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01/21/2017 12:21 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2017

Lawmakers Show Solidarity With Women's March On Washington

Some marched with family members or people from their districts.

Several lawmakers turned out for the Women’s March on Washington Saturday.

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) showed up to support the estimated half a million women in the nation’s capital. 

Some members of Congress shared the personal reasons why they marched, including Reps. Diana DeGette (D-Co.) and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), who marched with women from their districts. Rep. Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.) marched with his “sister,” Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), and Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, the first Mexican-American congresswoman, said she marched for “all women.”

Others sent messages of solidarity to the marchers, including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

Kevin Donahue, Washington D.C.’s deputy mayor for public safety and justice, said organizers of the march estimated half a million people turned out for the event. Crowds also turned out to protest in other places around the world, including London, New York, Chicago and Antarctica.

CORRECTION: This post has been updated to reflect Serrano marched with a fellow Congressman.

 
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