Friday, January 20, 2017, DONALD JOHN TRUMP was inaugurated into office as the 45th PRESIDENT Of The UNITED STATES Of AMERICA!!!
The very next day, Saturday, January 21, millions of women around the world organized and participated in what would become a global movement - WOMEN'S MARCH 2017.
Saturday, January 20, 2018, marked the one-year anniversary of the DONALD TRUMP Presidential Administration, and; WOMEN'S MARCHES were again held around the world in solidarity of both protest and celebration.
One of the lasting results from last year's marches was that in November 2017, record numbers of women who had their boots on the ground in January, had their names on the ballot in November.
Now, more than ever before; women are running for office!!!
Here in The ATL, former AtTLANTA City Councilwoman KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS was elected 60th MAYOR Of ATLANTA. and; only the second woman to be elected to that office. This was an election where both candidates for the run-off election were women.
Likewise, as Yours Truly CCG's hometown of NEW ORLEANS celebrates its TRICENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY; former City Councilwoman LATOYA CANTRELL was the first woman, and; first BLACK WOMAN elected MAYOR Of NEW ORLEANS.
TIME Journalist CHARLOTTE ALTER breaks down why A YEAR AG They MARCHED, NOW A RECORD NUMBER Of WOMEN Are RUNNING For OFFICE
Lauren Underwood, a registered nurse who worked as an adviser in the Obama Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services, decided to run for the House of Representatives in Illinois after her Congressman broke a pledge on the health care bill. Underwood, who has a heart condition, then went a step further. She encouraged a high school acquaintance, Anne Stava-Murray, to launch a bid for the Illinois house of representatives. Stava-Murray, a 32-year-old mother of two, had met 45-year-old Val Montgomery at the Women’s March in Naperville, Ill. They started a local Women’s March group together, and ultimately Stava-Murray persuaded Montgomery to run for a neighboring seat in the Illinois house. One woman’s campaign turned into three. "Women have been running Naperville forever, but we haven’t necessarily held elected office. Now we have this idea that we can lead," says Underwood. "It’s like this ripple effect." A year after millions marched in the streets, a record number of women are running for office. Read the full cover story on TIME.com. Photograph by @marzenaabrahamik for TIME
Mai Khanh Tran fled Saigon at age 9, worked through Harvard as a janitor and started her own pediatrics practice. The morning after the 2016 election that swept Donald Trump into office, she dragged herself out of bed and put on her white coat. One of her first patients of the day was a 4-year-old with a brain tumor whose mother, a nail-salon worker, could afford health insurance only because of the Affordable Care Act. "We cried together," Tran recalls. "And it dawned on me that we needed to get beyond the tears and speak up and fight." Now she’s running for Congress to replace Representative Ed Royce, a California Republican who recently announced his retirement. A year after millions marched in the streets, a record number of women are running for office. Read the full cover story on TIME.com. Photograph by @ilonaaszwarc for TIME