In Pictures: The Women’s March on Jackson

By on January 21, 2017

JACKSON HOLE, WY – Jackson Hole was among hundreds of locales, in all 50 states and in countries on all seven continents, where people peacefully demonstrated in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington.

Cole Buckhart photo

According to organizers, WMW is a grassroots effort to protest the agenda of President Donald Trump and to support women’s rights, human rights and protecting the environment. Similar to the D.C. turnout, estimated at half a million people—more than twice what organizers expected, the small town of Jackson also witnessed remarkable attendance. While around 200 people had accepted Facebook event invites as of Saturday morning, more than 500 gathered at the Town Square and twice that number—an estimated more than 1,000 people—participated in the 10-block march.

Jackson wasn’t the only Cowboy State town teeming with young and old “nasty women” and their male counterparts. Marches ensued across the state of Wyoming. In Cheyenne, around 2,000 people demonstrated. In Casper, where a caravan of 20 Jacksonites marched, the crowd swelled to more than 700 people. There were also marches held in Lander (350 people), Pinedale (150 demonstrators) and Cody saw a turnout of around 500 people.

In the neighboring community of Driggs, Idaho, organizers estimated almost 1,000 people at its march. The Spud State hosted marches in seven other towns and cities.

Massive support for these efforts stems from people’s widespread alarm about Trump’s incendiary rhetoric attacking women, minorities, immigrants and the environment. The new president appears ready to implement some of his promises. On Friday, in the hours following Trump’s oath of office, WhiteHouse.gov immediately wiped pages from its “Issues” section on LGBT rights, civil rights, climate change and health care, The Daily Beast reported. His first order of business as POTUS on Friday was signing an executive order to fast-track the repeal of the Affordable Care Act despite there being no alternative in the works.

Before his inauguration, on Thursday, The Washington Post reported Trump is facing one of the earliest resistance movements to ever greet a new president.

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About Robyn Vincent

Robyn is the editor of Jackson Hole Snowboarder Magazine and former editor of Planet Jackson Hole. When she's not sweating deadlines, she likes to travel the world with her notebook and camera in hand. Follow her on Twitter @TheNomadicHeart

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