At a rally Saturday against House Republican attacks on funding for women's health services, co-emcee Mary Alice Carr asked anyone in the crowd under 30 to cheer. "It went on for at least a minute," Shelby Knox, who had been about to go onstage, told me today. "It shook the stage."
I saw for myself at Saturday's event, which drew an estimated 6,000 people to protest the elimination of Title X, which provides funding for contraception, sex education, and cancer screenings, and the specific defunding of Planned Parenthood, from the House's proposed budget. Young women, and plenty of men, dominated the audience — and the stage. There were also "walks for choice" all over the country, which began online.