At least 500,000 women and male allies marched in Washington, D.C. today — and 3 million marched around the world. We know so many of you were part of that number and we thank you for showing up and taking a stand!!
Due to the massive crowd size, many of us who wanted to march together never found each other, but we had a small but mighty contingent. A big highlight was when our youngest marcher Susie — my cousin’s five-year-old daughter — got to meet her hero Katy Perry, who was marching by us. She got to say hi to Katy who graciously chatted with her for a minute and told her this was her first march, too. Susie handed her one of the Stop Street Harassment stickers!
Overall, it was incredible to see the range of diversity of people there, to hear how far people had come to be there, and to witness so much kindness. Everywhere we went it was so so crowded but no one was pushy, mean or aggressive. Everyone helped everyone. All of the Metro staff and police officers we encountered were kind and encouraging and we thanked them as we went by. On the metro, there was continuing rounds of cheering and chants and we marched and chanted as we slowly moved through lines to get above ground. I was also excited to see our anti-harassment Metro ads at the four different Metro stations I used!! Yes!!
Thank you so so much to everyone who came out. Now we have to keep up the momentum and hold our elected officials accountable, run for political office, stand up to bullies and hate, and be kind to one another.
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