Inspiring moments from the Speeches at the Women’s March on Washington 2017

Hundreds of thousands united at the Women’s March on Washington this year and at sister marches in states and cities across the country and the world. Among the women like you and me there were celebrity speakers including Gloria Steinem (honorary co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington), America Ferrera, Michael Moore, and Ashley Judd. We pointed out the most electrifying moments from their speeches for you.

Women’s March on Washington 2017: The Speeches

“The president is not America. His cabinet is not America. Congress is not America. We are America. And we are here to stay ...We will not go from being a nation of immigrants to a nation of ignorance. We won’t build walls and we won’t see the worst in each other.”— America Ferrera

“Trump and his handlers have found a fox for every chicken coop in Washington. And a Twitter finger must not become a trigger finger...We are the people. We have people power and we will use it... The Constitution does not begin with ‘I, the president.’ It begins with ‘We the people.’...When we elect a possible president, we too often go home. We’ve elected an impossible president. We’re never going home.” — Gloria Steinem

“I woke up this morning and the [Washington Post] headline read, ‘Trump takes power.’ I don’t think so. Here’s the power. Here’s the majority of America, right here...We are here to vow to end the Trump carnage.” — Michael Moore

“I am a nasty woman. I’m not as nasty as a man who looks like he bathes in Cheeto dust...I am nasty like Susan, Elizabeth, Eleanor, Amelia, Rosa, Gloria, Condoleezza, Sonia, Malala, Michelle, Hillary and our pussies ain’t for grabbin’.” —Ashley Judd, reciting words by Nina Donovan, a 19-year-old woman in Tennessee

“They came to this town yesterday. They had red hats on. They were proud of their accomplishment. And they thought they had taken America back. What they never counted on was a million women in pink hats that are going to take America forward.” — Van Jones

“One of us can be dismissed. Two of us can be ignored. But together we are a movement and we are unstoppable.” — Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund

“President Trump, I did not vote for you. That said, I respect that you are our [president], and I want to be able to support you. But first, I ask that you support me. Support my sister. Support my mother. Support my best friend...Support the men and women here today that are anxiously awaiting to see how your next moves may drastically affect their lives. Support my daughter, who may actually...grow up in a country that is moving backwards, not forwards and who may potentially not be able to make choices for her body and her future that your daughter, Ivanka, has been privileged to have.” — Scarlett Johansson

“It was woman that gave you Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was woman that gave you Malcolm X. And according to the Bible, it was a woman that gave you Jesus. Don’t you ever forget it.” — Janelle Monáe

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