California Senate Kamala Harris, who was among dozens of speakers at the packed Women's March in Washington, struck a defiant tone in her words to the sea of people dotted with pink hats.
"When I look at this incredible crowd today I know one thing ... even if are not sitting in the White House ... even if you don't run a corporate super PAC ... you have the power and we the people have the power," the Indian-American Harris said.
Harris emphasised that “all issues are women's issues” while being consistent with the theme of other speeches at the event.
"We are tired as women of being relegated to simply being thought of as a particular constituency or demographic," she said.
California's newest Democratic senator Harris said women’s issues are the same as those that impact all Americans.
“We all know the truth,” she said. “If you are a woman trying to raise a family, you know a good paying job is a women’s issue.”
Many of those protesting in Los Angeles said they felt threatened not only as women but also religious and ethnic minorities.
Many protesters wore the bright pink knit “pussyhats” to mock Trump and that have become a symbol of the march.