The Women’s March on Washington couldn’t have picked a better starting point: the corner of Independence Avenue and Third Street West. This Saturday at least 200,000 people will come together in front of the Capitol in D.C. to march with a message championing human rights, dignity and justice.
And 616 sister marches (including 26 in Canada!) will step out in solidarity—with as many as 1.3 million people in cities all over the world taking part in the day’s demonstrations.
To find out the many reasons why women are marching, FLARE reached out to women participating in marches across Canada, as well as in Washington, DC. Here are their stories.
Rachael Bell, Marching in Fredericton, N.B.
“I march because I care about human rights and the future of our planet. The two are very closely tied, and they are threatened by Trump’s presidency. These are my priorities, and it is important to show up for the things that matter to you. If we don’t use our voices and our actions to make it clear what matters, how can we expect our leaders to represent us faithfully? I march because I have a voice, and I want to keep it.” —Rachael Bell
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