Women’s March NYC Reflection

By Nichole Acosta As I watched my wife, an immigrant, march alongside me chanting, “Show me what democracy looks like!” Strangers echoed back, “This is what democracy looks like!”  I fell in love ...

Why I Marched

By Laura Hernandez  For most of my life, I watched in awe of my Mom, Barbie Hernandez who was always organizing something. Whether she was organizing a Christmas party for needy kids or working to get women – speci...

Deliberate Stepping

By Teresa Barrington Chase I’ve always been a marcher. There’s something so powerful to me about connecting feet to earth—creating a physical commitment with purpose. Deliberate stepping. My early marches were an initiat...

Why I Marched

By Libby Rego I had a bad feeling about this. I remember early in 2016 talking to my mother, a woman who marched for civil rights in the 60s, when he got the Republican nomination. “Oh Libby, don’t worry, he’s … <...

This Is What Democracy Looks Like!

By Patricia Gonzalez I drove to the Metro stop closest to me, hoping that I was far away enough from DC to get a parking spot. I scored a parking spot … and a seat on the train. The first …
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Keeping the Pressure on Congress

By Anne Duffy I went to DC with two friends, my sister-in-law and two nieces. Two of us are retired Buffalo Public School teachers, one is currently teaching, my sister-in-law is an emergency room NP and my nieces are in...
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Not Backing Down

By Linda Amrani There were four of us–my husband, son, and son’s friend joining me–so we drove to Washington DC (more economical). At our rest stop in Maryland we got the first inkling of what the day w...
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I’ll Remember This Day Forever

By Sarah Huck Azulai When I heard about the Women’s March on Washington, I really wanted to go. Although there was a march slated for NYC, something about standing in the nation’s capital, voicing my hopes du...