Peaceful demonstrators in support of women’s rights and empowering citizens to vote flocked to downtown San Diego Saturday for the 2020 Women’s March – one of the hundreds of events of this kind happening around the globe this weekend.
Dubbed the "Women's March San Diego: Power in Unity," the rally and 1.29-mile march started at 12 p.m. on the west side of Waterfront Park, making its way down Harbor Drive, then Pacific Highway, before ending at West Ash Street near Waterfront Park.
"For us to unite around significant causes we care about in areas where women are still finding and facing oppression on a daily basis is very important," said Sarah Bacerra, Women's March Board Member and Emcee.
Darrah Digiorgio, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, Rosa López, Executive Board of SEIU United Service Workers West Union, and Misty Jones, Director for the San Diego Public Library were speakers for the event.
“We are entering the election season and we need to stand together and stand up to power to show them that women are going to make a difference this time,” Maureen Roebeer said.
Last year's Women's March in downtown San Diego and North County drew tens of thousands of demonstrators, many of them carrying witty signs in support of the movement and resistance efforts.
Hundreds of sister-marches are planned in cities around the country on the same day. North County San Diego Women's March also took place at 10 a.m. at the Oceanside Civic Center Plaza.
For more information, go to the Women's March SD Facebook page.