Harold Meyerson, Penny Schantz, Linda Burstyn, & Gina Neff

Harold Meyerson is the executive editor of The American ProspectHis email is hmeyerson@prospect.org.

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Penny Schantz a former international representative of the AFL-CIO.

Linda Burstyn is a television writer and longtime liberal and feminist activist. 

Gina Neff is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute and an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Oxford. 

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On Saturday’s Marches

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Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto/Sipa via AP Images Protesters in the Women's March in Los Angeles, California on January 21, 2017. A few quick reports and reactions from Saturday’s spectacularly, if conditionally, successful marches. I say “conditionally,” because, as Bayard Rustin, the organizer of the great 1963 March on Washington, wrote, the path that progressives must take to turn their values into policy is that of protest to politics. Happily, the speakers at virtually every march echoed Rustin’s prescription, urging participants to build organizations in their neighborhoods, work on campaigns, and run for office. Turnout greatly exceeded expectation almost everywhere. Having attended both the Vietnam Moratorium March of November 15, 1969, which has generally been considered the largest demonstration on the National Mall, and Saturday’s Women’s March on the Mall, I’m confident that Saturday’s Women’s march was a good deal larger. Also far more female, with many more kids, and with its...