One year after tens of thousands of people turned out to protest the election of U.S. President Donald Trump, many were back at it again across the country. When Michele attended the Women's March a year ago, she left her kids at home with their dad, Jason.
The march was held during the first day of a partial government shutdown, after Republicans and Democrats in the Senate came to a standoff on immigration.
"Last year was a rallying cry for a lot of women who wanted their voices to be heard", said Emily Patton, a spokesperson for the Women's March.
The event features a slate of big names in the world of liberal activism: Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood; Melissa Harris-Perry, a professor and former MSNBC host; congressman and civil rights era icon John Lewis, D-Ga.; Alicia Garza of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Scarlett Johansson on Saturday said, "I want my pin back, by the way", alluding to Globe victor James Franco who wore the Time's Up pin at the awards, but was later accused of sexual misconduct by five women.
Some skewered the concept of a pro-Trump Women's March. "Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!" tweeted Trump.
"I think when women see visible women's leadership, bold and fierce, going up against a very racist, sexist, misogynist administration, it gives you a different level of courage that you may not have felt you had", she said.
The march in Cleveland on an unseasonably warm and sunny winter day appeared largely united in opposition to Trump and the policies he's pursued during his first year in the White House.
The event, she said, was about channeling women's energy and "putting that power in the polls".
"We want to continue the fight to resist this President and the policies we're against", said Sara Piper, 59, a geologist from Reston, Virginia.
The National Mall was filled with more than its usual crowd of tourists and joggers Saturday morning as protesters descended on the space in front of the Lincoln Memorial for the one-year anniversary of the Women's March.
One thing that hasn't changed, organizers say, is the anger that was on display past year. Actress Viola Davis addressed members of the Los Angeles crowd, many of whom carried signs like "Real news, fake president".
The largest of the marches on Sunday was expected to take place in Las Vegas, but others were scheduled in Seattle, Miami, Phoenix and many other cities across the country and around the world. Those guiding principles, she said, make it possible for more communities to mobilize around issues that are most important to them.
She added: Power to the peaceful, power to the people.