A day after the Inauguration of our current president, Donald Trump, over 3 million people across the world marched in support of unity, compassion, respect and democracy. I, along with my sister, mother and friends, was one of the 500,000 who traveled to Washington, DC, for the Women’s March, and as a woman, American and human, I was very impressed, inspired and bolstered by what I experienced there.
What I saw was democracy at work, and half a million people peacefully protesting the agenda outlined by our new Commander-in-Chief. The anger I have felt since November 9th remains, but the feeling of hopelessness has not. Being part of such an enormous march –so large a gathering, in fact, that the actual “march” was cancelled because the streets of DC were too packed—and having such a feeling of helpfulness, collaboration and unity, made me feel proud to be an American and hopeful about the future.
The TASC Group works with organizations that are effecting change and our staff is made up of people who are passionate about creating a more inclusive, progressive and equal world. In the days since the Women’s March, my colleagues have participated in other demonstrations against Trump’s immigration ban. The only way to move forward is together, and I am very happy to be traveling alongside this group. If you are in the New York City area and want to get involved, we recommend the following links: