“Spread a message:” Hundreds in Riverwest march in solidarity for women’s rights

RIVERWEST -- Large turnouts in cities across the country hoping to send a strong message to the White House took to the streets on Saturday, January 21st -- including here in Milwaukee.

With chanting and creative signs; some reading, 'build kindness not walls," and "celebrate diversity."

Nearly 1,000 people of all ages, races, genders, economic backgrounds and sexual orientations gathered to have one voice.

"To show our support and really get the rights for everybody," said Abraham Ortiz, marching for rights.

Modeled after the Women's March in Washington, Saturday, hundreds of similar events were organized in cities across the country.

Riverwest women's march

Riverwest women's march

"We want to spread a message that we are united we are here for everyone that is suffering from intolerance discrimination injustice that is being perpetuated by trump and administration that is taking over," said Nellie Vance, march organizer.

Riverwest women's march

Riverwest women's march

They peacefully took to the streets in Riverwest in solidarity.

"We are looking to support inclusivity of everyone," said Brittany Nordstrum, march organizer.

On inauguration day, President Donald Trump said, "The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans," -- and folks are rallying to make sure it happens.

Riverwest women's march

Riverwest women's march

For the marchers, the grand event is the first step in unifying communities on a local and grassroots level to help create change nationally.

"Knowing who your senators and knowing who your legislators are even your county district supervisors, everything like that is super important to know how to bring about change and it starts here," said Nordstrum.

Coming together to send a bold message that rights, safety, health and families need to be protected.

Riverwest women's march

Riverwest women's march

10 comments

  • Hell in a Handbasket

    What rights are they exactly asking for? The right to kill a baby in the womb, Check. The right to be recognized as a same sex partner, Check. The right to use whatever bathroom you identify with, Check. The right to create havoc every time you feel victimized, Check. Next week you’ll be concerned about crime in Riverwest and Coyotes eating your precious little lap dogs.

  • TT2

    The picture looks like a back yard barbecue.
    What only hundreds showed up?
    Lets not talk about the murder in River West or the cars being burglarized or the gun shots happening nightly, no we want to protest a fictitious slight to these folks think someone did to them.
    Poor libs, no more Obama, no Hiccup Hillary, what are thy gonna’ do?

  • Z

    There has been a new president for just over two whole days, what rights have suddenly disappeared in that time frame?

    None.

    Just more liberal crybabies pouting.

  • Huh !

    No insult intended but… Is there an actual list of items to be considered when talking about women’s rights ???
    I hear a lot of yelling and a whole bunch of noise for the Rights Of Women and agree there are disparities but, what specifically ….. How can anything be done to resolve a plethora of random thoughts ?
    You want change, then you work for change without all the screaming, and yelling, and #$%$ ….. make a list to discuss the should/shouldn’t, can/can’t, why/why not, amongst yourselves, then present your ideas of possible solutions ….. You may not get all you ask for because your wants may interfere with my rights !!!!
    THAT’S DEMOCRACY AT WORK, NOT HAVING TEMPER TANTRUMS !!!!

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