After gargantuan crowds of demonstrators turned out across the United States yesterday for the Women's March, the protests continue today on a worldwide scale.
Demonstrations in London, Paris, Sydney and other European and Australian cities followed much larger women’s marches held Saturday across the U.S. to mark the anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, as well as the protests it inspired.
The marches continue in the United States as well, including Las Vegas, Seattle, Miami, and Phoenix. Yesterday's crowds included 600,000 in Los Angeles, 300,000 in Chicago, and nearly a half-million in Washington D.C.
The planned close to this year's events in the United States will be the Las Vegas rally, the opening salvo of an effort to register one million new swing state voters before the next election.
Civil rights advocates, including Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards and NAACP board member Rev. William Barber III, will speak in Las Vegas on Sunday, alongside Nevada's Democratic senator, Catherine Cortez Masto, and other liberal lawmakers and celebrities.
The Nevada effort is the first of what will be a national tour of swing states, including Michigan and Florida.
The organization is also putting an emphasis on outreach to traditionally underrepresented groups, particularly people of color, who have been targeted by voter suppression efforts.