The Women’s March on Washington: Why I’m Attending

  1. To support women.
    Women are equal partners in our democracy. Women deserve the freedom to choose, to have equal education, equal opportunity and equal pay for equal work, regardless of gender, religion, race. In addition, issues that benefit women and men equally have my full support: support for the pillars of family (housing, healthcare,childcare, healthcare), freedom to marry, regardless of gender, religion, race.
  2. To show that men support women.
    I believe that men should be equal partners to women, which means we men must embrace the support role in a meaningful way, in the family, in the workplace, and in the public arena. In the inverse, I believe that men should stand up for justice in crimes against women.
  3. To honor women in my life.
    I am lucky to have amazing women in my life: my amazing mother, Jeannette Park, one of the first women in Korea to earn a medical degree. (Please read my post about her.) My sister, Jean Park, a single mom who earned a law degree while raising two amazing daughters. Jessica Greene, the life partner of my brother, Hubert, who built a national reputation in public health while raising two similarly amazing daughters. My wife, Allison Thrush, who has been my true partner and soul mate in creating the joyful and fulfilling life we have together with our two sons, Ben and Elliott, who are attending the March for the same reasons I am.
  4. To send a message.
    Three groups need to witness the breadth and depth of the March:
    1. Republican Members of Congress who won with narrow margins. We are watching you.
    2. Progressive Members of Congress. We have your backs.
    3. We, the voting majority, who lost the Electoral College and are marching across the nation; we are together, in our diversity, working toward common goals.




Founder of Allie: Critical Infrastructure for the Volunteer Economy. Former 2021 Candidate for NYC Mayor.

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Founder of Allie: Critical Infrastructure for the Volunteer Economy. Former 2021 Candidate for NYC Mayor.

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