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Why I Marched in the Women’s March

Here’s why I marched in the women’s march this past Saturday in Los Angeles. A march with an incredible turnout of 750,000 gathered in downtown LA. A march with no arrests, in fact, marches all over the US and all over the world reported no arrests.  It wasn’t just women, as you know. We marched alongside men, children, black, white, Jewish, Muslim, gay, straight and more who came together for equality and dignity for all. And if you don’t read on any further, at least click Full Frontal with Samantha Bee to watch this inspiring performance by group of women who met and rehearsed online to perform “I Can’t Keep Quiet” at the march. I’ve watched it a dozen times already. The song starts at 4:07 in the video, but watch Samantha Bee before you fast forward because she is cool, funny, smart and insightful. 

It’s love, not hate, that makes America great, but clearly more people need to learn that. 

Female Superheroes Womens March

Sarah Buster Brooks, Sarah Lassez, Tracy Metro, Alison Deyette, Daysun Perkins, Terri Barnes, Rebecca Anderson, Gia Mora

Why I Marched in the Women’s March

I marched because I am concerned if the ACA is repealed that millions will be without health care and not be able to afford medicine or be dumped due to pre-existing conditions.  I marched because it is time for equal pay and equal rights. I marched so we don’t turn back the clock on women’s rights. I marched to empower women and girls to continue to speak out and be heard. I am concerned about the racism, bigotry and sexism that still permeates through a vast majority in government.  

Why We Marched

Amy Tierney: I marched in the Los Angeles Women’s March because more adult women, and men, in the USA (and around the world) need to see and believe that women can, and do, craft their own life choices.  The more women’s rights are celebrated the more likely we all will be reminded that women’s rights are nothing new, they are simply normal, and needed like the water that keeps us all alive.

Daysun Perkins: I marched for my wife, my friends, my family, and for the future generations, to stand with all those who face discrimination and whose rights as humans beings are threatened. We are capable of more and we must keeping fighting and demanding better.

Tracy Metro: I march for equality!  I march because I can, and for those who cannot, or will not for fear. I march with the pride of being a woman, but know that equality affects all of us as it is gender, race, creed, religion and sexual preference neutral. I will continue to march until we are all treated the same… because we ARE all the same.  We are people.

Gia Mora: One hundred years ago, suffragists silently picketed the White House demanding that Woodrow Wilson give them the right to self-govern. Today we ask our newly inaugurated president to protect those same human rights: the right to make our own medical decisions, the right to marry who we love, the right to live in safety, the right to be ourselves. We have peaceably assembled people of diverse identities to demand dignity, equality, and justice for all. So, Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty? A century is far too long.

Terri Barnes: I marched because it is important to show that we have a voice. United we can be a powerful force. I’ve been speechless at the assault on the rights of women, minorities and the disenfranchised – and the march was the first step toward finding my voice.

One of my favorites from Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand): The fact is, if women represented 51% of Congress, we wouldn’t still be debating access to birth control or a national plan.

Girl Power Womens March

Sarah Lassez, Sarah Buster Brooks, Tracy Metro, Terri Barnes, Alison Deyette, Daysun Perkins 

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How to Stay Involved or Get Involved

Add your name to 10 Actions for the First 100 Days. As the site says, it’s a way to build the movement from the record-breaking march to a powerful activist community that will make history again and again.  

First up: send a postcard to your Senators. You can get a postcard to print for free at WomensMarch.com/100

And log onto the United State of Women and use the hashtag #StateofWomen when keeping active.

AND make phone calls. Make several phone calls to senators and congressmen. You can easily print out the list of senators phone numbers and keep it on your desk. Call the ones who should hear your voice, your message, and what you want them to do going forward. We know we have strong women like Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand, just to name a few, working for us, so thank them too.  Call the representatives who are not and should be. Call reps from other states, share messages on Twitter and remember to vote in the mid-term elections since it’s not just about a President. 

And you can sign the online letter to help Planned Parenthood. The letter informs Congress that you are one of the overwhelming majority that opposes defunding Planned Parenthood. It is inexcusable to deny millions of patients access to cancer screenings, birth control, reproductive health and more. 

Womens March 2017

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Tracy Metro, Daysun Perkins, Rebecca Anderson, Sarah Lassez

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Style Expert Alison Deyette is a TV + digital host and Los Angeles stylist who was recently named one of the top stylists in Los Angeles by Variety, WWD, Angeleno, and Modern Luxury magazines. After starting her career as a fashion & beauty director on national magazines she transitioned into television and digital work. Alison appears regularly on Good Morning America, TODAYAccess HollywoodThe RealThe ViewSteve Harvey and is the Style Expert for KTLA’s Morning News. Alison is currently host of the AOL series, The Savings Experiment, one of the lead style hosts on Joyus.com and the style expert for HSN. She is a contributing fashion editor for Real SimpleLife & StyleIn Touch and Closer Weekly.  She was the host of Pocket the Difference, a co-host of TLC’s 10 Years Younger and TBS’ Movie and a Makeover and the weekly Style Contributor on Hallmark Channel’s Marie.  In addition, she has hosted several web series including: AOL’s In the KnowHerSay with Soleil Moon Frye, Playtex’s Bra Makeover series, A Secret Worth Sharing. These web series collectively have more than 100 million views.

1 Comment

  1. January 27, 2017    

    Reading your blog just reinforced why I marched with you all.

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