Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal of Washington State posted a note on Facebook today about her background as an immigrant, the new President, the movement, and the march.
I am not in Washington, D.C. today for Trump’s inauguration ceremonies. Instead, I’m back home in my district, having conversations with people who are fearful about their futures in this country. President Trump poses an enormous threat to millions of Americans. It can get overwhelming to think of all the damage he and his administration could inflict.
On Saturday, I’ll be marching in the women’s march in Washington, D.C., breathing in the power and solidarity of diverse people drawn together by the core belief that we matter. Our voices matter.
Wherever you are, I hope you join a march. I hope you link arms with the men and women around you, and remind yourself of what we are fighting for: our vision for a just America that lifts everyone up together. This movement that we’ve built together became stronger through struggle. It’s stronger than hate or fear. We’re going to fight for what we know is right: a more just, welcoming America where anyone can live their version of the American dream, no matter who they are or where they’re from.