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Women's March 2.0: How fiery emotions became fuel for activism - The Denver Post

January 19, 2018  |  Danika Worthington, The Denver Post  |  Link to article

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"The emotions that sparked the first large [Women's March] became focused as people created new advocacy groups or bolstered those already existing.

Heading into Saturday’s march, the legislative priorities of Trump’s administration are no longer unknown. The energy that ebbed and flowed with the news cycle in the past year may have morphed, but some activists argue it’s stronger.

'What has happened is that people who got energized a year ago are still energized because they still (see) the inequities in the country,' said Sharon Bridgeforth, president of Together Colorado. 'A lot of times, it just fuels you to continue on...'

Although groups began popping up, they’re building on the work of existing organizations, which across the board saw a jump in engagement...

'People want to do something,' said Sharon Bridgeforth, president of Together Colorado, which focuses on a wide swath of social-justice issues. 'We’re very grateful for that because our work is so large, we need as many people — folks we call the people on the battlefield — to get things on.'"

This article originally published on January 17, 2018, from The Denver Post. It has been formatted for publication on Together Colorado's latest news page. 

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