tv Womens March CSPAN January 19, 2019 12:13pm-4:07pm EST
you there? >> 14 years as counsel. >> i was staff counsel for the last six years. >> you were the main guy running the committee. we leave this programming tips to take you to the women's march. the first was held in 27 chain. thisding to the organizers marks two years of resistance to the trump presidency. a little over two hours. i come from and indigenous and like my sister , it's time to read may
create. time to take this white male -- at his time to re-claimed the tradition of turn this all white male dominated perspective in history and turn it upside down. yea. >> we need to do this for our children. thank you. today is valerie's birthday .ecause seven generations ago all our relations march on.
we are so excited because 1000 women traveled to washington dc to share their voice. our sisters at the women's march hurt us. and others heard our voice. us in so manyfor ways in the past two years. sharedowed up, they their platform with our communities to raise up indigenous issues. the community that i come from our issues, our poverty, our media. missed out in the
martin -- they were being chased by dogs and chapa police. -- we are not going to clap or shout, but guess what? dr. king preached his but off when all the resistors cheered him on anyway. says we do not believe the same things of god and some of us don't believe in god at all we don't have the same strategies. our common enemy is --.
out!semitism, let it trans phobia -- >> let it out! >> homophobia -- >> let it out! >> racism -- >> let it out! able is him -- ableism. >> let it out! >> a lot of people out there, in the media, are trying to divide us. what brings us together are not the fact we are all the same. what just together are our differences. [applause] [cheers] arey, and every day, we letting go. of the narrow minds and spaces that say we can only be with
people that agree with us. you can be with every individual because of what rings us together and because of our differences. >> good afternoon, everybody. [speaking foreign language] i greet you all with the greetings of peace and blessings. i am a proud sudanese muslim american. a local community organizer and activist. beautifult to five black muslim girls. am so inspired by the beautiful faces that look at
me. the faces of my sisters and brothers, the faces of my family . inhumanity uplifting each other today. when we uplift one of us, we uplift all of us. when we save one of us, we save all of us. god mohammed said when you kill one innocent man, it is as if you have killed all of humanity. and when you save one life, it is as if you saved all of humanity. my message today is for all of us to save one another. to stand with one another. in times of hardship, adversity, trials. to look at one another and humanize each other. i stand before you, speaking on behalf of the american muslim immunity. but i also speak to you on behalf of my story.
one time when i was in college organizing, someone looked at me at the end of the day and decided to take my life. he almost ran me over with his car. and he said "this isn't iraq, bitch." turned ons what has my activism. so the muslim community is here today marching for equality and freedom. -- marching for the safety of our muslim children being bullied in school. we are here today marching for the end of injustices across the world. heart of our nation, washington, d.c., the glue to all of our borders and where our families come from, we are here marching alongside all those protesting oppressive governments locally and globally. like my homets,
country of sudan, they know there is a protest happening, because the president has rei gned power over 30 years. peaceful protesters are walking down the street and being shot at. so i urge you to go home and see what is going on globally. there is a threat to justice everywhere. we are marching against unjust policies. as muslim woman and are visible today because we believe our faith motivates our activism. is evil andwhat enjoys what is good. our faith tells us when we encounter an injustice to change it with our actions. if we cannot change it with their actions then change it with our voice. speak even if your voice quivers. withf you cannot change it
your voice, then you hate it with your heart. i stand before you to tell you our faith as muslims is not what you hear in the media. our faith speaks of surrender and peace. islam is a faith of peace and justice. islam preaches if you have saved one human being, you have saved all of humanity. we cannot allow politicians and policies turn us against each other. mongering tor divide us. this is what undermines our principles of justice, freedom, and liberty. i want to share one verse from the koran. indeed, we mankind, have created you from man and female and made you peoples and tribes, so you may know one another. the most noble of you in the
sight of allah is the most righteous of you. acquainted.wing and this is what i believe america to be. thank you. [applause] [cheers] >> peace, my brothers and sisters. i am the executive prime minister of the house of the lord churches. it is our pleasure to be here to stand in solidarity with you in this pivotal moment. our country's founding documents declare we hold these truths to be self-evident. that all men are created equal. all men are created equal.
for more than 200 years, some of us for more than 400 years, we have worked, fought, scrapped, climbed to make that declaration include all of us. and now we have fought through reconstruction, through the civil rights movement, through the suffrage movement, through the farmworkers movement, through stonewall to this moment , where we stand and declare that we are equal and we are here to secure all of our inalienable rights. some people ask the question "aren't you happy yet?" don't you know that women are the biggest voting bloc in the nation, aren't you satisfied? that theresatisfied
are record number of women in congress? aren't you satisfied? aren't you ready to stop? we say no, we are just getting started. [cheers] and they say it is time for you to stop. but we say we cannot stop. we cannot stop. we will not stop. until every child is reunited with their parents at the border. we cannot stop. we cannot stop. we will not stop until every child has a free, full access to education. we cannot stop. we will not stop. until everyone has full, free, fair access to health care. we cannot stop. we cannot stop. we will not stop. until every black mother's child, latino mother's child,
asian mother's child is able to walk the streets free, fair, and safely, without fear. without fear of their lives being taken by the people paid to protect us. we cannot stop will not stop. until every black woman, white woman, trans woman, latina woman asian woman, native until we have the same rights as brothers, we cannot stop. let's ride the wave! [cheers] [applause] >> hello.
for the steering committee and the former first district -- are you ready for the wave? where are america's people today? we are right here. and i want to stop and think the leaders of the women's march and all of the people part of the women's march all over america. we, as black women -- you see this t-shirt. we know what happened in 2016. , we said we are going to push down the street and take over congress. and in 2020, we are going to take over what? the white house! [cheers] women have to stick together. either we stand together or fall
apart. for like the great freedom fighter harriet tubman said, when you hear the do coming, keep moving. when they are calling your name and trying to hang you up, keep moving. keep moving. keep fighting. >> keep moving. [cheers] >> we won't stop! we won't stop! we won't stop! we won't stop! we won't stop! we won't stop! we won't stop! we won't stop!
that america deliver on her promise. [cheers] the ncnw is focused on minimallyg what is the double jeopardy that black women suffer from, racism and sexism. but we also call for the end of "isms" that keep us, our families, and our communities from thriving. theust ripen the time for of of any and all systems inequality. [cheers] dr., again, the words of she saidrene height --
there are no persons who are not entitled to their civil rights. as shet on to say this, termsed where we are in of guaranteeing those civil ,ights to all americans including us womenfolk. she said this -- we have to recognize that we have a mighty long way to go. togetherve to go there . my sisters, my brothers, my siblings, my relations, all, , only a matter of another day or so before we and the
world remember the life and work of dr. martin luther king jr. us why wexplain to can only go there together. an said we are caught up in escapablele -- in network. ustever affects one of directly affects all of us. women it is that we black in ncnw are committed to the kind of civic engagement that will substantially improve the lives of all of us. withe stand in solidarity
our sisters of all hues, with our sisters of all backgrounds, with our sisters of all conditions. with indigenous women. women.d with poor we stand with immigrant women. when we can, we stand with disabled women. jewish women, muslim women, latina women, asian and pacific islander women. we of ncnw stand with lesbian, bisexual, and trans women. we stand with old and young women. we stand with white women. of 4 million black women
jewish women of color, marching. >> giving thanks to the multi- forevose mercies endure er. the prophet said we are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. we are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. in this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. this is no time for apathy or complacency. this is the time for vigorous and positive action, the prophet said, dr. king. women's member of the march steering committee, i am feeling both humbled and super proud to be standing here with you, with my sister april, with all of our sisters and jewish
women of color who have stepped up and out to lift up a new jewish reality. we are here for ourselves, for our families. we are here for our communities. we are here for our country. and we are here for the world. on this time, most saturday afternoons, i would be at a table with my husband and children enjoying our sabbath meal. we will be taking comfort in our traditional observance of the sabbath. yet here today, i am standing with you ono a wave at the edge in saving our, and others', lives. we are here at the women's march, standing with you, against the longest government shut down in history.
we are standing here with you in all folks whose labor and lives have been devalued by a government whose policies devalue humanity. we are affirming that human rights are women's rights, and that women's rights are human rights. platformanding on this honoring the fact that the women's march policy platform is fighting for changes in our government that will mitigate suffering for all of us. to positively shape our future. we are standing with women involved in the criminal injustice system. we are standing with refugees and immigrants, due to wars. we are standing with women from the caribbean. with women from africa. with those subjugated by xena phobic laws and economic exploitation. we are standing with indigenous women. we are lifting up #mmiw.
our need for environmental justice, gender justice, our need to stand tall and clear as women of color and as jews. i am here as the circle leader of a brilliant wave of jewish women of color and jewish women, to issue an invitation to all women to stand in solidarity with us. to help us to be fully seen. that the pain of anti-semitism is real. and it cannot be condoned, beivocated, or excused but dealt with face-to-face, heart to heart, eyeball to eyeball as family. jewish women of color are here to do this work together and do it in the context of liberation.
that the fight for justice means being intersectional. it means there is no other movement for us to be part of. we are doing this work because we love our people -- all of them. begins with a phrase. and it was evening, and it was morning, one day. and the reason we say that is when it is evening and when it is morning, you look up at the sky, and it looks the same. you do not know if it is getting dark or you do not know if it is getting light. know, but it is in that womenn that we, as jewish of color, will jump in. we will jump into the unknown and call for a new reality that calls for liberation.
>> shabbat shalom and good afternoon, my beautiful people. alongside 75 other inspired jewish women of color and a whole contingent of others here today. what a joy it is to be here today and an honor to be here -- a member of the new steering committee for the women's march. my name is april baskin. as a proud multiracial jewish women of color, with black, indigenous native american heritage, i come to
this work honestly. i carry many communities with me today, and every day, with my life and work. i stand on the shoulders of sisters and my dear mentors, and many others on this stage and around the country. i come mostly with a message of hope and joy, but i also want to acknowledge that for many of us the past year has been filled with pain, and exhaustion. i am speaking to everyone. for him this march matters. for the people who couldn't be here for medical reasons and who were afraid for some reason and or thetch the livestream feedback later on youtube. this march is for you. just in case you are questioning, give yourself the time to heal. but we are here, ready to walk alongside you on this pass.
so please join us. so many of us, especially women and allies in communities targeted by oppression are deeply homesick for a place we have never been to yet, never experienced. for a world that has not yet come into being. that world is ours for us to create and claim. it is not only ok but necessary to demand more than just breathing a little and calling it life. we is the time to make sure transmute our collective longing and yearning into sustained action in the months and years ahead. but when we are scared, as many of us ours, how can we do that? my invitation is to rekindle a sense of hope. remember that?
we got a lot of hope before y'all. we can do it again. i believe our actions and leadership are most powerful when we are truly able to envision a positive future. experience the joys of justice. i am going to get a little personal. one of my go twos for rekindling hope is engaging in the sacred feminine practice of ritual and song. share this day, i want to a few lines of a song i learned in jewish summer camp by legendary musician debby friedman. it,those of you who know feel free to sing along. ♪
and the old shall dream dreams and the youth shall see visions and our hope shall rise up to the sky we must live for today we must build for tomorrow give us time give us strength give us life ♪ our ancestors on our songs and feminist traditions. i share these beautiful uplifting lyrics with everyone. it is important we bring our full self joyously to this work. prepared to walk alongside you. all of us, everyone here, every single person here, all the white people here, all the black olor, all of us, we
women. today, tribes women get to be visible to the whole world. [cheers] andet to raise our voice proudly say that transwomen are women, period. [cheers] nobody, not the government, not individuals, companies, or institutions get are asate who we individuals, as a community, and as a movement. we will define ourselves. [cheers] toant to take a moment acknowledge our ancestors. transwomen have lead and been part of many movements over history, but our contributions and the value we bring have been erased from this movement. we are here reclaiming our
space, not only today but for many years and many moments -- movements to come. we are here. we have been here. and we will continue to be here. [cheers] our lives are not disposable. no one can claim to fight for social justice when they exclude, degrade, or criminalize the continued tradition of violence we experience, particularly transwomen of co lor. it is not enough to come to a march and say that you stand in solidarity with us when you turn around and make jokes to your friend, when you center. or what you said about me simply because i am a woman with a
peanut. nis. i am a woman and i belong here. [applause] it is not just for white women, it is not just for the middle class or the able-bodied. us i think thef women's march for honoring that, and i ask all of you to stay with us as we stay with you to fight for us as we fight for you. to recognize us as we recognize you. ,e will now be intersectional hold on, our feminist
. arrive at our sexuality and giving up our privileges. our identity that cannot be quantified or generalized. our life experiences never be exactly the same, but we are fighting a common enemy, misogyny, white supremacy, this comes all of from the same ideology. , but together we can .e so much better
i'm asking you to look at your heart of what we stand for. i believe if you are here in this space and you march with us you stand with trans women to because we are women. me,nt to hear you say with trans woman are women. women.omen are [applause] i am a proud trans woman and i am a woman. good evening. i am a woman.
believe in freedom must never rest. to remind usords that it is good when the sisters and a few good men get together. us, notis important for just in the women's march of 2019, that this share we bring .n agenda with us it is one thing to protest, and we need protest to remind the people with special titles that the every day people of this country will not have our voices suppressed or depressed. we stand out. -- up. not just to protest the white house or the halls of
unionss, but state of the matters but state of the street matters more. [applause] happening in the state of the streets right now at this we have almost one million of our sisters and brothers who are not receiving their paychecks go somebody decided to have a temper tantrum. the state of the streets says that to understand that folks need to eat every day, pay their mortgage, get their medicine, and a live every day. submit to the folks who are blessed enough to walk halls of congress because we gave them the power to our votes that they
all need to be in the room and never come out until the government we opens. [applause] street says the that it is immoral and unconscionable head of the united states of america that anyone would suffer by not having clean water, clean food, and clean air. flint, michigan. hello, toledo, ohio. hello, ames, iowa. importantlyyou most , we need more of the feminist spirit in this thing, and everybody that looks like us ule like us, but we need more of the feminine spirit. the feminine spirit stands up
for humanity in a badass way. can i get an amen? we are not going to play around with this. things are hard. folks are suffering, but i believe in a transcendence that is greater than any one man. i believe in a transcendence that's bigger than anyone movement. and if you don't believe me, i want you to think about the thisry of revolution in country and this is what this is about, revolution, baby. [applause] our not going to build on the old, we are going to build on the new. this is about revolution. , as we wrap our minds around the fact that there are far too many people with
titles who don't give a dam about the people. if we wrap our minds around the fact that titles are good. they get your phone calls returned and get you in the room. titles are good but purpose is better. more purpose german people. that is why the citizen leaders of this nation, women, and a few good men like you who are here today, we are the voice of consciousness. , wean't just talk about it have to be about it. that is 365 days a week aired that is how we are rolling. i forgot to introduce myself.
i am from the great state of ohio and i am the president of our revolution. from cryingwords s.ma' familiesou word from who are suffering every day to make ends meet. i bring you word that feminine spirit is what is needed for humanity and that spirit is about truth. that spirit is about justice. -- we must protest. agendaen's march has an in 2019 of justice for all. [applause]
words as somebody who understands what it means to suffer. i bring you words that i wasn't born with a fancy title. i bring you words that those of us who can relate to the everyday struggle of the everyday people of this nation must unite regardless of our ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or no religion, we stand together. brownr you are black or or white or yellow or red or in between, we are together. that this is ad race about perseverance. the is not to quote
christian bible, but to he or she to the end. this is an endurance race. the fight for justice is about endurance. tois our time at this moment do what we can, where we are, for what we have right now. you my final words roes."ne of my "she powerarks understood the of one. she channel then entire movement in montgomery to boycott a bus system that discriminated
against chocolate folks. i bring you the power of one. not onlyr stood up to people of her time but a system that was rotten to the court that would not allow black folks to register to vote in the south , the power of one. i bring you words about modern day more year women by the name of bree newsom, who did what no politician would do when she climbed that pull to pull down the bigotry, hate, of one. the power of one. to my sisters, for just what you to know that when we move the whole world shakes.
when fierce women move, the whole world shakes. mission is so high we can't get over it. mission is so low we can't get under it. our mission is so wide we can't get around it, the power of one. as i wrap this up as a preacher and a politician, in the church tradition, i bring you words , andsister harriet tubman a want you to wrap your mind around this because this is deep. i want my sisters out there, no matter what you identify culturally or ethnically or sexually, i want you to understand that i am an angry woman.
[applause] we are taking applications. you can be an angry black woman. hell, are not mad as about a system that suffocates the life out of everyday people. if you are not mad that it is anded socially economically. if you're not mad as hell that some folks in this country will sleep at night with no food, no gas, no clean water. if you are not that as hell, that the teachers in l.a. have , that you are not mad as hell about in been something is wrong with you.
i am an angry black woman. so i bring my final words, sisters. more --e we leave this place more energized to do the work. it is good we have come together, what are we going to do for the causes of justice in our community when we leave here? that is what the women's march is all about. we have an agenda. we must plan our work and work our plan. in the words of sister harriet tubman, who sacrificed .verything that she had she could have just been very comfortable about her own freedom, but she was convict did in her heart. she heard the call of god to go relatives andher
.ther folks' relatives what are you going to do to save someone else? she went back time and time again to save folks and never lost one passenger. what are you going to do for the cause? not only was she the ultimate conductor of the underground for the, she was a spy union army. in a way that only a black woman could spy. freedom, for justice, what are we going to do for the cause? is asking you in this time to lay down your life, but we have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. [applause]
that's what the women's march is all about. i want you to take sister harriet tubman's words with you, and she said these words, if you hear the dogs barking, keep going. torches in the woods, keep going. after you, shouting don't ever stop, keep going. if you want a taste of freedom, keep going. in the 21st century, women's march, if you want health care for all, we will. if you want a system that believes that women should have the whole thing we will. if you believe that black women should have their voices without being torn down and tossed about, we will.
and if you believe that inequality and injustice really is for everyone and not just somebody, we will. if you believe that we must change a system of injustice in this country, we must. if you believe that every child regardless of their parents' zip code deserves a quality education, we must. if you believe in freedom and justice in our time, you must. >> we will. god bless you. [applause] >> good afternoon.
here tos ago, we stood women havet that rights but women of color must be centered in an inclusive feminist movement for us to make any change at all. i bring my children on stage with me today to remind us that there has been a lot of growth over the last two years. this one was just two months old and look what we've done. in two years, we have sat and resisted and entered a national conversation here that never happened before. betweenbroken down
those who do not have the same values and we have started to raise a conversation that i'm sure will last for some time. but the work is not over. i am here to tell you that especially after this years of i have never been more proud to bring my family with me on this journey. i have never been more proud to be led by women of color. [applause] what we have to do over the next few years, and this is very important. the women's weight is rising. the first women's
march, this is just the beginning. it is truly just the beginning because two months ago we voted women'sost diverse congress in history. [applause] i mean literally every single one of us in this audience and around the world. --are not just washing marching here in washington, d.c., we have marchers across the nation today. i know those people who would us putch like to see asunder, you have to think about the little ones. you have to think about the daughters who will come after her granddaughters. we have to think about what type
of world who want to have for them and we have to recommit today to struggling together to learn from another and listening to the history and not from the people who did the oppression but from the people who were oppressed. [applause] that is our true history. we are standing on indigenous and i stand in solidarity with indigenous people and recognize their claim to this land. until we acknowledge the genocide of our people, the slavery of africans and until we acknowledge the way that oppression still continues today. when we learn our real history, that is the point when we can be a part of the solution, no
matter what the color of our skin. i have a special message today to my white sisters. i want you to know that i am right here with you learning these time -- thanks for the first time. i have only been doing this work , like many of you out there, for two years and not 20. committed to continue to doing that learning and uplifting their voices. will you join me? [applause] i am going to hold you to that. with that, i am so very proud to andika mallory
carmen perez. they are my leaders in the leaders we are looking for. [speaking in spanish] good afternoon family. my name is carmen perez jordan. i'm with original cochairs of the women's march and i welcome the women's wave. i stood on thes stage and made promises to women to help build a movement that was bound in the liberation of daypeople, i shared on that how dr. king spoke of the power of being maladjusted to an unjust society. i vowed that we would not adjust to hatred and bigotry, we would resist islamophobia, xenophobia,
racism,premacy, sexism, misogyny, and able-ism. we will be brave and intentional and apologetic in the intersections of our identities and collectively we would stand amongst the most marginalized because they are us. those were just words to me. i have worked in the prisons for 20 years, and i believe in the inherent power and beauty of restorative justice, the idea that human beings are in perfect . we make mistakes, but we do not throw away people. year, my sisters in women's march and i have accusations that have hurt my anti-semitismof
and neglecting our lgbtqi a family. inant to be unequivocal affirming that women's march and i and my sisters condemn and-semitism and homophobia trans-phobia in all forms. [applause] carmen: there is no excuse or defense of bigotry. there is no excuse for hate. growf this movement is to and prosper, there must be in times of conflict and opportunity for truth and .econciliation are you committed to that? yes, and i am with you at sisters and brothers because i am committed to both. i vowed to anyone, you are
welcome here. women, therewish is a place at the table for you. i found that we will work together and harder to fight against able-ism in all forms of discrimination. here as a mexican-american woman with indigenous roots in all my different identities, proud of the work we've accomplished together in the women's march. you all showed up. we elected hundreds of women and together we will win. [applause] committedstand more to dedicating my life to building a 11 community -- to
building a community that dr. king dropped off. the next step in this evolution of our revolution is the women's agenda. it will give clear marching order to every grassroots activists in this nation and establish a solid platform on which truly progressive candidates could run and win in 2020. action inr print for 2019 and beyond. i want to leave you with this. i love this country just as much as i love anyone. i love the sunsets in california, the rolling hills, the ungodly buildings of new york, and the country roads of west virginia. but most of all, i love my
people. i love the people that are the fabric that make up this great tapestry that is america. storiese 310 million black canvass once bu and the stories that came before them. it is in the people where we find our shared values, not politics. it is in each other where we find hope. remember you all to that the person who doesn't look like you or vote like you is of arguably the greatest experiment in history. the only way we leave this place better for our children is to respect one another. treat your neighbor as you would want to be treated. listen to each other and find a
way to work together on making this country what we all dream that it could be. thank you. [applause] >> there are many who want to define women and rewrite our it is important that we define ourselves for ourselves. i was born in harlem in new york city in the 1980's, when the crack epidemic tour through our community and destroyed our families. this epidemic was a man-made crisis designed to finish off my community. my mother and father steered our
family the best they could, utilizing the black freedom movement as our only choice of survival. , i have watched friends gunned down. to my eyes, i have watched families go hungry. through my eyes, i have watched men live on vacations behind bars. very few people who don't look like me and even some who do look like me were there. because ihis movement believe that for the first time there israel possibility to protect young -- there is real youngility to protect girls and those who are living with my circumstances not in 1980, but in 2019. asked,, a question was
eight i a woman? ain't i a woman? today we ask in your question, i asked this question is the black woman who mourns the loss of a 7-year old killed in a gunfight that had nothing to do with her. ask this question as a black woman who feels the pain of judge glenda hatchett's daughter-in-law who bled to death after a c-section because all records indicate that women with the best health insurance still cannot get the proper care in this country. question because a 7-year old died at the border from dehydration.
behalf this question on of trans women who are the most targeted and the least protected in our society. i have to imagine that kimberly crenshaw when she conceived the term of intersectionality was thinking about the stories i have just told. to all of my sisters, i see you. to my muslim sisters, i see you. to my latina sisters, icu. see you.an sisters, i to my disabled sisters, i see you. and for my jewish sisters, do not let anyone tell you who i am. i see all of you. [applause]
carmen: i see you and i feel your pain. whether you're a doctor or a sex worker or one of the furloughed workers that had not suit their paychecks, icu. see you. 2:00 sisters, i feel you deep down in my soul. i know a lot of you heard a battle cry. you didn't know if i was ok so you came and you called and you texted and tweeted. and make sureu you know who i am, no matter what they say, no matter what they write, i will not bend. i will not bow. i will not break. years.in for over 20 and no media outlet or anyone else will tell you, i'm telling
you that i love all people. no one will define who i am. only i can do that. [applause] carmen: let me say this last thing, they asked me how are you going to handle the situation. i came to the women's march and brought people with me who were not coming before i made the call. i tell you this, i came to do a job with my sisters, and we will complete the job. no one will be discarded from this movement. we will stand together we will love one another. we will protect one another. we have nothing to lose. plus you. go in peace -- god bless you. go in peace. [applause]
>> lord, have mercy. give it up one more time for tamika mallory. visit with my sisters and sarsour hereda with you. nothing has really changed in two years. i still stand before you unapologetically muslim american , unapologetically andstinian-american unapologetically from brooklyn, new york. we are in a very serious situation.
when we are in serious situations, i remember the words of great people. careful, thet newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing. brother, of our dear x.t clem malcolm there are no perfect leaders. we are all flawed human beings. we should not be throwing stones from glass houses. said i want to be remembered as someone who was sincere, even if i made mistakes, they were made in sincerity. if i was wrong, i was wrong in sincerity. i can deal with a person who is
wrong as long as they worsen seer. as longand brothers -- as they were sincere. sisters and brothers we come here because we have to be here. our communities are under attack by this administration. media can talk about whatever controversy they want, but the real controversy is in the white house. [applause] linda: what is controversial is a president and administration that cages children. they throw tear gas and human beings at the border. a president who wants to take .hat right for lgbtq people what is controversial is are for the saudir
led war in yemen. --troversially is controversy is collusion with russia. if you want to talk about controversy, let's start talking about the real controversy. in 2017, we marched in the largest single day demonstration .n american history the demonstration that was led by women of color. in 2017 that you we were going to win back the house in 2018. that only did we win back the house, we put over 110 women in congress. [applause] linda: if that wasn't enough for us, we didn't just put any women in there, we made history. there are two native american women [applause]
linda: the first two latinos from texas. [applause] linda: the first document from massachusetts. [applause] linda: first black woman in congress. the youngest woman in congress. [applause] linda: two muslim one in congress. and my favorite of them all, the first palestinian-american woman in congress. we march and we win back the house. now we have work to do. we just unveiled a historic document. 40 years from now you will get to say you were alive when we unveiled a truly bold intersectional feminist agenda. payagenda is not just about
inequality because it is not just enough for us to get equal pay. our agenda is not just about reproductive rights because we are more than that. allhing from medicare for to ending the war in yemen to standing up for free speech in -- and our constitutional right to protest. agenda was written by over 60 women and directly impacted women across the country. the legacy organizations of the aclu and plan parenthood to indigenous activists who work on environmental justice and reproductive rights. pain ofnda has the broken and hurt people. it is our policy for a solution.
i would say all this to you, we don't sit to critics without credentials. he credentials are in this movement and the front lines. when you listen to the critics, ask yourself this question -- show me another woman led large and ife asian like us there -- mobilization like us, and if there is another one, we need to organize. but it doesn't exist because it is here in freedom plaza. [applause] linda: i will leave you with this quote, what moves me in the work that i do find aboriginal woman. hereaid, if you have come to help me, you are wasting your time.
but if you come here because you isieve that your liberation wound up with mine, then let us work together. [applause] i want you to take five seconds to look at the spaces inause we're going to stay the streets and we will be on the front lines and continue to defend our rights and the rights of the community that we come from. and this president said that he has an announcement to make today at 3:00. just to be clear, and we want to declare it from the states today, he wants to negotiate with us and the american people and with congress.
i want to tell members of congress to listen to me very carefully. you will not negotiate on the backs of immigrants and the backs of people of color. there are no walls. we don't care what you got to offer because our answer to a wall in this country is absolutely not. no questions asked. the people united will never be defeated. the people united will never be defeated. the people united will never be defeated. [applause]
everybody. i greet you today with a good heart and a handshake. we are indigenous people, make some noise. [cheering] where are my young people at? girl, i grew up back ofthat i was the my people. i am the leader by a right, a god-given right that i was born a woman. i was also born indigenous, which meant i was inherently a leader. all of us are indigenous to some place. because if you look far enough,
every civil one of us has ancestors and people who knew how to live in harmony with the land and water and animals. that is what it means to be indigenous. back,ime to take that that part of ourselves that has been taken. it is time to regain that. marchesns by coming to that this and showing our abouts and speaking up injustices so that one day our daughters don't have to put up with this. [applause] i grew up with my grandmother, aunt, and mothers telling me one ceremony was and telling me my moon was a ceremony. me being a woman is a ceremony. the way i walk and talk is sacred, and it is true for all of us in the crowd today.
thank you so much for listening to me today. [applause] thing.one more to all indigenous sisters and to all of the families who came from the reservations, i want to say thank you to you for coming out and i am so sorry because i know some of you are missing your daughters, family members, and to any young girl who is missing right now, we want you home, we miss you, and it's time to make a change. bring our sisters home. directly to you today from a camp. we are fighting the largest and most fully funded by north america. shift fossil fuels
to our sacred territories. when these projects happen, they happen somewhere else that you don't see. they happen to us. look at our faces. these are the original peoples of this land telling you this is not going to work. we cannot continue to live in the way that we do. we must be sustainable and in harmony if the earth. there is nothing more important to us than the earth. water is life. water is life. >> when you're in these moments, look at your grandchildren's faces you can you look upon them and say i did everything i could to give you a better world?
i tried the hardest to give you a better world. i fought for the water for millions of people. we are fighting for all of use. we are losing our women and children. they come in to build and take. they rape the earth and they were in our bodies. remember we are -- they rape our bodies. remember we are united and strong and we cannot be the fetid -- be defeated. united and strong and we cannot be defeated. >> one of the songs for the white buffalo who gave a sacred pipe, ♪
our country is waiting to be reborn. whoe are the words of women have been fighting and thinking about how to build a democracy that works for all of us. , i drovew months ago and saw thousands of people against brett kavanaugh to the supreme court. i wanted to present the door of facesvator closing in our in the face of the power of women. i saw myself face to face with a who has been given so much power in a society to decide the future and decide destiny. sister tong with my
ragen to our story and our and confront the reality of the culture in this country that enables such violence to exist. what i learned in that moment in the elevator, what i learned is something that we need to remind each other every single day, which is that courage is contagious. when we do something that is hard for us and scary for us, we we do something that is hard for for us, we cary
invite others to find power we do them, and when that, we're reminded that we are of our own erts experience and that our voices necessary to build the where we can all be free. say thank you to the millions of people who two years marched across the country and set the tone for how we invite for the people we love, how we would fight for the dear, and how we would fight to make sure that does not take sm root. hatred does not take root. the capitalist who are trying to
our democracy do not succeed. the other thing i've learned in last few months is democracy does not exist without us. to breathe life into it. i'm thinking not about just the occasion of the two years of the the occasion but of dr. martin luther king, what his 90th been birthday. remember that we have to guide our every day with a we have.t countryme, i dream of a the peaceman can have of knowing that her work has value. knowing that her children are and from the ce
border patrol. knowing that her health is sacred, and that the country is her when she ort needs to go to the doctor. she does not t have to choose between putting making the table and her child is safe. i imagine i dream of a country sit down woman can and read a book to her daughter will see ughter herself in that book. her aughter will see history in that book. er daughter will know that her ancestors survived. holocaust.ved the they survived japanese internment camps. incarceration. they survived deportation.
survived slavery. survived transwhite nationalism. [cheers] that future and i know that country is possible today. we're here that country exists because there are millions of people who are willing to fight of our the country dreams. and i also know it's possible years for the last two we've been tested. done shown up and we've that again and again. the u remember, at trump ng of the administration, they tried five times to take away our healthcare, and five times eople in wheelchairs showed up and blocked the hallways.
who are dying le showed up and made them listen stories. five times women showed up and our ded them that we own bodies and not them. times we saved our healthcare. and so now, when i think about dreams, i y of my country is t this possible because when we fight we win. win.we fight we when we tell our stories, when joinin in protest, when we in community, when we march, and block the n hallways of congress, we win. i'm ready to win. i'm ready to win so much, and to start by demanding that every single person in this country have the right to go to the doctor.
healthcare. i want medicare for all. that's really for all. that does not leave anyone behind. that does not leave a single person regardless of their regardless of their exual orientation, regardless of their immigration status, the single one of us has right to know that our body is acred and our country will respect that sacredness. i dream of a country where that other and that daughter know that their voices are respected. hat their brilliance is respected. that they are leaders in this moment. that woman, that woman is a worker. that woman is a federal worker.
a doctor. is that woman is a member of congress. that woman is my president. that is the country of my dreams. [cheers] >> and i know, i know this because s possible every single one of us will it takes to o what build the country where we can all be free. so much say thank you to the people, to the women, lead in the ed to darkness.o much and to the men that have joined us every single time. us, and to ayed for the people of all genders, the ransgender people who continue to remind us that we have to and really radigm imagine a world where we all that lives freedom
in our hearts. so join me, join me again, in arrying the stories that are hard to tell. forcing elected fficials to look, say look at me, do not look away. look at me. join me again and breathe life single democracy every day. me, this is what like.racy looks this is what democracy looks like. >> this is what democracy looks like. [chanting this is what democracy looks like] looks me what democracy like. [chanting] me what democracy looks
like. [this is what democracy looks like] >> thank you so much. hello, my fellow americans. hat an honor it is for me to speak to all of you today, and i want to thank you so much for raving the cold in order to raise your voices and fight the injustices of this administration. you.k my name is jamie rodney, and i full other, wife, and a time federal investigator at the housing and of urban development.
and i work s tirelessly to enforce our civil rights. we investigate complaints of discrimination in housing and basis of race, color, l origin, religion, sex, familial status nd disability to ensure that all americans have the right to livee wherever you want to in this beautiful country. of national ember federation of federal employees, to you on aking furloughedhe 800,000 in america.oyees we're suffering. suffering.s are financially. emotionally. of this lly, because trump shutdown. to demand that
vice president pence, senator mcconnell, and end this n congress shutdown now. [cheers] >> 800,000 furloughed federal been taken ve hostage by the president and the a discriminatory wall that the vast majority of do not need.w we we do not want. it is useless. ineffective. it is archaic. strengthen ing to security.r america has way better technology than a wall to have security. give me a break. the families of 800,000 federal employees have
on a path to financial ruin. irst, we don't receive our paychecks that we need. can't they tell us we get another job because the ethics department of our agency and we cannot get the learance that's required, and third, they tell us that once we umiliate ourselves and beg for money, that we could be putting jeopardy.s into outrageous. meanwhile, the president, vice resident, and congress are all paid.ng how unfair. we, federal employees, are who have ss americans been squeezed by the rising cost while president trump broke his promise for our pay that a pay stating
increase would be inappropriate. stating that we must be fiscally sustainable. president trump, did you consider being fiscally you gave the you gave the 1% and the wealthy corporations so many tax cuts. you put our nation on to the $10 trillion deficit. didn't. did you consider whether it was vice opriate to give president pence and all of your olitical appointees a $10,000 bonus in the same breath that $2.1% k away our tiny raise? no. you didn't. and did you consider whether it sustainable to shut down our government, stop paying employees, who make this
great nation run, and make our lose $1.2 billion a week? no. you didn't. government ose of this shutdown is outrageous. day of this 29th shutdown, and there is no end in as the house majority leader stated, "this is the longest in t's the history. it's the dumbest in history, and it may well be the most damaging in history. now." end this shutdown shutdown now.nment thank you. if this isn't over soon, all federal -- all 800,000 federal
going to miss ot one paycheck. no. we're going to miss two paychecks. tell me. read your hands and voices. you cannot miss one or two paychecks. [cheers] going to miss live ost 80% of americans paycheck to paycheck and lthough congress passed a bill to give federal employees back pay once the government reopens, contractors that work for the federal government have shut out and they will not pay.ceiving back how unfair. ver a million americans won't be able to afford their rent, mortgage, daycare, student medicine, groceries, gas, and all of their bills. forced to empty out our savings, put everything we take out dit cards,
loans that screw up our credit, nd humiliate ourselves by begging for money. this is not the america that i and love. this is the product of greed. political corruption and a failure of leadership from the and theuse this is the senate. [applause] federal employees have been forced to work without pay. to work without pay slavery. an slavery was abolished by amendment in 1865 in our constitution, which you, promised to mp, uphold. we need to come together as a country.
people, by t of the people,&most importantly, for the people. [cheers] i'm humbled to stand here in when of you today because i look at you, i see the true country.of our when i look at you, i see the the passion to make sure that future more tions have opportunity than we do. you, i see power of coming together. real people. i see you and they see you, too. us. cannot hide from we have the right to be heard. belong.the right to we have the right to succeed and the right to choose our get
out the right to choose our own destinies. i say to them, if you know way, because we're you'll of r coming. [cheers] please, repeat after me. end the shutdown. the shutdown. [crowd joining in saying end the shutdown] >> thank you. very much. america. you. thank you. >> we've got a lot of work to do and i was supposed to do this earlier but i didn't follow instructions. now i am. see, we make mistakes. we forget. so you can ed to us agenda and ourcy 50 state strategy into 2020.
country from mexico when i was seven months old. to give theirnted children the best they could. leaving hat meant behind all they had ever known. my parents always told me to dream.fter my they always told me, i belonged here. because of them, i always had ambitions and hope. a young age that i was undocumented. of s because of years tireless work by activists in i can ht for daca that stand here today. daca meant i could graduate from ollege with two bachelor egrees and say yes to my first job. they gave me a sense of -- freedom freedom from anxiety about my future. hings before daca i never dreamed were possible. the aclu has always been known
lawyers anization of but with the 2016 election, we more. call to do with a flood of new supporters, organizing force, people power. nd the century old institution had a new surge of power. riven by a desire to fight, built and led by the people. the past two years have been relentless. of e seen the targeting communities. the termination of tps and horrific treatment in detention the deaths of ng innocent children. unleashed new enforcement on black communities and ignoring and even crisis of police brutality. villainized at the highest levels of government for exercising their first like taking a s,
knee during the national anthem. undermined access to tax coverage for abortion and contraception and denied young women in detention their right to abortion. they have stripped students of their right to be free from harassment and discrimination. hey have tried to eliminate protections against discrimination for lgbtq people. they tried to erase transpeople rom the military and from existence. and president trump came after me and all daca recipients, to prevent us from pursuing our dreams and go after, going after to remove us from this country we call home. you know, i can go on and on and on. take a moment to call these
attacks out. it can be impossible to keep it all. forgotten.n't we're fighting back. i'm here today, to be in this fight with you. aclu and the women's march, like the women's we believe in ending gender-based violence and state sanctioned violence. advancing lgbtq rights because we know it didn't the right to marry. ensuring that n siblings can live their whole life from discrimination. making ve in women choices about their own bodies and restoring abortion coverage for everyone who needs it. making ve
in protecting immigrant rights and creating a path to citizenship for undocumented people and people with tps. we believe in ending family asylum ban we the believe in ending the first ragic action by the trump administration that still stands today. the muslim ban. and like the women's march, we elieve in protecting the first amendment rights of everyone so freely, kneel,ak boycott, protest, and rally, like we all are today. there is in protecting immigrant rights and creating a path to citizenship for undocumented people and people e unites us than divides us. and f we stop to hear
understand eve other we will united d ourselves more today than we were yesterday. or y i do not feel attacked afraid. i feel our power. it is that power, that unified take us to t will victory. [speaking in spanish] thank you, gracious. mra[applause] >> welcome to d.c. welcome to d.c. [cheers] d.c. folks at? where are my d.c. folks at? [cheers]
afternoon, my name is nini. a native washingtonian, born projects in the located in the southeast. 'm also an organizer for black lives matter d.c. [cheers] >> black lives matter. tameka i want to thank and linda for our atonement, for commitments. want to thank them for giving us d.c., a voice here today. i want to use my time and shine here t on local concerns in washington, d.c. literally have been downtown in the last three years more in my entire life, fighting for my
people. look, you a hearing, guy, it's right there, right there, that's where we go. city council. attended a hearing for public safety. reminded by city officials that the police department doesn't keep black people safe. especially black transwomen and sex workers. d.c., one in five sex workers a individually profiled as sex worker, have been approached by police asking them for sex. of d.c. transworkers, black 37% of them with being homeless. has found that 23% of blacks transpeople were assaulted or sexually by the police, because they were ercent received to be trash gender or in the sex trade. pastime, it's pastime to de
criminal lies sex work. you to invest in the future of black transwomen. our youth under the age of 18 that were doing were black., black.e go .c., when black girls missing, there is silence. we don't receive amber alerts. black girls face a dangerous risk every second they are gone. d.c. trafficking in exists. we have to demand our city to and t in the police community solutions so we can bring our girls back. here don't keep us safe. we're a community of resources
us safe the police here don't keep us safe. keep us safe. because of the fearless acts on in these streets, this white supremacy target nt has raised a on my back. there is one here trying to take my picture. good. i'm proud of an organization that's healing, building an to empower black people. used the underground railroad to free a thousand of these slaves, the way so i may work black.of the tracks, i want all above the track unapologetically black. back. look misogyny, i don't look back. dogs i ear those police
back. look i have two personal friend, and freedom fighters beautiful daughters, natasha mckinley. and so many more. say their tinue to names. their lives were shortened by cops who must be stopped. action. where do we go from here? continue my journey on top of the tracks. lesbian daughter and a teenager black son. i can't stop until god and my my work is ll me done. today, i want to challenge you d.c., feel ou leave free to donate to a d.c. organization. a black organization. right here for
our black youth and -- my voice is gone from yelling at the people, [applause] >> look, y'all, for real, for real. i need y'all to hear this. i need y'all to hear this. in d.c., we don't have a voice in congress. so i need you to leave d.c. better than the way you found them. so i'm going to tell you. if y'all aren't got those smart trips on the subways, i'm going to need y'all to donate those if you don't need them to the voluntary tent because here in d.c., black people and brown people, they get utilized and killed for not having one when they on the metro.
i'm just saying. the black woman incarcerated because they can't afford bills. rise up for the black woman who are in the trenches and creating change. need you to rise up for the black whom who are -- rise up for the black woman working in the streets. rise up for that black girl in the innocent especially in southeast. rise up, fight back, rise up. fight back. rise up. fight back. rise up, fight back!
>> i'm also a organizer of black lives matter in d.c. i want to say welcome to chopper city. the displacement and gentrification have melted so much of that chocolate away. as i look at the crowd this morning, i remember why the font of that chocolate melting is so painful. i also want to welcome you know district where all 700,000 residents do not enjoy full citizenship in lots of ways but i'm just going to talk about this one. we pay the highest federal taxes. we have no vote, no representation in congress. so what we need you do do on tuesday or whatever, i don't know when they actually work, but we need you to call, to tweet, to e-mail your elected
officials because ours, again, have not vote. and tell temperature to vote the admission act. , d as for #state hood now second d.c. is not just memorial, congress or the white house or the capital that was built by slaves that the federal government rented for local slave owners at the price of $5 per worker per month. where some of these slaves died where the wall fell on them, it was cheaper to bury them. so they remain in a mass grave still, today. third, i want to make it clear that not all women are for all women. our mayor is not for us. just this week, she vetoed the bill to decriminalized metro
vacation using the same rhetoric that despite metro's own numbers to the contrary environmently swear that race is not an -- vehemently swear that race is not an issue. you need to be aware of that -- what that looks like in d.c. one in seven arrests of youths were zpwirms. since 2013, that trend has ticked upwards to an 87% increase. meanwhile, arrests for boys have dropped 22%. between 2007 and 2015, arrests for 13-year-old and 15-year-old girls in d.c. more than doubled. and arrests for 14-year-old girls tripled. it should be noted that the population of females are primary girls of young women and color, 67%.
d.c. has a serious police occupation problem with more than 32 independent police departments, d.c. is the most heavily policed city in the country. and that's because there are independent police departments for everything here. every university, there's park police, there's challis, metro police, f.b.i. police. every library has a police department. the capital and secret service police are the police that killed and shot mayor curry while her daughter sat in the back. with regard to the metropolitan police department, those are the ones with the blue and white and red cars. there's so many cars. the department has stopped and frisked eight out of 10 -- eight
out of 10 every people stopped and frisked out of the district of columbia are black. we only make up 47% of the population in d.c. the department gun recovery unit is a lawless unit of officers that rode black and brown neighborhood shows up out of unmarked cars and unconstitutionally search the district's young people while wearing t-shirts with white supremacist symbols on them and . banner with their motto let's not forget those charge with trafficking guns. one using a homicide and those traffic, those charge convicted of sex trafficking. you are visiting a city where the police newsome says being held accountable through oversight by the council of d.c. embolden criminals. but then again, in the past
marriage, his wife alleged he knocked her teeth out. accountability is not his strongest suit. folks, you are standing in a city where black women, write live, cannot deliver babies into the river. the closest maternity ward is miles away. and let me leave you with this thought. feminism.n do not own [cheers and applause] let me say is one more time. white women do not own feminism. [cheers and applause] it's not about whether or not we feel comfortable here. the truth is we ask ourselves do we want to do the emotional labor it would take to be here? is it worth the microaggression and all of the women and all
women matter banter for hours. the white tears and eye rolls and now, an even more poignant, do white women belong in our spaces? if you can't understand why black lives matter, stands with our palestinian brothers and sisters, there is no -- there is no shock to us that you can't understand why we don't want to be lynched and chained down by the police. [cheers and applause] if you can't understand us wanting to end police brutality, to stop families from being separated, hold accountability to everybody who is being charged with taking care of us. then it shouldn't be hard for you to understand why black ives matter. i'm passionate about this.
and you cannot demand how black women defend themselves or the ways of getting justice. you cannot make us use the language that you use to get justice. we as black women can be wherever we want to be because we say so. nd i say to you again, white women do not own feminism and if you want to know why, it's because this black woman who was born in colorado springs and reborn in d.c., a mother, a daughter, a sister, a sober woman, survivor, womannist and anarchist says so. [cheers and applause]
>> black lives matter. [applause] >> black lives matter! black lives matter! black lives matter! black lives matter! black lives matter! >> hello, everyone. it is so amazing and beautiful to be around such fierce group of women! and you know my toes are freezing, but i just have so much energy. my spirit feels full to be surrounded by all of you. my name is christina jimenez and i'm the executive center of united we dream and i'm joined uwd, havez, leader from d.m.v.
we are really proud to stand here, represent an immigrant youth and families from united we dream who are marching today here and all over the country. we are honored to stand here for all of the women and girls who are have been told no. for all the women and girl bo are living in fear of deportation. we are honored to be standing here for them and for their families. because let me be clear about something. lewis and i have all of the mbers of our community are undocumented, unafraid and here to stay. [applause] >> here to stay, here to stay, here to stay! here to stay! here to stay! here to stay!
look, and i want to break it down very real for you. at united we dream, we have this thing where to keep it real, when i say real talk, you say real. real talk. >> real! >> real talk. >> real! >> real talk. >> real! >> yeah, real talk. >> real! >> donald trump is a racist madman. [applause] >> his white supremacist views are like cancer that are spreading throughout the country. but you know what? real talk. >> real! >> real talk. >> real. >> this sisterhood over here, all around you, all of us, are going to stop him. but not just him because the problem is not just donald trump. did you agree with me?
real talk --! >> real. were go were go doing stop excite supremacy together. e're not going to be fooled. we toe the same people in power are the same people that are keeping the government on their shutdown. so a wall for a racist wall. [applause] >> we know that those are the same people that are trying to tell woman that we cannot control our own bodies. those are the same people that are targeting our native-american communities. those are from the same people that are targeting about our lbgtq community. they're the same people that who are making money and insuring that we have more jails so that it can put their brown and black
bodies. they're the same people that are responsible for the fact. real talk. >> real. >> real talk. >> real. >> there's still 15,000 people in cages as we speak. there's still -- they're still there. and i want you to feel the outrage. right now as we speak, there are still 400,000 immigrants in detention camps. reminded us ster yesterday, we cannot call them deattention camps. they're terror sites. they're sites of terror. that's what they are. and any one of them, one of our friends, an immigrant youth leader is still there locked up.
in solitary confinement. because he's undocumented. as we speak, that is the real turf many people in our communities. so when you hear trump says that he wants a wall, what he really is saying is that he wants more sites of terror, more agents to terrorize immigrant communities and he wants to continue to kick us out of this country. immigrant youth and family. so when you hear creative politicians say to you that we should never share with trump, then maybe we should compromise. let me be very clear. real talk. >> real. >> real talk. >> real. >> we are united we dream and we as movement cannot compromise with white supremacy. [applause]
we will not negotiate with white supremacy. we must receive white supremacy. we must receive trump. and i know that we will take hem down together. so together, join me in insuring that we stop this racist walls, that we stop this mass deportation agenda, that we ensure that edo is free so he when with his family and trump specks at 4:00 p.m. that he wants a wall, we are going to say no. we're going to say no. because we are not dealing with white supremacists. [applause]
no more money for deportation. no more money for agents that are >> thetizing our families and building sites of terror. what we need be pushing congress for right now is to take money away from those monsters. take it away. take it away. we must define hate and bigotry and congress can do that right now. this is why together we took on the street. we knock on doors. we brought our way to washington, d.c. and to congress. that's why. that's why we did it. so i want you to join me today in insuring that we take away that money from those monsters that we defund our bigotry, that we stop this mass deportation agenda. take out your phones. 877877. defund hate to
defund hate to 877877. real talk. >> real. >> real talk. >> real. >> are we going to defund hate? are we ready to stop white supremacy? >> yes. >> defund hate. defund hate. defund hate. defund hate. and let me close with this. my sisters and siblings. no man, no wall, no race. no ban, no wall, no race. o ban, no wall, no race. thank you. cheers and applause] >> [speaking in spanish] >> hey, beautiful people who bring me so much hope and light. my name is henna and i'm a
pakistan yan american. i'm a committee member of the muslim women contingent of the muslim women's march and i'm the director of outreach where i had indicate to stop genocide. i am here today as a muslim woman because a -- oh, you who have believed be mile an hourly standing from -- firmly injustice witnesses for god even if it is against yourselfs. i am here because i live and breathe my fate, because my role model, my beloved prophet was a motto of living a life of yuffs and made a just society. i am an immigrant. i'm a mother, a daughter, a sister, and a wife and my
teachers gave me the value of human life. i believe that every single life belongs to the creator and therefore is valuable. i'm here as a fighter against violence, against women, against the race of our sisters. i have seen what happens when race is normalized. my sisters have suffered rape as a weapon of war, hundreds of thousands of them, survivors of genocide. my work lets me connect local and global issues, how islamaphobia and the war on terror has destroyed entire countries. i am here as advocate of survivors of genocide and refugees and there is a refugee crisis around the world and we see it right here at our border. the millions of refugees around the world are a part of this
crisis. i have witnessed what unabated hate, fake news and division can do to a country. we cannot let that happen here. it is -- it ends with genocide. we cannot let that happen here. e cannot believe that american exceptionalism will stop this from happening here. we have to actively fight against bigotry and hatred every single day. [applause] >> the people at our borders, they're running away from violence. we can expect them to increase. we need welcome them. are you with me? we need to remove the cap on refugees. are you with me? we need to stop the wars in our streets here in d.c. and overseas.
we need to end wars that kill black and brown people every single day. people, ing for my inner city american sister, my alestinian, nigerian, yemeni sister, my afghanis, iraqi sisters and children feabted by our wars and our destructive policies. i march against race and genocide for the dignity of human life firm in the belief that islam is a powerful agent of change and goodness in this world. are you with me? [applause] we need to redirect militant money to benefit our children here. our urban cities, our health care system right here. are you with me?
we need to free the political prisoners that are in prison in our country for their beliefs. are you with me? [applause] >> we need to lead with compassion. are you with me? [applause] >> i am here with a large group of amazing muslim women rising with the wave. we came here to march for racial economic social justice as dictated by god. are you with us? [applause] >> we march for equity. we are marching for our children. are you with us? [applause] >> we are marching for our sisters in inner cities across this nation. are you with us? [applause] >> we march for black lives matter because one third of american muslims are black and because our enslaved ancestors were brought here to this country, every black lives life matters to us. we are here for our black
sisters who have lost their sons and daughters to state violence. [applause] >> we march for unjustly imprisoned american muslim journalist who is in prison right here in d.c. free her! we march against the muslim ban. say it with me. no muslim ban ever! >> no muslim ban ever! >> we march against unjust policies that families at the borders and through the muslim ban. are you with us? [applause] >> we are marching because we love our people and believe that diversity is what makes this country so powerful. [applause] >> are you with us? [applause] >> we march for the refugees speaking shelter at our borders, the children caged in internment camp.
are you with us? we march for the hundreds and thousands of children, orphan by wars, wars that are funded by our tax dollars. are you with us? [applause] >> when we unite, then change will come. are you with us? [applause] >> thank you. [applause] >> hmm, hello. how is everybody tonight? [applause] whoo! my name is mia and i'm this founder and coordinator of the woman's march disability caucus. [applause] >> give it up. whoo. at first, i want to let everything know there is a hearing aid that was lost. it's at the volunteer tent and
give it up for the volunteers. [applause] >> so it's the woman's march disability caucus really got founded by how many grassroots groups have gotten founded by. it's when activists get together and they decide to create their own seats at the table. for me -- yeah. for me, as a disabled woman and a korean-american transracial adoptee, i have been raised by two amazing parents who believes i had a right to express myself and maintain independence to the best of my ability to self-advocacy. [applause] out years of feeling left of so many things due to my disability, my race and my gender, i became extremely nervous after the 26th election and i'm pretty sure everybody felt that way.
i knew as an individual with multiple marginalized identity, i would sigh myself and my friends get battered due to the current political powers deciding that our needs and our lives were not important. i have been organizing and advocating on local and state levels. but i decided that i need to rededicate myself to organizing in bigger ways. after the 2016 election, i started to see posts about the women's march as many of you probably did. right after the election, and so i thought it would be a great time to get my hands dirty. by looking at, helping my state group or helping my state group get to d.c. or to help a sister march in north carolina. but like many amazing advocates and activists before me, i
notice that huge issue around acceptibility. people were writing to the women's march asking about acceptibility and i too was concerned. especially since i was seeing the answers questions -- i mean, the answers -- the questions answered and had been attending numerous marches and evens throughout my life. so i started contacting the women ice march organizers to see if there were what is that i could help with the accessibility. when i didn't hear anything, i got together with a group of friends who were all disabled to help build power and to contact the women ice march as a group. we finally were able to get their ear and get a seat at the table. [applause] >> now, we want a seat at the table. we didn't want participation trophies. we were not satisfied with being
token individuals within a progressive group. now, this process is by no means a smooth process. many times, policies and plans have been developed and we had to flag them and help redevelop them to make sure that they were inclusive with disabled people. but each time that we had to change things, i saw minds of individuals on all levels of the team being changed. i saw people that were realizing that they need to reorient themselves from disability rticipation perspective to a truly [applause] pretty,s not smooth or if you organize with the right
people you can have a lasting impact. this year i saw amazing this women'so how march was organized, compared to the first time i got involved. incorporate the lessons that we together learned, to improve relationships between the community in the women's march. staff reached out at the planning stage to make sure disabled women had a say in the legislative agenda, and that is a huge thing. [applause] outve to give a big shout coakley gray, rebecca and catherine perez. they helped develop the legislative priorities that focused on disabled women, ensuring we were able to make our beliefs known around universal health care, that included disabled people.
[applause] we also made sure that we included in-home and community long-term support surfaces -- support services within the health care for all. also need a real look at reproductive health clinics, and how acceptable they are. -- and how accessible they are. we also made sure we were addressing issues around economic independence for the disability community. [applause] the disability caucus also helped with a lot of the accessibility that was provided today, and i want to say thank you so much, to all the volunteers who helped make this one of the most accessible marches in history. [applause]
as we continue to strive for more clues -- more inclusive environments, we need to incorporate with the amazing groups in the disability community. i want to give a shout out to to the disability march group, which gives disabled people alternative ways to participate providingch by posting them on websites, so that individuals who are not able to attend the march can post their stories. [applause] i also want to give a shout out to posting them on out to disability action for america and numerous other amazing groups, that help ensure every american can access health care. time is now to ensure disabled women's perspectives are taken seriously. i stand here before you -- i sit here before you to make a pledge
for the women's agenda which is inclusive of people like me. and i want to encourage you to commit with me. as the disabled community likes to say, nothing about us without us. nothing about us without us. nothing about us without us. nothing about us without us. thank you so much. [applause] d.c.y, [applause] i don't care what nobody says,
there ain't nobody more committed than the women. and when mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy. say, as vice president branch, thank.c. you for showing up. and i want you to all know that when we come together one by aunts,ster to sister, uncles, grandmothers, and we want to thank our brothers who stand up also. but what is most important, my career began in politics in 1968. i celebrate my 68th birthday been inday, and i have this struggle since dr. martin luther king took his first commitment with
the student nonviolent coordinating committee. dr. king was a trailblazer. -- he diedears old at 38. was 36 years old. he died at 38. my job is to encourage, motivate, spend my time, energy and money in pushing forward these young women. my agenda, and i take nothing away from white women, but black women and girls need mentors. [applause] they need mentors that look like them. you tont to introduce the 2036 president of the united amari.of america,
she is the president of the youth and college division at spelman university in atlanta, georgia. give it up. [applause] senori of spelman college, i'm a graduating senior, i may political science major. i rode on a bus to d.c. to ensure black voices are heard and put on the agenda for the march of our lives. so today, january 19, 2019, i'm here to make sure the black agenda is here for the women's march. a lot has happened since the first annual women's march. i'm concerned we are more excited about the hype of being
a partisan movement than actually doing the work about the movement. so we have a problem. we have some allies who aren't really allies. and we must tell the truth. we have individuals who support us throughout the campaign, but when you are in private, in the booth, you vote another way. we have individuals who had hidden bias against communities. we have individuals who think making a post on social media and making posters are allies. since the women's march we have seen examples of people not accepting the fact that we are allies. we had a student at an ivy league college that was in the lounge and a security was caught -- and security was called on her. we have individuals in starbucks and police were called on them. a person was dragged through a waffle house by a police officer. a black worker and mcdonald's was attacked by a white man.
we have a black teenager, neil wilson, whose throat was slit in oakland by a white man. i don't see allies, icy bystanders. see bystanders. we must discuss how black women make $.67 to every white dollar -- to every dollar our white counterparts make. here are solutions. we have hard discussions, even ones you don't want to have. we have educational forums. we vote in our best interests. [applause] and we trust black women, always. in 2019 we have made great progress, we have broken barriers in january. we have 112 women in congress, which exceeds the fact that we
had 107 previously. of ourrgia is very proud own lucy mcbath, very proud. won a lawsuitacp about voting poll hours in singia, we won clemency for toy or brown. a brown.ncy for cintoi so those are solutions. in order to continue to move forward we must have action. i need you to look in the eyes of a stranger and repeat after me, are you looking into the eyes of a stranger next to you? i have your back in this march. i am making a promise to you. i will be your ally in a real way, that actually shows up for you.
[crowd response] not just commit to talking and posting about what is going on. [crowd response] if you're being attacked, i will be there for you. these last two years have not stalled my commitment to you. [crowd response] this is me renewing my vows to you. if it happens again, i will be there for you. in for you.o step [crowd response] i will not call the police on you. ]crowd response clos i will have your back. i am sorry for the last two years in america. this roller coaster.
i will protect you when injustice shows up. [crowd response] what hurts her community hurts me as well. [crowd response] i am siddique what reynolds reynolds, and i am here representing the louisville urban league and the urban league across the country, run by women, and not just any woman, strong, educated, outspoken black women. girls don't run the world, but maybe we should. maybe we should. maybe we should be the ones that decide if there is war or peace. maybe we should decide if there is affordable housing or
homelessness, health care or no care, equal pay or injustice, culturally confident education that recognizes our students' gifts. maybe we should be the ones to decide with our bodies, and to have our own conversation with god. maybe we should run the part of the world that decides how to repair the damage that this country has caused with redlining. maybe we should decide who gets clean water in america. [applause] maybe we should run the part of america that ensures affordable housing in every district in this country. run the partld that focuses on economic
integration. how can we ever be equal if i don't have any resources? maybe black women ought to be running hollywood. maybe itybe, maybe, wouldn't have taken so long to by thatelves reflected which is best among us. am a woman,, but i am more than a woman, i am a black woman. been -- and if women have been in the back of the line, than black women have been in the back of the back of the back of the line. and there is no place in a greater america for sexism, bigotry, hatred, anti-semitism, homophobia, discrimination. america can never be great
without my voice. [applause] room inthere is no america for another wall. i am a woman, but i am more than that. my existence is even more complicated than that. i myself am a lawyer, i am a been upudge, and i have close with the absolute best of law enforcement, and i honor those that are the best. and yet there is police brutality. the mothersy for subjectednd daughters to subpar educational outcomes, police brutality, lower wage jobs and health disparities, discrimination in every form has been our inheritance. the face of a woman like
serena williams, unlimited resources and still terrible health care, begging for medical treatment when we deliver our children. who canent black women take no comfort in silence. we have simplyy, swallowed so much pain it is losing from our pores and it comes out like fire. [applause] burnnough, hot enough to just one more person attempting to oppress us, to keep us from our freedom. my existence in this country is complicated, and when i march i am here with my people, on my back, unable to rise without the entirety of my race rising with me, still here fighting for space in this world.
white supremacy is a threat to recognize but we must that it affects black bodies differently. together,d died together today and together tomorrow, we can change america. we can be what we are supposed to be. we can help this country keep what she isof supposed to be for all of us. togetherree to stand when the humanity of you is at risk of being ignored and extinguished. please, to stand with me when my humanity is not recognized, when those in power refuse to respond to my call. americat support in
where children die in cages at borders, where the school-to-prison pipeline is not disrupted, where men with health care try to tell us how we should care for our bodies. we should decide there is no room in america for confederate monuments. they were losers. [applause] this has been one of the most welcoming groups of women i have ever had the pleasure to stand with. [applause] and i want to look you in the eye before i go and say this. women, i believe you. [applause] i believe you. i believe you. we want federal
workers back at work. [applause] we want this government open. but if they should somehow get funding for that wall, we will tear it down, we will tear it down, we will tear it down. [applause] there will be no wall in america. together. thank you. the urban league thanks you. >> if you can, repeat after me. it is our duty to fight for our freedom. [crowd response] andust love each other protect each other. [crowd response] we have nothing to lose. response] good afternoon, women's march. my name is mary hector, and i
stand in the spirit of ida b wells, women who have contribute it so much to this country. on my way over here i was watching the news and i still saw children locked in cages. i saw political leaders turn a blind eye at people seeking political asylum, dehumanized in front of the world. and then i realized they had seen this before. there was a city by the name of jericho, but just like the people in jericho, there may be big walls, but when good people like us come together, those walls can come down. [applause] i am here to remind you that we can no longer get comfortable. we got excited when we saw barack and michelle obama, but
while we were rejoicing there were meetings in dark places and alleys that said, never again. caretta scott king once said won,dom is never really you win it and earn it in every generation. that means we have work to do. you cannot believe in human rights and not believe in human responsibility, and that is why i say, following this march we need to get to work, because a war against women's rights and civil rights has been declared, and some of you missed it. we can't change the world unless we change home first, and that means we have to have some uncomfortable conversations movement, and this and how intersectionality is important, and that we have to work together. it is our duty to fight for our freedom.
[crowd response was bracket it is our duty to win. we must love each other and protect each other. [crowd response] we have nothing to lose but our change. thank you. [applause] >> good afternoon. free us. free us. we stand on behalf of the more than 1.2 million women entangled in the united states' criminal legal system, 2 million in the system and one million on parole or probation. if you have ever heard the cries of an incarcerated mother at 3:00 in the morning, desperate to see and hold her children, it is something you will never forget.
they have created policies of separation, punishment and incarceration as an answer to the struggles of poor people, and derived from the policies of slavery. incarcerated women are mostly mothers. the choices women make in search of food and shelter, too often to escape violence and abuse, are the same no matter what side of the border they are on. [applause] at the national council for --arcerated and formerly formerly incarcerated women and girls, we have spoken to incarcerated women throughout the united states, and we have traveled to mexico and brazil and argentina and the caribbean, and spoken to incarcerated women and formerly incarcerated women there read weather in chicago or
the bronx or appalachia or the ruralcommunities of l alabama, the women's stories of the same as the women in the states and towns of mexico or sao paulo. stories of lifetimes of struggles as a result of being cash-poor women navigating through poverty and lack of food and housing. they tell the same stories of criminalization and a drug war that for decades targeted their communities and continues to cause devastating social and economic disruptions that have left women of our communities alone to raise our children, with little to no support or access to meaningful resources. and most disturbing are the stories of being witnesses to end victims of violence, while their trauma goes unacknowledged
and untreated. the common stories of sexual violence, often starting during childhood. we also know the pain of being separated from our children, and incarcerated in jails and prisons across this country, that leads to incarceration of our children. women are currently the fastest growing incarceration population in this united states. we know this to be true because aslived in a federal prison, incarcerated prison during which time we were separated from our children, our daughters, our sons. millions of children's are separated from their mothers due to unnecessary incarceration right here in the united states, and 85% of incarcerated mothers were the primary caretakers of
their children prior to their incarceration. what kind of country takes the most vulnerable and harmed among us, and response to their pain and trauma with a prison cell and protracted sentences, increasing the pain, suffering and economic disparity that deepens the poverty for their children, families and communities? we must recognize that separation of mothers from their children under any circumstances must be avoided whenever possible. keeping families together should be a priority of a civilized society. we need meaningful criminal justice reform. the wasted stop at efforts of the first step act. we must move this country to
ending incarceration in the way we have carried it forward. we must have meaningful criminal justice reform. we need to stop the separation of mothers from their children, whether they are making choices in search of a better life that brings them to our borders, or whether we are talking about mothers from wards with the highest rate of incarceration, four blocks from the d.c. jail, state prisons, or any of the thousands of women we were incarcerated within the federal system. reuniteden need to be with their children as well. fightnot leave out the for freedom, dignity and justice on behalf of the women and by over separated criminalization and mass
incarceration. join us in our work at the national council to end the mass incarceration of women and girls. [applause] free her. free here. free her. free her. [crowd response] [applause] family, how are you all doing? my name is deborah and i'm one of the field organizers of women's march. i stand here today with my sisters and chapter leaders but i also stand here with family, and i call you family because that is what we are. that is what we are, and that is the environment women's march has created globally.
thathave created a family is holding the line for justice, that is holding the line for peace. we are the ones standing in the gap through the women's march, through our trials and tribulations, through our joys and sorrows, we are moving together for a more just future and a more just today. how are you doing, family? [applause] keepourage all of you to standing in the gap for one another, keep standing with women's march, keep having the encouraging and difficult conversations, grab your brothers and sisters, become an ally. we have got work to do, family. people.ernoon, you can do better than that. let me hear you people. [applause] i am humbled and privileged to
be one of the chapter leaders of women's march. i hail from the great state of oklahoma. [applause] where 60 years ago a black woman by the main -- by the name of clara, and the youth naacp started a wave. just electedr, we our first female, democratic congresswoman, kendra han. we are proud and oklahoma but we also have issues that we are dealing with, and we need you to engage. theave been talking about, wave is coming. we are here to tell you, the wave is here. oklahoma, where we are number one in incarceration of women per capita in the world, where a
can sit in prison for 41 years for being a victim of domestic violence, and her abuser served 28 days and had his children returned to him. that must stop. the women's wave, we have to keep it going. we are asking you to continue to support the efforts of women of color, of black women. i love black women, do you love black women? [applause] are you satisfied with the leadership of my sisters? our jewish sisters, trans sisters, queer women, non-binary, we are inclusive. here. is time, and we are oklahoma sends you love and says, we need you to join with
and ride the wave. it is here. women's wave 2019. we are here to celebrate all of us. is clearo make sure it we stay with our fearless leadership, the leadership that has led us to this place, let us to the women's wave, and taught us all to be empowered and keep this wave going and make sure the wave don't stop. we will not allow hate to terrace apart. -- to tear us apart. we will not allow hate to stop the momentum. we are here. so when i say what wave, i want you to say women's wave. what wave? >> women's wave. >> what wave? >> women's wave. >> every person here is a part of the women's family.
we are all connected, whether we accept it or not. we are all entitled to the inalienable rights promised to us by the constitution of this country. until we are all free, none of us are free. and until our economy belongs to all of us, none of us are free. [applause] sister clemenske gets justice, none of us are free. you.'t hear [applause] i'm shakeisha clemens and i had an experience with my activism. recently profiled and discriminated against at the waffle house and alabama. today i stand in solidarity with you and all my sisters.
i am filling a space for all of us. let's stand together and fight against injustice, sexual assault, race and gender discrimination. we are not free unless we all are free. we are not free unless we all are free. we are not free. we are going to boycott waffle house, that means no eating at waffle house. we don'tt respect us, respect them, they can go on without us. so i want to say, boycott the waffle house. [crowd response] boycott the waffle house. [crowd response] thank you. >> we are going to leave you all with one more chant. this is not just a chant, these are messages we are taking to our dinner tables, offices,
churches, places where we commune with people. i want you all to repeat, what do we want, justice. when do we want it now. what do we want? justice. when do we want it? now. what we want? freedom. when do we want it? now. now we are going to say love. what do we want? love. when do we want it? now. what do we want? love. when do we want it? now. [applause] can you of the future, welcome our youth empowerment grou. -- empowerment group. when i say youth, you say power. youth. >> power. >> youth.
>> power. >> we are so excited to be ending this event today with the youth of the future. sarah, i'm 23 and copresident of women's march youth and power, the youth voice of women's march. >> my name is samantha cotter, i'm 20 years old and i'm grateful to be marching with you today as copresident of women's march youth in power. >> we stand up here with the strength of over 200 youth in power chapters from across the nation, chapters who have been changing the narrative, leading key conversations and organizing actions to create change in their communities. >> being able to speak here before you all makes me feel like my familia is being heard.
[applause] i canundocumented person, tell you with my own skin that the current narrative led by the administration's fear. every new headline hits vulnerable communities. communities like my own. in a way meant to eep us silence, scared, and confused. the goal is to intimidate and silence the voices of people not being heard. that is why i speak out. we need to join together and be grounded and our identities, rounded in the confidence that speaking out is what is right. [applause] america it women in is a difficult time to have our voices heard, our ideologies acknowledged and our perspectives valued, yet youth are being impacted by every issue in our nation, and
fighting for change on behalf of all of them because all issues are youth issues. [applause] reverend dr. martin luther king jr. said, the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. to all the young people with us doay, who are hearing this, not underestimate your youth. [applause] to theh have taken streets multiple times over the past year. we have stopped policies from being passed. we have shown up to vote in larger numbers than ever expected before. we are taking power away from ,acists, homophobic's, sexists as lama phobic
politicians that have shown time and time again they have no concern for us. [applause] in march 20 18, when we led the historic national school walkout, we saw 1.6 million students walk out of school to demand sensible gun regulations. [applause] we did so because we were tired of waiting on others to make change for us. we took control of our voices, and we will take control of our future. >> today youth are marching together in solidarity with our adult counterparts in d.c., across the country, and the world. we will not youth, be given power. we must take it.
because there is value in our stories, there is value in our us.s, there is value in [applause] i ask that when i ask thathe adults, when you have the opportunity, amplify youth voices. mentor youth so that we don't make the same mistakes that you have, and provide a platform in your movements for youth, as women's march has been so great to do here today. my phone just died so my piece is not my phone anymore, but i want to tell you how i feel from the bottom of my heart. you are the dismantlers of outdated systems. [applause] [speaking spanish] [applause] we are going to keep fighting
because we are the future, but we will not wait until the future to stand up and speak up and make change happen now. we the youth of america will not wait to have our voices heard tomorrow, while our future is being decided today. [applause] youth of america, our time is now. if you believe in us, if you are fighting with us, then invest in this mission end and sure we have the resources to do this work. donate now to help this empowered group, to help empower us to be leaders. the leaders you have been waiting for, that is what i meant to say, the type of
leaders that will empower a nation. i want you all to pull out your phones right now, pull out your tones and give what you can women's march or text wave to 40649. mo and donate or 40649.ave to we are the future. >> thank you. presentation] >> to washington, i know you don't understand what is happening right now. ♪
not what i want to tell you about the movement in our family, because they are the strongest people i know. ♪ these past few years have been tough. powerful men who think they can do whatever they want, they laughed at us, thought they had us beaten, but the women in our .amily, we marched and 5k to the streets, million of us raised our voices. day asyou remember that one of the proudest moments of my life. and we didn't just march, we organized, we claimed our time, held firm on every important issue facing this country, supported every ally and what is
right. for women in office, we won't be to the men in power, we are starting to change things. they panicked, they tried to scare us, but their time was up. movement are part of a that is sending shock waves throughout the campus, office, so thatamber in america hopefully you will never have to face what we did. women in office, we are like the water, high enough, strong enough, breaking down every wall put in our way. will we wash away the old world?
my name is roxanne white. ez perce, and i want to welcome the indigenous people of washington dc and from the indigenous lands that we are on. our hats go off to the indigenous people of this country and every country on every continent. i want to thank my brother right here. they are giving us three minutes so if i speak fast it is because i have little time, and we are talking about a serious and heartbreaking epidemic that goes by missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. we ranmily right here, into on the sidelines. their daughter and their sister have been missing for 18 months.
they haven't had a proper investigation. they haven't had any mainstream media coverage. sincesin has been missing october 2, 2018, from the yakima indian reservation. rihanna kenzie has been missing for morgan since 1999. has beencklemore missing since 2009 from kent, washington. we are still here. i want to say thank you to the committee for allowing us, and for openingstors the gates and letting us on the last few minutes. what to say the names of our relatives. to knowthe world that our sisters are missing and nobody cares. we feel alone.
we need the rest of the world to see us. we need the rest of the world to stand with us. names.to say the da- rocin strong, strong, say her name. alyssa macklemore, say her name. say her name. leona cansler, say her name. jackie, say her name. janet, say her name. elina metzger, say her name. candace brown, say her name. [crowd response]
this is their daughter and their sister. up 2% of this world and this is our land, we were here, we have been here for thousands of years, thousands of years, indigenous people native to this country have been here. it is hurtful when people talk about rights and freedoms, and we haven't seen it. cities in third world and reservations. a lot of people think we are rich and have a lot of money. we barely can keep up, and the world around us doesn't see us. we are not alcoholics, we are not drunks, we are not invisible, we are here. [applause] i want to encourage all my
indigenous people, all my relatives, to please stand strong together. be moreo ask you to than an ally, be a co-conspirator to indigenous people. are going to sing a song as we go out, i'm really nervous. love all say this, we our relatives across the world, and it is not just indigenous people. when we go missing, we go more than just missing in our families and at our tables and that our ceremonies, we go missing to the entire world. so we are here to say to all our relatives, all our marginalized communities, that our prayers are with you, our prayers are with our colonial people, our white relatives.
, we pray forou too you too. we pray for this government you guys have all been talking about. i've been listening to it all day, talking about a government and a system that doesn't honor its people, that hasn't honored its treaties or our reservations or our people. this is a women's march, and until you protect and honor the first people, the first women of this country, you can't have any justice. [applause] thank you, roxanne. [crowd noise] join us.
>> in just a few moments president trump will be giving a speech on the government shutdown. according to reports he's expected to propose extending for the protections temporary protective status holders in exchange for border wall funding. live at the white house and the diplomatic reception room.