Senator Elizabeth Warren told thousands gathered in Boston to protest the policies of President Donald Trump on Saturday that they need to fight for the rights of all Americans.
Warren was one among several speakers who spoke on the Boston Common about the importance of women organizing as well as the importance of men helping and supporting them as they organize.
The signs protesters waved above their heads reflected the issues Warren touched on, including promises by Republicans to overturn Roe v. Wade, the Affordable Care Act, and court rulings in favor of same sex marriages.
“The fact is that the playing field has been tilted badly in favor of those at the top for a generation now,” said Senator Warren. “And now President Trump and the Republican Congress are ready to ram through walls that will tilt it even further
The American “deal” is that everyone must have basic dignity and economic opportunity, said Warren. Trump is now a threat to this American deal and the Republican party’s promises would make America worse. Warren said in her vision of America is a country that opposes sexism, racism, homophobia, and bigotry and instead supports movements like Black Lives Matter and the fight to raise the minimum wage.
The Boston march was one of largest women’s marched held nationwide Saturday with an estimated 150,000 people in attendance. There were marches around the country and the world with protests in Washington D.C,. Los Angeles, New York City. Other marches took place all over the world.
Warren, a vocal opponents to the new administration, told the crowd that this the marches across the country were an example of how the American people were fighting back.
“We will never stop fighting to ensure equality for all of our citizens,” said Warren.
Her words were met with cheers from the crowd to which she responded, “You know I could do this all day, but we’ve got to march!”
Erin Geisser, a teacher from Reserve, Massachusetts and mother who brought her three sons with her to the march said Warren knew what the crowd was feeling.
“I think what [she said was so important and I’m very glad I brought my sons with me because it’s important they and everyone in this country know what’s right,” Geisser said. “What’s happening under Trump is not right and I’m glad she made that clear.”