City-Wide Turnout For Women’s March LA 2020
Congresswoman Maxine Waters speaks to the Women’s March LA crowd and praises those who attended for continuing to speak out against the presidency since the march’s beginnings in 2017. (Marisa Martinez courtesy photo)
Presented By Women’s March Foundation
300,000 Women and Allies Marched and Gathered in Support of Women’s Rights
Today, more than 300,000 women and allies marched and gathered in downtown Los Angeles at Women’s March LA 2020, presented by Women’s March Foundation.
“The voices of hundreds of thousands of women and their allies rang loud and clear across Los Angeles in support of women’s rights,” said Emiliana Guereca, president of Women’s March Foundation. “Supporters of the Women’s March Foundation have made it clear that the next President of the United States must have an agenda to advance women’s rights.”
The 4th annual Women’s March LA began with a rally and march from Pershing Square to Los Angeles City Hall. Following the March, First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom opened a program at City Hall featuring powerful speeches and performances.
In the 2018 midterm election, a record-breaking 103 women were elected to Congress and have risen to assert powerful and courageous leadership in every area from the economy to foreign policy to government accountability. Women’s March LA 2020 celebrated these accomplishments and raised awareness of the important work done by community organizations throughout the year registering and educating voters, mobilizing communities, equipping youth for civic engagement and empowering women to run for office.
“In 2020 Women’s March Foundation is excited to take the women’s movement beyond marching and toward large scale social change,” said Guereca. “We plan to register 100,000 new voters, host a Women’s March Conference and raise funds for a Women’s Building – a re-imagined feminist mecca of the 1970s that will offer a space for women to create, advocate and better their communities.”
On January 21, 2017, the Women’s March was the largest single-day protest in U.S. history with more than seven million women and allies marching throughout the world. More than one million of those marching for gender justice and equality marched in Los Angeles. Women’s March Foundation grew from that initial moment and has organized a march for women’s rights in LA each year since, with over 2.2 million marchers taking part.
Women’s March Foundation was proud to partner with Courage California, Lyft, MARK and SameSide to present Women’s March LA 2020.
More information on Women’s March Foundation, and their yearlong work, can be found here: www.womensmarchfoundation.org.