The 2018 Women’s March

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Connor Fries , News Editor

The 2018 Women’s March marked the one year anniversary since women took to the streets protesting Donald Trump’s presidency. In December, the national Women’s March announced that it had chosen Las Vegas, not Washington, D.C., as the site of its first-anniversary rally—a voter-registration event that the organizers were calling Power to the Polls. Three of Nevada’s largest cities (Las Vegas, Reno, and Henderson) have female mayors, the state legislature is nearly forty per cent women (one of the highest percentages in the country, second only to Vermont), and half of the state’s congressional delegation are women.

This year’s Women’s March also supported the #MeToo movement that helped millions of women share their stories about sexual assault, as well as bringing much needed awareness about the topic. Over 1.1 million women marched in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago alone, and many more women marched through the streets of other cities throughout the nation and the world. Like last year, several speakers took to the podiums to share words of empowerment. Celebrities such as Adele, Lana Del Rey, Halsey and many more attended. Most notably, singer Halsey shared a powerful poem at the Women’s March in New York City, about her personal and friends’ experiences with sexual assault and rape. A video of Halsey reading her poem quickly went viral on twitter, garnering almost 300,000 likes.

Source: New York Times