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San Francisco Women’s March

January 23, 2018

The Women’s Marches began in January 2017, in the wake of the election of President Trump. According to KPIX News, an estimated 100,000 women marched last year in San Francisco, and an estimated 200,000 in San Jose. Speakers, including Hollywood stars, urged women to vote in the midterm elections, that Democrats hope will let them regain control of the Republican-dominated House of Representatives. “Women together can stop this slide to the bottom,” actress Alfre Woodard told a crowd at Los Angeles City Hall. “The 2018 midterms start now, today, at this spot, in this moment. You have the power in your hands to change history.” Actress  Scarlett Johansson says, “Time’s up on the female condition.” According to vanityfair.com, thousands gathered in Washington, D.C., though WUSA9 reports the turnout was smaller than last year’s 500,000. Protesters marched past vacant government offices as the shutdown continues through the weekend, and gathered at the National Mall. Some 300,000 protesters hit the streets on Saturday, up from 250,000 in 2017. In Los Angeles, the final count rose to 500,000, and around 100,000 protesters were expected in San Francisco.

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