Friday 20 January 2017

Love Trumps Hate

NZ was the first country in the world to give women the vote and tomorrow we will be the first to march in solidarity with the Women's March that's taking place in Washington DC to coincide with Trump's inauguration. It's estimated to be the largest inauguration-related demonstration in US history.

If you believe in protecting our rights, safety, health, families and in the strength of diverse communities, then come along tomorrow to the peaceful march from Parliament to Civic Square, followed by the Love Trumps Hate Rally.

I haven't marched since my university days, but as someone deeply appalled by recent political events and their widespread ramifications - yes, even down here at the bottom of the planet - I want to make my voice heard.

It's so good to see NZ joining in this global response - so if you're in Welly, Auckland, Christchurch or Dunedin, or anywhere in the world where there's a march, then join in. You don't have to be a woman either, you just have to believe in promoting equal rights for women and in defending marginalised groups.



  1. Ohh how was it? I really wanted to go but couldn't make it. Good on you Shazzy - I'm very afraid for the next four years.


  2. Hey S, was fabulous. So pleased I went. A great feeling of solidarity. And yes, we should all feel afraid, sadly! But keep smiling lovely - it's all any of us can do!!!




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