’m not trying to be a downer, it’s a great day for Democrats, lots of enthusiasm, excitement, etc, and I’m sure Democrats everywhere are feeling a little better today.

    • kiag

      To be honest, I was a little mad when I read this post, but the point is well taken. My first reaction was that this was a march first about women’s rights and the threats to them; and that this was a march as much for us liberals as anyone else. We needed a rally for ourselves. But even Dr. King’s (and allies’) 1963 March on Washington was for “Jobs and Freedom”. So, fair point here.

      • https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/01/womens-march-economy/514046/

        Aside from the large crowds at Saturday’s Women’s March in Washington D.C., perhaps the most memorable aspect of the event were they homemade signs carried by protestors. They contained a myriad of messages: slogans supporting well-known activist movements, jokes about the newly inaugurated President, and messages calling for unity and empowerment. But another subset of signage focused on concerns that President Trump, and those in his cabinet, would increase existing economic inequality, particularly for women.

        • From the Women’s March website:

          WORKER’S RIGHTS

          We believe in an economy powered by transparency, accountability, security and equity. All women should be paid equitably, with access to affordable childcare, sick days, healthcare, paid family leave, and healthy work environments. All workers – including domestic and farm workers, undocumented and migrant workers – must have the right to organize and fight for a living minimum wage.

  • Elaine Owens

    There were 4,500+ people – women, men, children – marching today in Roanoke VA to insure that we will not give up any rights to the new occupant of the Oval Office. Now, the work really starts – to transform the joy and enthusiasm of today into a “Tea Party” of the left. It can be done. It will be done. It must be done. It’s called “organizing.” Part of that effort includes sending a strong message to Democrats in office right now. Either join the revolution or get a primary opponent.

  • Great photos by Kevin Wolf of the march, Arlington County School Board member Barbara Kanninen, Arlington County Board member Christian Dorsey, Arlington Dems, Yorktown HS Dems (including Graham Weinschenk), etc.