When I think of political action, the city of Ventura, California doesn’t ordinarily come to mind. However, today its downtown streets were packed with marchers participating in the international Women’s March centered in Washington D.C. that branched off into dozens of cities across the country and the world. The marches were held just one day after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States in what is currently estimated to be the largest march of its kind in US history.
Women’s rights, equality, healthcare, and a general backlash against the derogatory rhetoric used by President Trump during his campaign were clearly on the hearts and minds of the marchers. However, this didn’t seem like an “anti-trump” rally to me. Instead the overall sentiment felt like a desire for inclusiveness and the hope that Trump and his administration will find a way to represent all Americans.