"Thousands of women came together this weekend in cities across the United States to rally for women's rights and mobilize for the 2018 midterm elections.
Women of all stripes and their allies stood side by side, supporting and inspiring one another, elevating each other's voices and committing themselves to take political action.
For some, it was their first Women's March. Others attended last year's inaugural event. They carried signs, chanted slogans, sang songs and demanded change.
Here's why some felt compelled to march:
'I did not march last year,' said Kari Whaley, 30, who brought her 8-year-old son with her to march in Orlando, Florida. 'I'm marching this year to empower women to go to the polls in this midterm election.'
'I march because I am disturbed by how women, especially women of color, LGBTQ+ and disabled women, are being treated in this country,' said Olivia Bartholomew, 18, who is marching in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania."
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