(PRESS RELEASE)— Today marks the one-year anniversary of the historic Women’s March, a protest organized by women in response to the inauguration of a president openly hostile to women’s rights and ability to make decisions about their lives, health and future. With nearly every major city hosting a rally, the event went on to become the largest single-day demonstration in U.S history.
Said Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, of the anniversary:
“Mothers and daughters, friends, colleagues, people of all ages and walks of life, united together one year ago behind a single clarion call: we will resist any attempt to turn back the clock and take away our hard-won rights.
“Women did not forfeit those rights in 2017 and they certainly won’t in 2018. The momentum that has been building over the past year in support of women is a powerful reminder that when we band together, we can knock down barriers and achieve justice.”
Last year, the Center for Reproductive Rights joined over 150 organizations on January 21, 2017 at the historic Women’s March in Washington, D.C. The first anniversary is particularly significant this year, as it falls two days before the 45th anniversary Roe v. Wade – the landmark Supreme Court decision that guaranteed a woman’s constitutional right to safe and legal abortion. The Center will join women in New York City this Saturday to mark this milestone and support equality, access to full health care, and the rights of women and girls.