Women’s March in El Paso

Hi everyone! Someone once said “A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everyone else.” Although I didn’t attend the big Women’s March in Washington D.C. or Austin, I attended the Boundless Across Borders/El Paso’s Women’s March on Saturday afternoon. I had the opportunity to join 1,000 others here. More than 4 million participated in 673 marches worldwide. This was the first time I’ve ever attended a march and it was incredibly empowering. Why did I decide to march?

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Native Americans/Mexican Natives perform a dance and prayer before the march.
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Armijo Park in Segundo Barrio (Second Ward).
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Cold weather, rain or wind didn’t stop this crowd!
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❀ this sign!

SΓ­ se puede! (Yes we can!)

Because I want women to have access to free birth control, the right to choose a legal abortion procedure without any questions being asked (a person should have the right to choose what they want to do with their body) and the right to earn the same salary as a man. I want immigrants and minority populations to be treated like the human beings they are. The LGBTQ community deserves to continue having the same rights as straight couples. They deserve to continue getting married and sharing insurance benefits through an employer if they choose to do so. If you read my post on Saturday, you know I’m against Trump being the 45th president of the U.S. for many reasons. This is another reason why I chose to march. If you missed the post, you can check it out right here. Progress always requires a lot of time and dedication. It obviously isn’t something that happens overnight. Even though there’s still a lot of work to be done, huge worldwide marches are an excellent start!

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Marching in downtown El Paso. The El Paso Police Department stopped traffic for several blocks. Thank you! The march was one mile, from Armijo Park to San Jacinto Plaza.
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Pussy Power!
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San Jacinto Plaza

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P.S. Thank you to those who inspired me to attend this historical event πŸ™‚ 

First photo from Pinterest.

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39 comments

  1. Reblogged this on juantetcts and commented:
    It’s been a busy weekend for me. I’ve had focused intensity on completing another chapter in my book so hadn’t paid attention to the reasons behind the weekend Marches. Loved her breakdown!

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  2. http://www.yahoo.com/news/women-descend-dc-day-anarchists-080705284.html

    Yahoo Reader
    I’ve never been more ashamed of being a woman in the United States.
    (1,035 Likes)

    How very odd that there are women who are against women’s rights. Does this totally opposite reaction to the women’s marches show just how very divided we are? Of course, this comment is probably from some dude, as are most of the comments on Yahoo News. Maybe white dudes want us to think that we’re divided, when really, we agree on a lot of things.

    Thanks for marching and sharing. Now, when are you going to run for office? πŸ™‚

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  3. So many different faces of all races united as 1 body of people all over the world!!! Despite differences that makes us all unique!! I love every minute of it!!!!!!! Please do post about any marches you attend in the future!!

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