This weekend, America made history with its largest protest of all time. An estimate of over 3 million marched in the #WomensMarch in all 50 states, with thousands joining in cities across the globe. The march, which was kickstarted on social media, led to some of our favorite tweets of all time. Here are some of our picks for most powerful tweets from Saturday.
Want to help support the cause? Click here for a list of action items following the Women’s March.
Our Favorite #WomensMarch Tweets:
— ACLU Massachusetts (@ACLU_Mass) January 21, 2017
— Little Miss Flint (@LoveMeLuLu22) January 18, 2017
— SPLC (@splcenter) January 22, 2017
— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) January 21, 2017
So. Well. Said. 👏🏾 pic.twitter.com/J6W0wJXrwg
— Layshia Clarendon (@Layshiac) January 22, 2017
— linda zunas 🐧 (@lindazunas) January 21, 2017
— Dara (@daraoke) January 21, 2017
— Bitch Problems! (@FemaleTexts) January 22, 2017
— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) January 21, 2017
— Kellyanne Kanye (@mstharrington) January 22, 2017
Low arrest numbers aren't proof that the women's marches were virtuous. They're proof of a different mode of policing.
— Krisandry Harridan (@KHandozo) January 22, 2017
TELL US THE LOCATION OF THE THERMAL EXHAUST PORT pic.twitter.com/D7QpYUoePk
— Caroline (@WearyWithToil) January 22, 2017
— Yoko Ono (@yokoono) January 21, 2017
Stop asking if the #WomensMarch 'will achieve anything in the long run.' It already has. Millions of women feel less beaten today.
— Laurie Penny (@PennyRed) January 21, 2017
— adam (@plasticrouge) January 21, 2017
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) January 21, 2017
— Andrea Addario (@addarioandrea) January 20, 2017
— Ariel Blackwell (@blackwhale00) January 21, 2017
Use the privilege inherent in your skin colour and extend that protection to us. Show up. Do the work.
— Man-Hating Agenda (@battymamzelle) January 22, 2017
President Trump, you made a big mistake. By trying to divide us up by race, religion, gender and nationality you actually brought us closer. pic.twitter.com/U7deCCTFx9
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) January 21, 2017
— jess mcintosh (@jess_mc) January 22, 2017
— cayden (@cayden) January 23, 2017
This thread is called "So you just got home from your local Women's March. Now what?"
Well, some suggestions (peeps, jump in pls):
— Lily Herman (@lkherman) January 22, 2017
Follow along with the Women’s March call to action, starting with their 10 Actions for the First 100 Days. The first one is to write a letter to your senators about issues you’re concerned with.
Volunteer at a local women’s shelter, women’s aid organization, Planned Parenthood, or another organization that is near to your heart.
Make Your Voice Heard
Write letters to your local representatives — including town and district reps — to get them to commit to women-forward, minority-forward, disability-forward and environmentally-forward policy.
Join a political campaign — identify which local offices have openings and reach out to current campaigning politicians (or people you think should be running!),
Start your own political campaign! Not sure how? Contact She Should Run, an incubator that helps women run for local office.
Democracy only works when everyone’s voice is heard. Keep the conversation going. Be an active member in your local community, especially for the underserved. We are stronger together. Keep fighting for the future. And whatever you do, don’t give up hope!