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01/20/2017 10:26 am ET Updated Jan 20, 2017

On Trump's Inauguration Day, Lawmakers Encourage Americans To Take Action

They said to be "louder than ever" and "never stop struggling."

As the inaugural festivities kicked off for President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence, lawmakers encouraged Americans to take action.

President Barack Obama asked his followers on Twitter to share what matters most to them, saying he “won’t stop” working.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) posted a video to his Facebook page acknowledging that Friday is a “tough day” for many Americans, including himself.

“Our response has got to be not to throw up our hands in despair, not to give up, but in fact to fight back as effectively and as vigorously as we can,” Sanders said. 

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) suggested political action could help calm any “anxiety or fear or sadness” people feel about the new president.

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said a “determination to fight” is “needed.”

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) called on people to be “louder than ever” about several issues. 

In a Facebook post, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) told people to “never stop struggling.”

 

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) also called for people to take action.

Protests are taking place around Washington, D.C. on Friday, and the Women’s March on Washington will take place less than 24 hours later. Solidarity marches will also be held across the country on Saturday.

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