Protestors rally during the Women's March at Freedom Plaza, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
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Organizers exhort women to vote for change at U.S. rallies

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By ANITA SNOW

Thousands of mostly young women in masks rallied Saturday in the nation's capital and other U.S. cities, exhorting voters to oppose President Donald Trump and his fellow Republican candidates in the Nov 3 elections.

The latest of rallies that began with a massive women’s march the day after Trump’s January 2017 inauguration was playing out during the coronavirus pandemic, and demonstrators were asked to wear face coverings and practice social distancing.

Rachel O’Leary Carmona, executive director of the Women’s March, opened the event by asking people to keep their distance from one another, saying that the only superspreader event would be the recent one at the White House.

She talked about the power of women to end Trump’s presidency.

“His presidency began with women marching and now it’s going to end with woman voting. Period,” she said.

“Vote for your daughter's future,” read one message in the sea of signs carried by demonstrators. “Fight like a girl,” said another.

Dozens of other rallies were planned from New York to San Francisco to signal opposition to Trump and his policies, especially the push to fill the seat of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before Election Day.

One march was held at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, outside the dormitory where Bader Ginsburg lived as an undergraduate student.

In New York, a demonstrator wearing a Donald Trump mask stood next to a statue of George Washington at Federal Hall during the the women's march outside the New York Stock Exchange.

“We Dissent,” said a cardboard sign carried by a young woman wearing a red mask with small portraits of the liberal Supreme Court justice whose Sept 18 death sparked the rush by Republicans to replace her with a conservative.

In Washington, the demonstrators started with a rally at Freedom Plaza, then marched toward Capitol Hill, finishing in front of the Supreme Court, where they were met by a handful of anti-abortion activists.

In one of several speeches at the rally, Sonja Spoo, director of reproductive rights campaigns at Ultraviolet, said she has to chuckle when she hears reporters ask Trump whether he will accept a peaceful transfer of power if he loses his reelection bid.

“When we vote him out, come Nov. 3, there is no choice," said Spoo. "Donald Trump will not get to choose whether he stays in power."

"That is not his power, that is our power. ... We are the hell and high water,” she said.

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"My body, my choice"... but I want to force masks on everybody, lock them in their homes and inject Big Pharma's cocktail into them.

Got it.

And I think the organizers need to work a little bit on the Social Distancing concept, judging by the photos they don't seem to understand the 6 feet concept.

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And I think the organizers need to work a little bit on the Social Distancing concept, judging by the photos they don't seem to understand the 6 feet concept.

It is what it is. Imagine it’s a trump rally or a party in the Rose Garden, you’ll feel better about it.

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"My body, my choice"... but I want to force masks on everybody, lock them in their homes and inject Big Pharma's cocktail into them.

Wow - you manage to conflate the right to abortion with the right not to have an infected person breath the virus all over you and then chuck in some anti-vax nonsense all into a relatively short sentence. I doubt even the best staffers at Russia's Internet Research Agency could achieve this much is a single comment.

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The women can protest all they want ACB will be sitting on the bench in another week or two.

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The women can protest all they want ACB will be sitting on the bench in another week or two.

Meaning?

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Meaning? Rhetorical question?

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Meaning? Rhetorical question?

Are you going to repeat your stance on abortion and hopes they the new Supreme Court will overturn Roe vs Wade or just make random comments and expect everyone else to fill in the gaps and remind you of your inconsistencies afterwards?

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Are you going to repeat your stance on abortion and hopes they the new Supreme Court will overturn Roe vs Wade

She already gave her answer so libs don’t need to worry.

or just make random comments and expect everyone else to fill in the gaps and remind you of your inconsistencies afterwards?

Sorry, always consistent.

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She already gave her answer so libs don’t need to worry.

I asked for your stance, not hers.

Sorry, always consistent.

That’s been proven false countless times.

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I asked for your stance, not hers.

I’m Pro-Life (but you probably figured that out already) but I want a true textualist and constitutionalist on the bench.

That’s been proven false countless times

...and then proven right literally every single time.

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That’s been proven false countless times

...and then proven right literally every single time.

I’m confident Barrett’s judgements will follow a more logical line of reasoning.

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I’m confident Barrett’s judgements will follow a more logical line of reasoning.

Think so as well.

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Covid took the day off? I don’t see any liberal media screaming “superspreader event”

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There are a millions of women who aren’t into aborting children 20 weeks and after. These cultists don’t speak for them. There is something creepy and surreal seeing so many mindless ideologues advocating for infanticide. No compassion or empathy- nothing.

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