The holidays mean slow news…although I’ll be watching for actions that might be appropriate.
Meanwhile, plan to attend the 2nd Annual Women’s March in downtown Los Angeles on January 20 – marches will take place nationwide, so if you are going to be in another city on January 20, check out FB.. I was at the first march in L.A. with my husband Phil. There were 750,000 marchers and I’m hoping for an even better turnout. Below are last years train instructions to Pershing Square. I’ll update if the info changes. I promise it is easy to take either SCV Metrolink OR the train from the Valley. One reason is that there are a whole lot of marchers on the same train, and they know where they are going. If our movement maintains its strength, a gazillion people will attend, so it can get pretty crowded. It was worth it for us. We took a train going backward from Lankershim to the beginning of the line, which ensured that we had a seat going forward! Going home finding seats was much easier. The below note is lifted from the Women’s March website Oh, also, the event starts at 9am
but my experience is that 9am is when the speeches start. People don’t start moving until a little later. So aiming at arrival by between 10 and 11 should work. I’ll let you know if I discover more information.
IT’S TIME TO GET READY…. Women’s March – Los Angeles 2018 will take place on Saturday, January 20th, 2018 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles.
**First, we MARCH, then we VOTE! **
The Women’s March LA Foundation, a woman led 510c3 community organization, will again bring together people of all genders, ages, races, cultures, political affiliations, disabilities and backgrounds in downtown Los Angeles on January 20, 2018. On this date we will march to announce our collective vision that by using our VOTE we can create a government that supports and represents our intersecting identities and the social justice and human rights issues that impact us all.
“Women’s March Los Angeles 2018 is about having our voices heard, activating our community and unifying our community. Women’s rights are human rights.” – Emiliana Guereca, Co-Executive Director, WMLAF
“In a time when we are all wondering what we can do, we can do this…let them hear our voice!”—Deena Katz, Co-Executive Director, WMLAF
The Women’s March – Los Angeles 2018 is part of a national movement to unify and empower everyone who stands for women’s rights, human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all. This is a non-partisan and peaceful event. People will unite locally and nationally in every state and major metropolitan area to stand with us in solidarity for the American values we represent.
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DIRECTIONS FROM LAST YEAR’S MARCHES
DIRECTIONS TO PERSHING SQUARE – Get your tickets on the platform ahead of time
MetroLink takes about an hour to Union Station. Buy tickets on the platform ahead of time – the MetroLink ticket you buy at the station has a transfer (online app does not).
Pick up the train at either Via Princessa station, Santa Clarita station (on Soledad) or Jan Heidt Station in Newhall. Schedules, prices, locations are here: http://www.metrolinktrains.com/home/ (I hear the week end rate is better but you have to buy on Saturday). When I checked there was a 10AM train scheduled from the Santa Clarita station, but you should check ahead yourself to make sure there have been no schedule changes.
Transfer at Union Station to the Red Line to Pershing Square..When you get off MetroLink you walk downstairs and follow the signs…the crowds will lead you – Pershing Square is just a couple of stops. —
Red Line trains directly from North Hollywood to Pershing Square leave often from the Red Line station in North Hollywood, 5273 Lankershim Blvd. if you want to drive down there. Parking can be dicey. The tickets are a little cheaper than Metrolink. The benefit is that there is no need to transfer. Here’s a list from the City of Santa Clarita of places to purchase TAP cards…
I’ve never done this so check ahead of time: http://santaclaritatransit.com/files/2016/11/Pass-sales-outlets.jpg