FastCompany.com · December 21, 2017
Organizers who spent the last year fighting for women’s rights, racial justice, scientific truth, and grassroots activism are working hard to coalesce the momentum from the first year of the Trump presidency into a permanent movement for change.
Almost overnight, after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States on November 8, 2016, the internet transformed into a hub of action. On the left, desperation abounded, but questions of “How can we push back?” and “How can I get involved?” soon drowned out the despair.
In the short months between the election and Trump’s inauguration, organizers set up the Women’s March, which, when it unfolded on January 22 with approximately 4 million Americans taking to the streets in cities across the country, would prove to be one of the largest demonstrations in U.S history.