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January 21, 2017 10:22 am  

The Women’s March on Washington has inspired over 300 “sister marches” to take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, January 21 — the day after the Inauguration all around the U.S. — and the U.S. Virgin Islands, on all three islands, will be participating as well, press releases issued this week have made known.

The Women’s March on St. Croix will begin at Time Square and proceed down King Street. People will gather at the Fort Christiansted Bandstand from 10:30 a.m. to noon, for a program to include guest speakers, music, poetry readings and more.

On St. Thomas, the march begins at 10:30 a.m. and runs through noon, marching from Yacht Haven Grande to Frenchtown Post Office. In St. John, the march on Cruz Bay starts at noon from the Freedom Statue and ends at 1:30 p.m.

All 50 states, Puerto Rico, and now the U.S. Virgin Islands, are confirmed to have at least one grassroots-led march on Saturday, as well as cities on six continents, from Tokyo to Sydney, Nairobi to Paris to Bogotá.

During the Women’s March in the territory, people will join sisters and brothers in the U.S. and worldwide. Groups are uniting in towns, cities and schools to march in solidarity with communities affected by hate, intolerance and acts of violence. The aligned marches will seek to reaffirm the core values of freedom and democracy for all, at a time when many fear their voices will be lost, especially in relation to the rights of women, immigrants, workers, reproduction and freedom of choice, the LGBTQIA community, the environment, rights for all races and religious freedom, according to the release.

The release states that the purpose of the women’s marches is to send a clear message to the nation’s leaders in the new government on their first day in office and to the world, that the United States of America upholds values of human decency, equal rights and freedom from discrimination – recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.

The women’s marches in the territory and all the marches are inclusive; everyone who supports women’s rights and human rights is welcome, according to the release.

http://viconsortium.com/community-center/womens-march-set-saturday-territory-wide/


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January 21, 2017 11:16 am  

No way! Wake up! This new administration will do more for women and their rights than any one thing that was done for them in the past 8 years! Stop believing the lies and wake up. He employed more women in his construction business than any of his competitors and his campaign manager was the first women, EVER, to run and promote a successful presidential campaign.

You've bought the rhetoric and this march continues the division!


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January 21, 2017 12:07 pm  

You're in for a rude awakening.


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January 21, 2017 12:22 pm  

I woke up years ago when I realized my Democratic Party had been hijacked by radicals. This March continues the divide! Stop the madness and try and get along!


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January 21, 2017 12:31 pm  

Btw, this March is not inclusive of all women. The women's group that was wanting to participate but, believed abortion is wrong, were turned away. Women do have a right to choose! They choose whether or not they get pregnant in the first place by not protecting themselves.


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January 21, 2017 3:08 pm  

"The aligned marches will seek to reaffirm the core values of freedom and democracy for all, at a time when many fear their voices will be lost, especially in relation to the rights of women, immigrants, workers, reproduction and freedom of choice, the LGBTQIA community, the environment, rights for all races and religious freedom, according to the release."

"The release states that the purpose of the women’s marches is to send a clear message to the nation’s leaders in the new government on their first day in office and to the world, that the United States of America upholds values of human decency, equal rights and freedom from discrimination – recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.

The women’s marches in the territory and all the marches are inclusive; everyone who supports women’s rights and human rights is welcome, according to the release."


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January 21, 2017 3:16 pm  

Not true! Check your facts. The women's right group that wanted to participate was not allowed because they were against abortion. We all has equal rights per the US Constitution. Me being a women has never set me back. We all have equal opportunity! We have a new President, get over it, I had to get over it for the past 16 years.


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January 21, 2017 5:30 pm  

It's not just trump they are marching against. It's the combination of Congress and a probable non-vetoing trump and conservative Supreme Court. There are already a flurry of state bills that will set decades of progress back. Not sure how old you are, but I'm no spring chicken, and was discriminated against because of my gender a number of times. Amazingly, once within the last 10 years. I don't want to see us going backwards.

The anti-choice groups that were excluded from officially sponsoring the march were excluded because they are in favor of taking rights away from women, which is the opposite of what the march is about.

btw. DC Metro trips by 11am this morning exceeded yesterday's counts at the same time by 10's of thousands. So trump's going to have to think of something else to tweet about today, other than his yuuuuge inauguration crowd. 🙂


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January 21, 2017 5:39 pm  

We've diluted the word "Rights" so much its completely meaningless...


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January 21, 2017 6:38 pm  

So you being a woman has never set you back is your experience and you can now claim to speak for millions. Check.


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January 21, 2017 7:41 pm  

No way! Wake up! This new administration will do more for women and their rights than any one thing that was done for them in the past 8 years! Stop believing the lies and wake up. He employed more women in his construction business than any of his competitors and his campaign manager was the first women, EVER, to run and promote a successful presidential campaign.

You've bought the rhetoric and this march continues the division!

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January 21, 2017 7:44 pm  

Btw, this March is not inclusive of all women. The women's group that was wanting to participate but, believed abortion is wrong, were turned away. Women do have a right to choose! They choose whether or not they get pregnant in the first place by not protecting themselves.

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January 21, 2017 10:31 pm  

A great and uplifting day! Applause to the organizers, the police and the Park Service, and everyone who showed up for justice, equity, and peace!


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January 21, 2017 10:39 pm  

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January 21, 2017 10:57 pm  

Pictures From Women’s Marches Around the World
Crowds in hundreds of cities around the world are gathering
Saturday in conjunction with the Women’s March on Washington.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/01/21/world/womens-march-pictures.html

Aerial photos show the contrast between crowds at Trump’s inauguration and the Women's March

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/01/21/world/womens-march-pictures.html


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January 21, 2017 11:39 pm  

I woke up years ago when I realized my Democratic Party had been hijacked by radicals. This March continues the divide! Stop the madness and try and get along!

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They are pushing more people to Trump than they imagine. In two years they won't even have filibuster power. Lots of nuts out there and people are seeing it.


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January 21, 2017 11:55 pm  

Trump didn't win by popular votes.
Trump is the one pushing people AWAY.


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January 22, 2017 12:05 am  

Trump didn't win by popular votes.
Trump is the one pushing people AWAY.

It's not how the President is elected, whining about it isn't going to change how the POTUS is elected

Yeah Ashley Judds comments at the March were classy

Stupid is as stupid does


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January 22, 2017 1:09 am  

Trump didn't win by popular votes.
Trump is the one pushing people AWAY.


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January 22, 2017 2:04 am  

I woke up years ago when I realized my Democratic Party had been hijacked by radicals. This March continues the divide! Stop the madness and try and get along!

(tu)

They are pushing more people to Trump than they imagine. In two years they won't even have filibuster power. Lots of nuts out there and people are seeing it.

So pushing people towards Trump is a bad thing? Your wording seems odd.


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January 22, 2017 2:12 am  

Also, thinking that the march was only about trump speaks volumes.


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January 22, 2017 9:07 am  

The march--at least on STX--was beautiful, peaceful and full of love.

http://stcroixsource.com/content/news/local-news/2017/01/22/crucian-women-march-solidarity


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January 22, 2017 12:09 pm  

Beautiful, inspiring, uplifting, hopeful.


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January 22, 2017 12:26 pm  

There is a reason that the Constitution has set forth the Electoral College to elect our leaders.

There are 3,141 counties in the United States.
Trump won 3,084 of them. Clinton won 57.

There are 62 counties in New York State.
Trump won 46 of them.Clinton won 16.

Clinton won the popular vote by approx. 1.5 million votes.
In the 5 counties that encompass NYC, (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Richmond & Queens) Clinton received well over 2 million more votes than Trump. (Clinton won 4 of these counties; Trump won Richmond)

Therefore, these 5 counties alone, more than accounted for Clinton winning the popular vote of the entire country.

These 5 counties comprise 319 square miles.
The United States is comprised of 3,797,000 square miles.

When you have a country that encompasses almost 4 million square miles of territory, it would be ludicrous to even suggest that the vote of those who inhabit a mere 319 square miles should dictate the outcome of a national election.

Large, densely populated Democrat cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, etc.) don’t and shouldn’t speak for the rest of our country.


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January 22, 2017 12:32 pm  

Copied from a friend, but, this says exactly how I, a 65 y/o woman feels about the march:

Some women have a different view of their gender.... I believe whole heartedly. ................... I am not a "disgrace to women" because I don't support the women's march. I do not feel I am a "second class citizen" because I am a woman. I do not feel my voice is "not heard" because I am a woman. I do not feel I am not provided opportunities in this life or in America because I am a woman. I do not feel that I "don't have control of my body or choices" because I am a woman. I do not feel like I am " not respected or undermined" because I am a woman.
I AM a woman.
I can make my own choices.
I can speak and be heard.
I can VOTE.
I can work if I want.
I control my body.
I can defend myself.
I can defend my family.
There is nothing stopping me to do anything in this world but MYSELF.
I do not blame my circumstances or problems on anything other than my own choices or even that sometimes in life, we don't always get what we want. I take responsibility for myself.
I am a mother, a daughter, a wife, a sister, a friend. I am not held back in life but only by the walls I choose to not go over which is a personal choice.
Quit blaming.
Take responsibility.
If you want to speak, do so. But do not expect for me, a woman, to take you seriously wearing a pink va-jay-jay hat on your head and screaming profanities and bashing men.
If you have beliefs, and speak to me in a kind matter, I will listen. But do not expect for me to change my beliefs to suit yours. Respect goes both ways.
If you want to impress me, especially in regards to women, then speak on the real injustices and tragedies that affect women in foreign countries that do not that the opportunity or means to have their voices heard.
Saudi Arabia, women can't drive, no rights and must always be covered.
China and India, infantcide of baby girls.
Afghanistan, unequal education rights.
Democratic Republic of Congo, where rapes are brutal and women are left to die, or HIV infected and left to care for children alone.
Mali, where women can not escape the torture of genital mutilation.
Pakistan, in tribal areas where women are gang raped to pay for men's crime.
Guatemala, the impoverished female underclass of Guatemala faces domestic violence, rape and the second-highest rate of HIV/AIDS after sub-Saharan Africa. An epidemic of gruesome unsolved murders has left hundreds of women dead, some of their bodies left with hate messages.
And that's just a few examples.
So when women get together in AMERICA and whine they don't have equal rights and march in their clean clothes, after eating a hearty breakfast, and it's like a vacation away that they have paid for to get there...
This WOMAN does not support it.


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