We take this opportunity to record resistance to the current administration's policies. These are the times when, together, we spoke out to stand for love, respect, and the earth.
Did you attend a demonstration? Or help organize one? We want to add it to the map. Currently, we are accepting submissions via mentions to @CountLoveOrg on Twitter. To help us validate submissions, please fill out the form below. We'll compose a Tweet using your information that we can automatically parse.
Many of our initial estimates for the Women's March and immigration/travel ban rallies come from the Crowd Counting Consortium. We are also crawling local news sites, compiling information by hand for marches that we know about, and relying on tweets to @CountLoveOrg for marches that we aren't yet aware of. For our visualizations, we use Google's geocoder to translate reported locations into latitude and longitude coordinates, and we draw maps using OpenStreetMap and Leaflet.
We try to link each reported demonstration to a local newspaper story or tv news report. We mark events that have been reported, but that we have not yet found a story or report for, as "unverified" and hide them by default.
Demonstrations represent one way to communicate to our elected leaders. Yet, it's easy to lose track of exactly where and when protests took place and how many people participated. Additionally, even if a thorough data source did exist (to our knowledge, one does not), searching through and visualizing individual records can be quite a daunting task. We hope that keeping a factual record of ongoing demonstrations and making this data more accessible helps citizens, journalists, and politicians make more compelling cases for a diverse, empathetic, and kind country.