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'Women Are Outraged,' Ready to March Again

Date has been set for next Women's March on DC
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2018 7:23 AM CDT
A crowd is seen on the National Mall with the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial in the background during the Women's March on Washington, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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(Newser) – A date has been set for the next Women's March—and organizers say they are expecting a big turnout amid outrage over Brett Kavanaugh and the support he has been receiving despite sexual harassment allegations. "Our email inboxes were full: ‘Women's March, where are you? When are we marching? Tell us when? Tell us where?'" Women's March co-chair Linda Sarsour tells the New York Times. She says the main protests will happen in Washington, DC, on January 19 next year—almost two years to the day after women marched in DC and in cities across the US and worldwide on the first full day of the Trump presidency. Women also marched in many cities in January this year.

"Women are outraged," Sarsour tells CNN. "We will not go back and we will not allow our rights to be taken 40 years back," she says. "And this is what this lifetime appointment of Brett Kavanaugh does. This is serious. This is a generational fight and the Republicans want the Supreme Court and we're saying absolutely not, not on our watch." Sarsour says that in the weeks to come, organizers will set out the public policies that the protest will demand. She tells the Times that while the movement has suffered setbacks in the form of some Trump administration policies, they are only "short-term defeats." "It's only temporary until November and until January and until 2020," she says. (Read more Women's March stories.)

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