Since electing Donald Trump as president of the USA, and a Republican majority to both the Senate and the House of Representatives, many individuals the world over are feeling fearful and unsure of the future.
Trump ran a campaign of hate and divisiveness. He was openly racist and misogynistic. Many are fearful that his being elected to office has normalized hateful and sexist rhetoric. It is time, now more than ever, for us to show solidarity with minorities; with our sisters and brothers of all races, religions, abilities, and gender and sexual orientations.
Women’s March –On Washington- is an organized event for the day after the Presidential inauguration, January 21 at 10 am, to send a loud and clear message that discrimination will not be tolerated.
As Canadians we pride ourselves on our inclusive and multicultural society. There has been an outpouring of support from across Canada, and the world over, for those who have been targeted by the hateful rhetoric of the Republican’s presidential campaign.
Canadian Women’s Marches are being held in various cities across Canada, for a complete list check here. There are also packages to be purchased where protestors from the Greater Toronto Area will be bussed to Washington for the main rally, for more information on bus & march kits click here.
Everyone who believe in equal rights are encouraged to attend; people of all genders, races, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, and political affiliations. The more people in attendance, the stronger our message will be.
For more information check out www.canadianwomenmarch.ca or read the official news release here.
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