Judith F. Stauber of Los Alamos with U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján at Saturday’s ‘Women’s March on Washington’. Courtesy photo
Front row from left, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham with Mickey Wright of Jemez Springs at Saturday’s march in Washington, D.C. Courtesy photo
The day after the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, millions of people across the U.S. and around the world marched in support of equality for women. Residents from Los Alamos and throughout New Mexico traveled to the nation’s capital Saturday to join an estimated half a million people at the “Women’s March on Washington”.
“This was an amazing group of marchers, at least 500,000, probably more,” Rebecca Shankland of Los Alamos told the Los Alamos Daily Post.
She explained that the New Mexico organizer said 400 people had registered from New Mexico to attend the march, adding that of course there were many people in attendance who hadn’t registered.
“Those of us who found the New Mexico flag (much admired by the other marchers – though we got quite a few questions asking what it was) stuck together for 3.5 hours of speeches followed by a slow, packed march of about 1.5 miles to the Washington Monument; then most continued to the White House while others left to get home before dark,” Shankland said. “The New Mexico marchers met at C and 4th, where we were happy to see Sen. Tom Udall and his wife Jill, Rep. Ben Ray Lujan and Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham.”
Shankland described the signs marchers carried as clever, many home-made, and added that they made the event delightful … even after 5 hours of standing with no bathroom and only the food they carried in their little see-through bags.
Signs spotted at the march in Washington:
Sign spotted at Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington. Photo by Rebecca Shankland
- Men of Quality Do Not Fear Equality
- We Will Over-comb
- Make American Indigenous Again
- Accept My Existence or Expect My Resistance
- May All Fences Have Gates
- When They Go Low, We Go Local
- Money For Education Not Incarceration
- Tweet Others The Way You Want To Be Tweeted