Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A Day without Women Rally, San Jose March 8, 2017

I went to the Day without Women Rally at City Hall today.  It was not huge but still well-attended with a sea of women, and some men, dressed in red.  The first speaker Kevin De Leon, California State Senator and President Pro Tempore.  He spoke about growing up as the youngest child in a household of an immigrant single mother with a third grade education and pledged his support for women's rights.  Next was Cindy Chavez, Santa Clara County Supervisor, who talked about the recent community meetings asking women what the county can do to support them.  A report has been compiled and goes before the Board of Supervisors next Tuesday.  She asked that women go to support the recommendations.

Additional speakers included a woman representing female farmworkers, a Jewish Community Center, a Muslim outreach group and a resistance organizer from Redwood City.  Also, a group of girls from Downtown College Prep, each telling their story of why they are going to Rise Up.  I'm sure there will be a more complete list on Facebook or other media.

All of them were inspirational urged women to stay involved through political activism and mutual support.

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