Watch | Kids want their voices heard, tooOf the some 500,000 men and women who turned out for the Women's March on Washington Saturday, a surprising number were children.
A group of about 50 middle schoolers from San Fernando, California, traveled to attend both President Trump's inauguration and the Women's March.
Generally, 12-year-old Henry doesn't feel like he has a voice in the political process.
"But that's why I'm here so that I can have a voice, somewhere."
His classmate Arthur agreed.
"I do believe I can make a difference, as everybody once was a 12-year-old."
Cecelia, 13, marched with her siblings and cousins. "One voice can change the whole world," Cecelia said.
You just got to keep on smiling because no one can hate you if you keep smiling.
While this Women's March was an eye-opening experience for many young people attending a protest for the first time, others, like Martha Pressley-Turner, have been advocating for women's rights for decades. Pressley-Turner has protested everything from the Equal Rights Amendment to abortion laws, and on Saturday, offered this piece of advice to a new generation of feminists.
Many parents brought their kids. Kara Hinkley and her four-year-old daughter Maev came from Edenton, North Carolina, to encourage their local leaders to consider "progressive policies that protect our kids."