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Here's What We Did On Inauguration Day


HuffPost and Bustle, in partnership with Bold, created a day for action.






01/23/2017 07:17 pm ET

















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Michael Moore speaking at the Watch Us Run event this past Friday.










Instead of watching President Donald Trump be sworn in on Friday, HuffPost Women and Bustle, in partnership with Bold, put together a non-partisan Inauguration Day event in D.C. Watch Us Run was a day of action, laughter, planning ― and a few silly photos. 


The event was filled with great discussions about resilience, solidarity and sisterhood. Speakers included humanitarian and actor Ashley Judd, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore, comedian and author Phoebe Robinson, actor and author Amber Tamblyn, Mother of the Movement Lucy McBath and more. 


Throughout the day, panelists discussed how to grassroots organize, how to run for political office and the responsibility artists and the media have in the time of Trump. 





One highlight of the day came during Moore’s keynote speech when the filmmaker laid out his blueprint for resisting what he sees as the negative policy implications of the Trump presidency. 


“I want every one of us to commit ― starting today if you can, but certainly starting on Monday ― that you make a part of your daily routine to call Congress,” Moore urged. 



“Individually you all have to take a stand... We are now in the Trump era,” he said. “You’re going to have to put some serious thought into putting yourself on the line.”  





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Actress Ashley Judd speaks during a Huffington Post/Bustle event called "Watch Us Run" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016.

Another highlight came during Judd’s one-on-one chat with Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.). Judd ―  a three-time rape survivor ― gave voice to thousands of women across the country who have been impacted by Trump’s rise by sharing her personal story of being re-triggered by Trump’s election. 



“It’s not OK,” Judd said. “For me, it’s not about the wall, it’s not about any of that stuff. It’s about, you voted for a pussy grabber. You voted for someone who calls his wife a piece of ass, whose daughter is his favorite sex symbol. It really boils down, to me, to the sexual assault and misogyny piece.”


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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: (L-R) Emma Gray, Amber Tamblyn, Erin Darke, Jackie Cruz, Phoebe Robinson and Sophia Wallace speak during a Huffington Post/Bustle event called "Watch Us Run" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***













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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Various scenes from the Huffington Post/Bustle event "Watch Us Run" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***













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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Michael Moore speaks during a Huffington Post/Bustle event called "Watch Us Run" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***













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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: (L-R) Sophia Wallace, Phoebe Robinson, Erin Darke, Jackie Cruz, Amber Tamblyn and Emma Gray during a Huffington Post/Bustle event called "Watch Us Run" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***













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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Congresswoman Barbara Lee speaks during a Huffington Post/Bustle event called "Watch Us Run" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***














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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Michael Moore speaks during a Huffington Post/Bustle event called "Watch Us Run" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***













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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: HuffPost Editor In Chief Lydia Polgreen moderates a panel on media during a Huffington Post/Bustle event called "Watch Us Run" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***













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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Live event painter Jamie Peterson during a Huffington Post/Bustle event called "Watch Us Run" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***













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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Erin Darke speaks during a Huffington Post/Bustle event called "Watch Us Run" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***













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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Mothers Of The Movement's Lucia McBath speaks during a Huffington Post/Bustle event called "Watch Us Run" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***














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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Sophia Wallace speaks during a Huffington Post/Bustle event called "Watch Us Run" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***













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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Various scenes from the Huffington Post/Bustle event "Watch Us Run" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***













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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Lady Parts Justice Founder Lizz Winstead speaks during a panel at the Huffington Post/Bustle event called "Watch Us Run" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***













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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Aisha Moodie-Mills speaks during a Huffington Post/Bustle event called "Watch Us Run" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***













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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Various scenes from the Huffington Post/Bustle event "Watch Us Run" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***














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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Columnist Keli Goff speaks during a Huffington Post/Bustle event called "Watch Us Run" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***













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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Amber Tamblyn speaks during a Huffington Post/Bustle event called "Watch Us Run" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***













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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Bustle Executive Editor Julie Alvin moderates a panel
    during a Huffington Post/Bustle event called "Watch Us Run" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***













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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Women's March co-chair Bob Bland during a Huffington Post/Bustle event called "Watch Us Run" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***













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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Marilinda Garcia and Sandra Fluke speak during a Huffington Post/Bustle event called "Watch Us Run" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***














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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Carrie Sheffield moderates a panel during a Huffington Post/Bustle event called "Watch Us Run" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***













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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: (L-R) Sandra Fluke, Marilinda Garcia, Aisha Moodie-Mills, Erin Cutraro, Evan McMullin and Christine Quinn during a Huffington Post/Bustle event called "Watch Us Run" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***













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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Various scenes from the Huffington Post/Bustle event "Watch Us Run" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***













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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Noor Tagouri speaks during a Huffington Post/Bustle event called "Watch Us Run" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***













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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Zainab Salbi speaks during a Huffington Post/Bustle event called "Watch Us Run" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***














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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Michael Moore walks with Congreswoman Barbara Lee during a Huffington Post/Bustle event called "Watch Us Run" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***













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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Christine Quinn speaks during a Huffington Post/Bustle event called "Watch Us Run" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***













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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Michael Moore walks on stage at a Huffington Post/Bustle event called "Watch Us Run" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***










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