Monday, January 23, 2017
Cincinnati Women Marched Saturday For Rights and Against Trump Oppression
An estimated 10,000 to 12,000 people rallied and marched through Over-the-Rhine and Downtown Cincinnati Saturday joining Millions of other people standing up for women and a wide number of issues relating to freedom and liberty but focused on reproductive rights, healthcare for all, social justice for all, religious freedom for all, and the right for women not to be treated as the property of sexual predators like Donald Trump.
The crowd was massive, far greater than expected. Speakers consisted of local activists and politicians who voiced issues that will be be made worse under Trump and his crew of fascists who took over the White House last week.
This was a totally peaceful march and showed that women clearly know best how to get people to come out to protest. The world wide count was around 5 Million people turned out to oppose Trump's plans to turn the clock back to a time in American when women's rights were a distant dream.
The clearest sign that Trump does not have deep support lies in the numbers he tried to dispute. Experts stated that three times as many people went to Saturday's Women's March than when to Trump's Inauguration the day before. That demonstrates the reality that Trump and Republicans seem to ignore, they are only in power due to gerrymandering, voter suppression, and interference of the FBI and Russia in the election process. They don't have a mandate, they are seizing control as a minority party and will likely do as much damage as they can while the country wakes up and pushes them out of power.
Hopefully this turnout will translate to the 2017 location elections and then next year for the midterms. Logically, those who cared enough to come out to protest at an event like this care enough without question to come out and vote. That is how we can counter the right wing fascist power grab. We can't rely on sensible Republicans to protect the county, we must get people to wake up and get control of the election process back.