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The Women’s March Anniversary

Jude Sadeq, Reporter

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On Jan. 20, 2018, people from all over the country gathered together to support and celebrate The Women’s March anniversary. More than 15,000 people marched the streets of Washington D.C. but more than two million people marched in the protest worldwide.

Living right outside of Washington D.C. more than 50 McLean students went to the march and stood along the Lincoln Memorial to hear multiple advocates and members of Congress including Nancy Peolosi speak.

“It was truly an incredible experience, it felt like I was in the midst of history,” junior Julia Green said.

“I marched for my grandma who went home everyday after school to teach English to her Italian parents. I marched for my mom came from France in college and hasn’t turned back since. I march for all those dreamers losing their homes because we can’t seem to let law abiding, hard working humans continue living their lives.  I march because we won’t back down until equality is a true American value. We don’t agonize, we organize,”  senior Camille Duffy said.

Senior Camille Duffy with the poster she made, posing on the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting pool. (photo by Jude Sadeq)

 

“The energy at the Woman’s March was indescribable, I believe that if we continue what we’re doing serious things will change. This is the first time in 45 years that there are more woman than men who are running for office in Congress,” senior Julia Koehl said.

“It was an amazing experience and a true show of solidarity. As Americans, it’s our duty to speak out when the Government has done something wrong or is not listening to the voice of the people, because that’s the fundamental core of democracy. Women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, and immigrant rights are human rights, and we won’t stop until everyone realizes that,” senior Riya Master said.

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