People who are surprised /confused by the millions of people who showed up to protest on Saturday – Read this:
“Women are marching because our children deserve a Secretary of Education who cares and knows about education.”
“Women are marching because our family and friends deserve healthcare”.
Did you know that before the Affordable Care Act, newborns in the NICU would hit their “lifetime caps” on health insurance coverage. That’s right, Babies who had never felt the sun on their skin could no longer get health insurance.
”Women are marching because Domestic Violence Crisis Centers and After School Programs deserve funding”.
”Women are marching because we all deserve clean air, clean water, and national parks.”
”Women are marching because we believe the children protected by the DREAM act deserve to be here and they deserve to live with their parents, not in orphanages and foster homes.
And most of all, Women are Marching because we have the right to. The right to protest and speak out against our government is the First Amendment. That’s right,The VERY First Amendment. (see below)
It is one of our most fundamental American rights.
Dismissive remarks– Saying that we’re “whining, immature, man-haters, throwing little temper tantrums” will not stop us. It will not stop us from fighting for you. And we are fighting for you because you deserve these rights too.
And, no! We’re sure not marching because Trump won…
”We’re marching because he wants to take all of the things that we hold dear away. All of the things that we’ve been fighting for for generations.
“And we’re not giving up easily.
”Anyone who thinks we’re marching because we “lost” just simply isn’t listening. We’re fighting because we refuse to lose more.”
The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. It forbids Congress from both promoting one religion over others and also restricting an individual’s religious practices. It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely. It also guarantees the right of citizens to assemble peaceably and to petition their government.