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Women's marches kick off the left's midterm mobilization

Protestors outside Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York
Marchers outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York yesterday. Photo: Ira L. Black / Corbis via Getty Images

"Women’s Marches nationwide set sights on ballot box while praising #MeToo" — from the L.A. Times.

Why it matters: "In addition to the roll call of major American cities where marches took place — including New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Dallas, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta — protesters also raised their voices in suburbs and small towns, reflecting the aim of coalescing a broad-based movement on the anniversary of Trump’s inauguration."

  • "In a boisterous coast-to-coast outpouring, hundreds of thousands of marchers in dozens of cities staged a reprise of last year’s massive Women’s March, seeking to not only deliver a powerful rebuke to the policies of President Trump, but also mount a crucial mobilization for this year’s midterm election."
  • Actress Natalie Portman told marchers in downtown Los Angeles: “Because of you, the revolution is rolling!”
  • "Like last year’s protests, these overspilled U.S. borders, with dozens of overseas gatherings."
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