New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Bennett defeated Republican incumbent John Carman, who had mocked the 2017 women's march in Washington, D.C. with a Facebook post asking whether the women would be home in time to cook dinner. NPR's Leila Fadel is there, and she joins us now.
GARCIA-NAVARRO: What are you seeing?
Demonstrators will gather at 11:30 a.m.at Civic Center Plaza for the rally, followed by a march down Market Street to the Embarcadero at 2 p.m.
As was the case previous year, the march saw a wide variety of priorities being advocated, including women's rights, environmental protection, access to health care, criminal justice reform, voting rights, immigrant and LGBTQ rights. Signs and shirts called for people to register to vote and head to the polls for the 2018 midterm elections.
FADEL: That's right. So all through the stadium, there are voter registration booths to get people registered.
Maggie Kim was one of the more than one hundred people who didn't let the rain and cold deter them.
Leaping off from Nevada and with the 2018 Senate races in mind, the Women's March aims to mobilize disenfranchised communities in other battleground states. It's just starting. It's starting right now.
The Las Vegas rally heard from leaders such as Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza and Cecile Richards, the president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Cher is performing. So this is not a march but a show. It inspired thousands of women to do something they'd never done before: explore a run for political office.
Thousands took to the streets of European capitals, among them Berlin, Paris and London, on Sunday as part of the global "Women's March" movement.
Last year, Las Vegas was also the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history, an event that reignited a simmering debate over gun control last year. It seems to be an odd choice.
The march in Washington, D.C., on Saturday had the feel of a political rally when U.S. Sen. Officials tell Fadel that although the venue can hold 40,000, they expected roughly 17,000.
She said she chose the shorter way. Organizers have been quick to note that Hillary Clinton won Nevada in the 2016 election and that the state also recently elected the first Latina U.S. senator. "Maybe they are trying to cast as wide a net as possible", Dalmia said by telephone.
"I wonder how women who received such violence would find the courage to come out as I did, when they saw what happened to me, so I am here to assess the necessity of women to speak out and change things".
Hollie S. Chambers marched in Miami, carrying a sign that said, "A woman's place is in the revolution!"
FADEL: I have. I have.
It's a unique moment for women on the left, she says: "The kind of focus, attention, activism - I can't remember a moment quite like this".
"We will not stand one more time while our children, DREAMers, immigrant youth are being pushed back to the shadows. Men are helping it along, but I'm so excited to see that it's really being spearheaded by women activists".
GARCIA-NAVARRO: Is there big turnout?
Boo Geyer, organizer of a rally in Vancouver, said the message has already begun to reach a wider audience. Thank you so much.