Record Low Turnout Expected For D.C. Women's March

Posted: Jan 17, 2020 3:30 PM
Record Low Turnout Expected For D.C. Women's March

Source: AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

The Women's March is set to take place on Saturday. Some wintry weather is expected to dampen turnout at the fourth annual event being held in the nation's capital. Much like the current crop of Democratic candidates, the various activists and affiliates that once participated in the demonstration have recently begun turning on one another, as any coalition of radical leftists tends to do. 

This year, a week-long program "that includes a story slam, brunch with drag queens and civil disobedience training for activists" was held in the run up to Saturday's event, according to a report by The Washington Post. Other events include a "gathering" to discuss climate change and the "Feminist Agenda for a Green New Deal" as well as a training session on immigration, titled "Solidarity And The Immigration Justice Movement." 

After years of infighting and anti-Semitic controversies, three of the four co-chairs parted ways with the group in Sep. 2019. The national women's organization was previously led by a small contingent of New York-based radical activists, who were accused, shockingly, of not representing the interests of women nationwide. In July, a new group of board members who hail from different parts of the country were chosen to lead the group. The fourth co-chair, a so-called Latina activist who organizes against mass incarceration, stayed on board. Letting rapists and other violent criminals back onto the streets must be in the best interests of women all across America. 

Even the Democratic National Committee had to disassociate themselves from the radical organization in Jan. 2019 because of the group's refusal to sever ties with known anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan. But in Farrakhan's defense, the leader argues he's not an anti-Semite but rather an "anti-Termite." 

According to the The Washington Post, a permit issued by the National Park Service indicates the group is expecting a turnout of only 3,000 to 10,000 participants, which would be a steep decline from previous years. Saturday's marchers will assemble at Freedom Plaza, and then make their way towards the White House. Once there, demonstrators will play a video featuring the group's leaders reading the two articles of impeachment against President Trump and then dance and sing along to the Chilean feminist song, "Un violador en tu camino," which translates into English as "A Rapist in Your Path." 

So the Women's March went from advocating the narrow interests of a small group of radical activists in New York to representing rape victims in Chile. In a country of around 330 million people, even 3,000 people seems like way too many.