Women’s March on Washington (#WomensMarch, #PowerToThePolls)


The Women's March on Washington was a worldwide protest held on January 21, 2017 – the day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump – to advocate for women's rights and other civil rights issues, including police brutality, reproductive rights, workers' rights, racial equality, immigration reform and LGBTQ rights.

The protest drew between 500,000 and 1 million participants at the main event in Washington, D.C., as well as between 3.25 and 5.25 million participants in at least 408 other marches across the United States, making it the largest single-day protest in U.S. history. Worldwide participation is estimated to have been over 7 million people. The second Women's March, held on January 21, 2018, was the second-largest single-day protest in U.S. history.

The Women's March organization continues to work to develop the political power of women and communities through trainings, outreach programs and events.

To find speeches regarding the Women's March in this archives, search for #WomensMarch or #PowerToThePolls.