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. 

The march took place simultaneously with more than 600 marches across the world. The largest happened in Washington, D.C. with 500,000 people. USA Today reported 2.6 million people marched on Saturday worldwide.

The Portland March took place simultaneously with more than 600 marches across the world. The largest happened in Washington, D.C. with 500,000 people. USA Today reported 2.6 million people marched, worldwide.

More than 50,000 people signed up for the historic event in Portland, which started with a rally at 11 a.m. at Waterfront Park.

Many church organizations joined in the historic event in Portland, which started with a rally at 11 a.m. at Waterfront Park.

Marchers carried homemade signs; the crowd was diverse, with families, children, people with disabilities, and dogs.

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Portland Police helped manage traffic. The Women’s March Portland was one of 20 sister events in Oregon.

Large crowds also gathered in Bend and Eugene’s march closed streets, according to news reports. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown joined marchers in Salem.

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