Portland, OR. Nonprofit social media platforms were flooded with photos of the Portland Women’s March. Organizations like the YWCA, Young Nonprofit Professionals, American Federation of Teachers and American Jewish World Service promoted the walk to their members. An estimated 100,000 people showed up. Portland police said the march was “100% peaceful.” Now organizers are interested to find out what happens next in the movement. Some marchers are pledging to become more active defending their beliefs; others plan to run for office. Many nonprofits have seen a surge in donations, including those focused on women’s health and the environment.
Large crowds also gathered in Bend and Eugene’s march closed streets, according to news reports. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown joined marchers in Salem.