Wow, what a weekend! Did you march on Saturday? What was your experience like? Our team was marching in D.C., Manhattan and upstate New York, and it was incredible to see people pouring onto streets around the world. Here are a few great moments (and we’d love to hear about yours)…
All that pink in Washington! I marched in Manhattan (the streets were packed like sardines!) and here’s Cup of Jo editor Megan on driving to Washington: “I could feel the magnitude of what we were about to do before we even got to D.C. On our way down, we stopped a handful of times — we were a car full of ladies, including one pregnant woman, and we had to pee! At each rest stop, the parking lot was PACKED with busses and caravan carpools, and inside we were greeted by a sea of pink hats. We were all in this together! The excitement was palpable.”
One of Stella’s most moving moments was when a little girl climbed a tree with a megaphone and led the crowd in singing “This Land Is Your Land.” Plus, some other favorite photos from the weekend…
A very inspiring slideshow of marches all around the world, including Chicago, Paris, New York and Antarctica!
How cool are these signs of badass women, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Eleanor Roosevelt?
Made us laugh.
But our question today is: What to do now? Here are three things we’re doing today…
* Check out The Indivisible Guide, which lays out how to have the most impact. They also have an excellent email newsletter.
* Support great journalism and the freedom of the press. We’ve been subscribing to many, many newspapers and news magazines. A few ideas: The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, your local NPR station or your hometown newspaper.
* And, if you can, consider donating to organizations you believe in — perhaps the ACLU, Planned Parenthood or the Committee to Protect Journalists, which is dedicated to the global defense of press freedom.
Do any of these appeal to you? Do you have any other ideas or plans?
(All photos by Ana Gambuto for Cup of Jo, except: the pink overhead photo is a screen capture from an MSNBC broadcast; the Chicago, Paris, New York, Antarctica photos were from The New York Times; the photo of the historical women’s heads by Kirsten Luce; the introverts sign photo by Susan Kaufman; and sign guy photo by Amelia Kaheny.)