On January 20, 2018, Women's March Bay Area will unite in San Jose and San Francisco to reaffirm our commitment to building a positive and just future for all, and to celebrate the spirit of resistance efforts over the past year. This rally is designed to engage and empower all people to support women's rights, human rights, social and environmental justice, and to encourage participation in 2018 midterm elections.
HEAR OUR VOTE!
San Francisco & San Jose, CA – Women’s March Bay Area (WMBA) today announces plans for action on Saturday, January 20th, 2018 – ‘Hear Our Vote.’ Save the date to activate and engage in San Francisco and San Jose.
Since the historic Women’s March on January 21, 2017, where hundreds of thousands of folks showed up across the Bay Area, WMBA has been working to turn a moment into a movement. Next January’s actions will focus on getting out the vote in the 2018 midterm elections. The year will focus on getting more women and allies into office and other leadership positions, with actions focused on voter registration, voter mobilization, supporting women running for office, and electing more women in more offices.
“The San Francisco march was the very last of hundreds of sister marches across the US last January, and watching folks pour through the streets under a downpour of rain, with a pink-lit City Hall in the background lit a fire in me and many others,”said Sophia Andary co-lead of Women’s March San Francisco. “We had great local representation at the Women’s Convention in Detroit and can say without hesitation that the energy and work of women are changing this country.”
Women’s March is a female-led movement providing intersectional education on a range of issues and creating entry points for new grassroots activists & organizers to engage with/in their local communities through trainings, outreach programs and events. The focus on voter education, voter outreach, and voter empowerment are encompassed in the actions’ theme, “Hear Our Vote!”
“Last year’s election compelled many of us to a level of action and activism that has changed our lives and our communities, forging connections across groups that have otherwise been siloed,” said Jenny Bradanini, co-lead of Women’s March San Jose. “As is clear from the unprecedented number of women candidates this cycle, the grassroots movement has taken hold. First we marched, now we run!”
The WMBA marches are two of eighteen planned across California that day, the state’s part of a national movement to unify and empower those who stand for women’s rights, human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all.
WHAT: Women’s March Bay Area March “Hear Our Vote” March and Rally
WHEN: Saturday, January 20th, 2018
CONTACT: Martha Shaughnessy
Martha@womensmarchbayarea.org - 415.987.0285
On January 20, 2018, Women's March San Francisco will unite along with multiple other cities in California (and other states) to reaffirm our commitment to building a positive and just future for all, and to celebrate the spirit of resistance efforts over the past year. This rally and march is designed to engage and empower all people to support women's rights, human rights, civil rights, disability rights, LGBTQIA rights, workers rights, immigrant rights, reproductive rights, Indigenous people's rights and social and environmental justice, and tenant’s rights. Our feminism must be intersectional and we must continue to organize as such.
We want to encourage participation in 2018 midterm elections and help provided resources for people to Organize Locally, Register to Vote, Vote, Women Run For Office (especially WOC), and Elect Progressive Women & Allies.
HEAR OUR VOTE! First we Marched and Now we Run!
The January 20, 2018 march in San Francisco will be one of many worldwide events honoring the movement that brought out 5 million marchers on January 21, 2017, in what is considered the largest single-day demonstration in U.S. history.
Join us on January 20th at 12 PM to rally at Civic Center Plaza and then at 2 PM we will march down Market Street to the Embarcadero.
More information to come as we get closer to the event.
WHO IS INVITED?
Everyone who believes in a positive and just future. Who stand together for human rights, civil liberties and social justice for all.
IS THE RALLY AND MARCH ACCESSIBLE TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES?
Yes. We are making every effort to ensure accessibility. We will have an accessibility area in front of the stage. We will also have an ASL interpreter up on stage.
IS THE RALLY AND MARCH KID FRIENDLY?
Yes. We encourage everyone who shares the same values to attend.
HOW CAN I HELP:
Please donate to help cover cost of the Jan 20 rally & march and actions/events for 2018 for Women's March Bay Area - San Francisco and San Jose: https://
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Promotion: 30% Off Official Women’s March Bay Area Store (SF & SJ) using code "ZWOMENSMARCH”
HOW TO GET CONNECTED AND GET INFORMED:
The Women's March Bay Area (SF & SJ) is committed to creating transformative intersectional social change. We recognize that there is no true peace, freedom, or inclusion without equity for all. To find out more about visit www.womensmarchbayarea.org
The 2018 Women's March is a planned rally and follow-up to the 2017 Women's March, scheduled to take place on January 20th and 21, 2018. Demonstrations and marches are expected nationwide, primarily on January 20th. The central event is scheduled for the following day in Las Vegas. Emerging themes of the 2018 events are voting and women running for office. The Women's Marches are coinciding with Impeachment Marches, also being held worldwide.
In California, marches and rallies are planned for Saturday, January 20, in Sacramento, San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Cruz. The march in Santa Cruz will include art installations. A march is planned for Sunday, January 21 in Redding.
Women's March 2018
Saturday, January 20 at 11 AM - 2 PM PST
San Jose City Hall
200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113
San Jose Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/295462617609610/
San Jose Eventbrite Page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-march-2018-san-jose-tickets-39716001630
Join us as our community unites in support of human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all. On the anniversary of the historic 2017 Women's March, we kick off a commitment to education, action and engagement leading up to the 2018 mid-term elections. #HearOurVote #PowerToThePolls
The 2018 Women's March will begin at 11:00 a.m. at San Jose City Hall. We’ll march approximately one mile down Santa Clara Street to Arena Green East (near the SAP Center) for a rally with speakers, music and food. This is planned as a peaceful, non-partisan and family-friendly event.
During the rally, visit our Call to Action Alley and talk with representatives from 40 non-profit, community organizations to learn about their programs and services. Register to vote and learn about more "March Into Action" events happening locally throughout January.
WHY DO I NEED TICKETS? Your registration on Eventbrite helps us to better plan for everyone's safety and comfort. (The actual tickets are not required.)
HOW CAN I HELP? This is a 100% volunteer, grassroots event. Please donate to help us cover our costs and fund initiatives aligned with our mission.
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FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/299702777200197/
The mission of Women’s March Sacramento is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change. Women's March Sacramento is a women-led movement providing intersectional activism on a diverse range of issues specific to California's legislative center, Sacramento and surrounding communities. Women's March Sacramento is committed to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity and respect.
In 2017 we marched and made our voices heard. This year we expand upon our work to engage youth, uplift women leaders, advocate for gender equity and stand together against voter suppression and for fair protection of all human rights.
This January 20th, 2018, join us as we march from Southside Park to the California State to build lasting and meaningful change.
2018 March Details
Date: January 20th, 2018
Time: 10AM - 3PM
Starting Location: Southside Park
Ending Location: Capitol Building
We will gather at Southside Park between 6th and 8th Streets. From the Park, we will walk west on T Street to 5th Street, then north on 5th to Capitol Mall, then east to the Capitol building where the rally will convene on the West Steps.