Women’s March 2018

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Camille Spencer, Reporter

Amber Selman-Lynn had a dream to plan a women’s March in Mobile, Atlanta this month. Why though? Well, she wanted to create a march for the anniversary of last year’s protests across the country.

Lynn had helped to put together a bunch of women, and took a bus from Mobile to Washington. After the trip, the group formed a name for themselves, “Mobile Marchers.” They met monthly and provided their opinion about the   Affordable Care Act at  meetings within the town and knocked on doors for the Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones, the Democrat who beat Roy S. Moore in a stunning victory last month.

The team of women thought they had a good run going, so Amber finally decided to register her march on the website for women’s marches. Unfortunately, Lynn received a letter stating that they appreciate what the women are doing, but they asked her to not advertise her event as part of ‘Women’s March’ action.

In last year’s Women’s March, the women had made a great impact on activism. In October, thousands of women joined together at a convention in Detroit. They were all trained on everything, from lobbying elected officials to confronting white supremacy. As the movement evolves though, many women are now out of work or unpaid. It was because of this, that a new group called “March On,” came into place. The group currently is focused on assisting liberal women that are apart of Republican- led areas. Wo

All in all, the group describes themselves as a complement and not a competitor. Women join together to gain protection of their rights, safety, health, and their families.