Viola Davis speaks to 'Me too' moment at LA Women's March

The march in Washington, D.C., on Saturday took on the feel of a political rally when U.S. Sen.

This year's march arrived just one day after Trump's attempt to block Planned Parenthood funding and amid a dramatic government shutdown centering on immigration. The anger was more visible this year after a spate of revelations of sexual abuse against women, the #MeToo campaign and a widespread movement against sexual conduct among those in power. "This year, organizers say they are reaching out to local partners after a year of grass-roots work to try to access a cross section of America, from minorities to the disenfranchised to women in low-income communities".

"As a swing-state that will shape the Senate in 2018 and as home to a strong activist network, Nevada is the flawless place to commemorate the Women's March and continue building our electoral power", wrote organizers on the event's Facebook page. She said she knows there's a "long slog ahead".

Cathy Muldoon, a high school librarian from Dallas, Pennsylvania, took her two teenage daughters to the NY rally and said marching gives people hope.

"It's a time where we're not just showing up, folks are saying that, hey, we actually need to be sitting in those chairs", Robinson said. And they said they couldn't miss a moment to commemorate what happened past year - but also to show that they're still here, that they will go to the polls and that they are a forceful political power to be reckoned with.

A protest in NY was among more than 200 such actions planned for the weekend around the world.

Women also marched Saturday in Rome; Kampala, Uganda; Frankfurt, Germany; and Osaka, Japan, to protest sexual harassment.

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The march's co-leader Sophia Andary, 35, of San Francisco, said the march this year was about action in addition to coming out to resist.

Other national co-chairs include Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory and Carmen Perez, among others.

Saturday's event centered on driving up voter turnout in the 2018 Maryland primary and general elections, empowering the city's women and focusing on electing candidates who support women's rights. This year's event, which was inspired by the upcoming midterm elections, will focus on voter registration and inspiring more women to run for public office. "They read, "'The future is still female", "Women's rights are not up for games", "Nevertheless she persisted", "Women united will never be defeated", and also simply put, "I've had enough".

In Morristown, New Jersey, that state's new first lady told a crowd she was a victim of sexual violence while attending college. "Maybe they are trying to cast as wide a net as possible", Ms Dalmia said.

What a proud and momentous day this is for Las Vegas. A full list of expected speakers can be found here.

The march from city hall to the Capitol included a group of women who wore red capes and white bonnets like characters from the dystopian novel "The Handmaid's Tale".

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