Two years ago this weekend, the day after You Know Who became you know what, millions of people marched in cities across the country. It was the starting point, or at least the most prominent moment, of what is called the Women’s March movement to advocate women’s rights, workers’ rights, immigration reform, and several other important issues, not to mention respect of others and anger toward You Know Who and his right-of-center cronies. Here in Madison on that day, an estimated 75,000 to 100,000 participants marched up State Street and assembled at the Capitol Square.
Yesterday (January 19), not only in Washington but across the country, the anniversary of that march was commemorated by another round of marches and rallies. Yes, a march and rally was held here in Madison as well. No, unfortunately, it wasn’t as big as the one that occurred two years ago; the estimated number attending at the State Capitol was reported at 700. Perhaps it the snow and cold that kept some people away (Madison had received 4.5 inches of snow in the overnight hours), but 700 is still a pretty decent number all things considered.