Progressive Power: Rally And Organize Over Inauguration Weekend

As Donald Trump takes the oath of office on January 20, progressives will not be accepting this new administration with open arms. Americans from across the nation will be coming to Washington D.C. to resist the spread of hate, racism, sexism, and xenophobia that has followed the Trump campaign and administration-to-be.

Join Generation Progress Action and our progressive allies at one (or two or three) of these incredible events happening in Washington D.C. January 20-22.

Inauguration Weekend Map

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Rally for Humanity | 10AM — 1PM | Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
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Join activists from across the country as we convene on the National Mall, to Rally for Humanity during the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. The purpose of this gathering is to show resistance to the intolerance and injustice occurring across country that has been exacerbated by the 2016 presidential election. Moreover, we want to reinforce, that we expect all branches of government to serve and protect all citizens regardless of their identities.

We Are Progress: The Trump Resistance Bootcamp (Generation Progress Action) | 12PM — 6PM | George Washington University
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Join us in Washington D.C. on January 20 for a dynamic one-day youth training event to help equip progressive Millennials with the issue strategies and skills necessary to mount an effective resistance against the Trump Administration. Workshops will include trainings on issue-based resistance — with such topics as immigration, higher education, civil rights, climate and energy, and health care — and skills-based resistance, including sessions on citizen-lobbying, earned media tactics, and how young people can run for public office.


The People’s Inauguration (NAACP) | 9AM | Howard University
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Leaders of the youth wing of the civil right organization, along with partners in Justice League New York and the Empowerment Movement will join together at the “People’s Inauguration” rally. The rally will re-unite allies and partners who helped register thousands of new and young voters during the 2016 election with the goal to launch a new era of activism and protest against potential threats from the presidency of Donald J. Trump. During the meeting, attendees will begin collaborating to unite together and stand for a progressive policy agenda in the coming months and years.

Women’s March on Washington | 10AM | Intersection of Independence Avenue and Third Street SW
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In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.

#WeRise Teach-In (Public Citizen) | 1:30PM — 8:30PM | 1500 Harvard St. NW
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On the day after inauguration, we are providing a safe, warm space for folks coming to the Women’s March — and other progressive events taking place inauguration weekend — to gain a deeper understanding of the critical challenges facing our nation, find ways to plug into grassroots campaigns that tackle those challenges, connect with people from a vast array of movements and acquire skills to become more effective organizers at home.

Roll Up Your Sleeves | 5PM — 6:30PM | 1602 U St. NW
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‘Roll Up Your Sleeves’ will bring together citizens, activists, experts and organizers on the evening of January 21 to talk about how – concretely – we can defend our fundamental freedoms and values over the next four years. The Women’s March on Washington offers a unique opportunity to bring people together from around the country to talk about what steps we can take.


Getting Ready to Run (Emily’s List) | 9AM — 12PM | Downtown Washington D.C.
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Local offices are ground zero for legislation aimed at stripping our rights, disenfranchising progressive voters, and ensuring a Republican majority for generations. We need to stop it. We need women running for every office at every level. We need you talking to your neighbors, organizing your communities, debating your opponents, changing the conversation — and winning.

Women’s March Day 2: Action and Advocacy Training | 9AM — 3PM | Dupont, Washington D.C.
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Looking for ways to deepen your activism after the Women’s March? There’s a big fight ahead of us, and we need all hands on deck! Generation Progress, Ms. Foundation, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and United State of Women invite you to a day of trainings and policy breakouts to educate and empower participants and build a network out of this momentous event.

For more on traveling to and within the city of Washington D.C. during the busy inauguration weekend, visit If you’ll be spending time in D.C., these businesses are donating a portion of their profits made over inauguration weekend to local and national non-profits.

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