On January 21, 2017, the day after Donald Trump was sworn in as President of the United States, the Women’s March on Washington took place in Washington, D.C. in support of women’s rights.
To support our brothers and sisters from the United States and around the world, representatives from SEIU Healthcare’s leadership, staff and membership travelled to Washington D.C. to participate in this monumental event.
Alongside 500,000 marchers in Washington, and millions of others around the world, our SEIU Healthcare sisters made their voices heard and presence felt while taking a stand for what they deserve.
“Our experience in Washington was one of hope, love and true solidarity,” said SEIU Healthcare President Sharleen Stewart. “It was a day I will cherish and remember for the rest of my life.”
Plans for this march were initiated on November 9, 2016, one day after Election Day in the United States, in reaction to Trump's rhetoric during the campaign, which many believed to be divisive, racist and misogynistic.
“We sent a clear message that Canada will never tolerate the types of politics witnessed in the United States during their past election cycle,” said Stewart. “We left Washington inspired and believing that love truly does trump all that is evil.”