Voices from the Rally on Raleigh

Thousands of people gathered in Halifax Mall for the Rally on Raleigh Women’s March, a year after Trump’s inauguration. We talked to a few attendees about why they were at the rally.

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“I have never marched before. I have never been a part of anything, so it’s my first time. I was very inspired because last year a bunch of women got to march but I was doing door-to-door sales so I couldn’t go. Now I’m here. I want to be united and say I’m behind something that means more than myself.”
–Stephanie, 31
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“I’m here because I believe that change lies in the individual effort.”
–Dana, 24
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“I’m here, because I care about what happens to this country and we have never ever become politically active before but this is the time. This is our time, and it’s time to take a stand.” 
–Diane
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Maria and Sanjy hold signs at the Rally on Raleigh in Halifax Mall on Jan. 20.

Maria and Sanjy hold signs at the Rally on Raleigh in Halifax Mall on Jan. 20.

“I’m here today, because we need to resist this administration. We need to resist the things that have been happening here in North Carolina and nationally. We need to make our voices heard and let people know that this is not OK, this is not normal, and we’re here and we’re coming for them in 2018. We’re going to replace the GOP and we’re going to impeach Trump.”
–Maria, 54
“I’m here, because I’m nasty. I had to be here. I’m here, because it’s been a year since we went to Washington. I started getting involved, to show solidarity and to stay involved.”
–Sanjy, 49
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