Hispanic Women among the millions participating in the Women’s March

 

Millions of women across the nation and the world participated in the Women’s March on Saturday, January 21, 2017 to protest against President Donald Trump the day after his inauguration.

Hispanic women took to the streets of Miami, New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, San Antonio and many other major cities to join other women who wanted to send a strong message to the newly elected President. On Facebook, many of these women were proclaiming that Trump was not their president and they refused to accept this fact.

This movement began after Trump was surprisingly elected President. It was mostly due to his previous harsh comments about minorities and women, and fear spread among these groups who felt the sacrifices they had taken to be respected was now being threatened with Trump as President.

As far as Hispanic women, their main reasons for marching was to see better benefits for the Latino community, which includes health care, better pay for Latinos, issues concerning domestic and sexual violence towards Hispanic women, and more opportunities for Hispanics overall.

Hispanic celebrities present at the march included actress America Ferrera and Gina Rodriguez who joined Ashley Judd, Scarlett Johansson, Madonna, Emma Watson, Mylie Cyrus, and many other women as well as male celebrities like actor Lin-Manuel Miranda and singer John Legend.

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