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Can the Women’s March become a sustainable political movement?




Participants seen during the Women's March on January 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Downtown Los Angeles for the Women's March in protest after the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
Participants seen during the Women's March on January 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Downtown Los Angeles for the Women's March in protest after the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
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The final numbers are still not in, but Saturday’s women’s marches have broken records already.

And comparisons are already being drawn, to the Tea Party Movement, to Occupy Wall Street, and to the feminist movement. If you were out for Saturday's anti-President Trump march in Downtown LA, the size of the crowd and the varied messages probably led you to ponder what comes next.

Does opposition to the President lead to a new Tea Party-like political movement within liberalism, or something more diffuse?

Guests: 

Cathleen Decker, political columnist for the Los Angeles Times, where she’s been writing about this weekend’s women’s marches

Karsonya "Kaye" Wise Whitehead,  Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American studies at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland. Her teaching and research focuses on the intersections of race, class, and gender

Kate Zernike, national correspondent for The New York Times and author of “Boiling Mad: Behind the Lines In Tea Party America