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Series | A Nation Under Trump, Part 10: Women's March inspires women to amplify their political voices post-inauguration.

Participants walk toward the U.S. Capitol during the Women's March on Washington Jan. 21. (CNS/Bob Roller)


  • The Series: As the anniversary of Donald Trump's election as president of the United States approached, the NCR staff wondered if the calls to action that persisted immediately following the election remained as urgent.
  • Part 10: In the last year, women in the U.S. have, en masse, become more politically active.

Dawn Araujo-Hawkins, National Catholic Reporter (NCR) you like reading this article, consider joining the crew of all reader-supported Evergreene Digest by contributing the equivalent of a cafe latte a month--using the donation button above—so we can bring you more just like it.

Nov 6, 2017 | For many women in the United States, Election Day 2016 was a crisis. Almost immediately, women began talking, planning and organizing on Facebook and other social media platforms. It became a movement so widespread that on Jan. 21, the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, millions of women took to the streets for what would become the largest single-day protest in the nation's history: the Women's March.’s%20March.jpgFor example, an estimated 8,000 to 9,000 people marched in Lansing, Michigan — among them, Sr. Audra Turnbull, now a 29-year-old second-year novice with the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Monroe, Michigan. Turnbull describes the march as "electric" and says it gave her a focus for her post-election shock.

Dawn Araujo-Hawkins <> is a Global Sisters Report staff writer.

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Previously in this Series:

Part 9: How do we create a high-value health care system?

Part 8: Trump's environmental rollbacks lack 'moral compass'.

Part 7: Trump threatens norms that make the Constitution work

Part 6: In foreign relations, Trump shifts rhetoric but policy largely unchanged.

Part 5 - What have the Democrats learned since Trump's election?

Part 4 - Poverty issues gain traction in first year of Trump presidency

Part 3 - Trump has put anti-immigrant campaign promises into action <

Part 2 - The Trump presidency and Europe's dilemma, <

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