The Women’s March plans to hold a national protest in Las Vegas, Nev., to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Women’s March and to show the group is still mobilizing.
The group will hold the protest on Jan. 21, 2018, that day also marks the year anniversary of the first day President Donald Trump stepped into office, reports the Detroit Free Press.
“It has been almost one year since the Women’s March. Since then, we have witnessed constant attacks on our health care, our bodies, our communities, and today, our Internet. And we have not stopped fighting back,” organizers wrote in an e-mail. “To celebrate our one-year anniversary, Women’s March will hold a mass mobilization in Las Vegas, Nevada. Together, we will show this administration that women are not backing down.”
The Women’s March first launched a nation-wide protest the day after Trump’s inauguration to fight for abortion, LGBTQ issues and environmental justice. Organizers plan to take the March to Las Vegas this year because they feel the city is a hot-bed of current issues their group cares about: sexual assault and gun violence prevention.
“Nevada has recent experience with some of the most pressing issues facing women in our nation today, from gun violence to politicians accused of sexual assault,” the email continued. “As a swing-state that will shape the Senate in 2018 and as home to a strong activist network, Nevada is the perfect place to commemorate the Women’s March and continue building our electoral power.”
The Women’s March recently had a weekend long conference aimed at teaching women how to fight racism, “reproductive justice,” and how to fight the most “misogynistic presidential administration in decades” and allyship. Tickets for the convention cost $295.
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