A view from the Women’s March on Washington

The National Women’s March on Washington, D.C. Saturday was a truly transformative moment in our nation’s history.

The title notwithstanding, it was more than a just a march of and for women. So many among the estimated million marched in solidarity for many causes and groups that are now in jeopardy with the change in administration.

As we marched among ever-growing numbers along the National Mall, I overheard one woman ask, “How did we lose?”

The complex answer to that very good question has already been answered. But her disbelief reflected the beginning of a movement that won’t go away, and will not kowtow to the liars and thieves now in charge.

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About Jim McKeever

Observer, writer, father, runner based in Central New York.
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7 Responses to A view from the Women’s March on Washington

  1. ksbeth says:

    Wonderful- I marched in Ann Arbor)

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  2. chmjr2 says:

    Marching is nice but it is too easy to do. Effort must be made to register voters, support the people who are running with votes and money. Also a candidate must be a person who has wide appeal among different groups, age range, and across the U.S. in general. I also firmly believe that the beauty contest commonly called the primaries need a complete overhaul. The hardest part is we need someone to bring us together and appeal to the”better angels of our nature.” I do not think that either Clinton or Trump did that.

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    • Jim McKeever says:

      Totally agree, Charles. The march was just the beginning. Numerous action plans grew out of the weekend, and they’re taking off. Trump and his cronies are playing by an entirely different set of rules, and strong pushback is needed, with a focus on facts and reality. As for the better angels, I doubt Trump has read Lincoln’s speech. If he did read it, it was lost on him.

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  3. I feel inspired, and hopeful, by your words Jim. Even though I live in Canada, the ripple affect of Trumptoadianism is felt here — and of concern. Please know, while my vote doesn’t count south of the border, I’m voting for you and those like you working so hard for change.

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  4. cat9984 says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed that we can keep up the motivation

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  5. Martha Keim says:

    Keep on keepin’ on, Jim, et al. Body still ill but with you.

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