To the thousands of you who took to the streets today: we need your help reaching our goal of getting 1 million people to register to vote in 2018.
— Women's March (@womensmarch) January 21, 2018
Yeah, we’re gonna have to take the trash out on our own. There were more marches on Sunday, especially (as far as I can tell) in the West. More pics later today — send yours to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to share.
Apart from resisting the racists, sexists and general monsters, what’s on the agenda as we start the new week?
“We are done assuming that anyone is going to do for us that which we can do for ourselves.” Spoke to some of the many Democratic women who went from the Women’s Marches to first-time candidacies for office: https://t.co/vKU13EbsV3
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 21, 2018
Dave Weigel, in the Washington Post, “Las Vegas Women’s March pivots from feminist protest to politics”:
LAS VEGAS — The Women’s March “Power to the Polls” rally unfolded 2,417 miles from the Capitol, in a city where the daily work of Washington feels even further away. But the day’s biggest cheers came when activists thanked Senate Democrats and said that the government shutdown should not end until immigrants brought to the United States as children won legal status.
“We stand in solidarity with the dreamers and with the senators who are fighting back and saying, they are Americans, too,” said Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards.
“People are choosing my life for me right now,” said Astrid Silva, a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program who spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. “You can protect us, every single one of you, here.”
The rally had been designed for politics, pivoting the Women’s March — the official organization, which has clashed with some affiliates and spinoffs — into a campaign to end Republican control of Congress and the states through mass voter registration.
The shutdown, which many activists said they had not expected, had clarified just what those politics were. Republicans have largely tied their fates and their 2018 organizing to their president; Democrats have largely followed the lead of a base that believes it can change the electorate by giving left-leaning non-voters reasons to join it…
I know the shutdown is a big deal but I’m surprised yesterday’s Women’s March didn’t garner that much coverage.
The largest sustained mobilization this country’s seen in decades!https://t.co/BQ599j3hCA
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) January 21, 2018
The Women's March is probably a more *important* story than the shutdown. It involves less drama/unpredictability, however, so news outlets deem it to be less newsworthy. https://t.co/BT8iDU2cfg
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) January 21, 2018
Shutdown is obviously huge story. But still striking the major Sunday shows booked more than dozen lawmakers/officials the morning after massive women's march and none were women: https://t.co/FIYkGlFfo9
— Michael Calderone (@mlcalderone) January 21, 2018