Together with US citizens in over 100 cities, MS Gulf Coast citizens of all ages, races, genders and abilities sent a message to our leaders and the world following the 2016 election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America, that the United States stands for values of human decency, equal rights and freedom from discrimination. The Gulf Coast Women’s March and the Women’s Marches across the country showcased the strength and wisdom that our country has to offer when we embrace our neighbors and our difference and come together to promote the common good.

Spearheaded by local advocacy organizations including Mississippi Rising Coalition, the march brought together people across the region, particularly women of all backgrounds, races, religions, ages and abilities, as well as communities of immigrants, people of color, and people who identify as LGBTQIA.