2017 Women’s March is Inspirational

Hundreds of thousands of people from all backgrounds and cultures came together in cities around the world for the 2017 Women’s March.  According to the Women’s March Website the purpose of the march was to show, “we stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.”

Patty Shohan, library assistant at Menchville, attended the event in Washington, D.C. and said it was a “pleasant atmosphere and inspirational experience.  This was my first time marching and I think young people should start early, I feel like a late bloomer. As a woman I feel like I have a responsibility to march and protest for my rights and the rights of my daughters.” 

Shohan said her personal reasons for marching were, “to protest the President’s policies, my two biggest concerns are the impact of new policies on Planned Parenthood and climate change. Although, I do support the other causes, those were the two closest to me.”

She was very proud to have been apart of this movement.

“We have a right in this country to use our voice and we should exercise that right. I believe the huge reason behind the March was because women are worried about our leader.”

According to news sources, the crowds at the march in Washington were larger than crowds at the presidential inauguration the previous day. Organizers of the March  have made their message clear and plan to channel their resolve and outrage into other actions that will let elected officials hear their collective voice.