Last year's St. Louis march drew an estimated 20,000 women and their allies — even as a sizable number of supporters drove to Washington, D.C., for the national march. (Some didn't quite make it, through no fault of their own.)
Organizers have announced this year's march will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 20. They'll again depart from Union Station. The theme? March. Act. Vote.
In a statement on Facebook, the organizers wrote,
The St. Louis Women’s March of 2017 was not just a march. It began a movement. It inspired women, from all walks of life, to harness their political power to create transformative social change in their communities. While our march was only one event, the activism, education and advocacy it inspires has lasted, and grown, all year. This year’s march celebrates the great strides made in the past year and aims to inspire even more women to pledge to take action to effect change in their lives and the lives of their neighbors, every day.For more details, follow the event's Facebook page — or check out these photos from last year.
We are each a product of our environment and experiences. As a result, we each have a unique story, values and beliefs. While we all strive to increase gender equality and women’s issues across the spectrum, everyone has priorities in which issues matter most to them. This year’s march challenges women of all colors, creeds, ideologies and backgrounds to #March.Act.Vote in honor of their own truth. There is power in standing with thousands of other women, marching in unison, side-by-side, each honoring their own truth and each others.
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