For Immediate Release
January 21, 2017

Contact: DNC Press – 202-863-8148

DNC Statement on the Women’s March on Washington

“Democrats are proud to stand with the vast crowds of women and men protesting peacefully at the Women’s March on Washington and in cities across the country and around the world today. This event has been a breathtaking demonstration of a profound and immutable fact – that there will always be more that unites us than divides us.

“We saw it in the vote count. We see it in the polls. But from yesterday to today we saw it with our own eyes in our own streets: more Americans standing with hope than with fear, with love than with hatred.”

“After the inauguration of the least popular president in modern history – a man who has openly said awful things about women – today’s brilliant show of love, mutual respect and staunch resolve to fight together for a brighter tomorrow has given our nation new hope. We will not turn back the clock on women’s health, women’s rights or civil rights. And we will continue marching forward, arm in arm, to ensure that the young girls of this nation will have the same opportunities as their brothers.

“Let there be no doubt: our nation has lurched off course. But today we saw the movement that will chart a course back to our shared American destiny.”