IT BEGINS: Women's March on Washington planned for January 21


Reports of a Women's March on Washington started appearing on Friday night. Within hours, tens of thousands had signed up for it. And the numbers are growing quickly.    

Shock turns to steely determination. And steely determination turns to mass organizing.

Thousands of women — and like minded men — are planning to march in Washington, D.C. over inauguration weekend to voice their opposition to Donald Trump.

It started about 24 hours ago, and already, a national Facebook page isn't enough. There are state-specific organizing pages in fifteen states.

Equally of note is this: An open letter to Our Nation from 100 women of color leaders.

This is just the beginning of what will be a determined effort on the part of Democrats and progressives to defend their principles in the face of rightwing dominance of the U.S. government.

And their numbers are significant: More than 60 million Americans chose Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, giving her a popular vote victory that is more than just symbolic. It is a message to the incoming Trump administration that they cannot run roughshod over Democratic values.