It'd be nice if we could say we’ve solved all of the country’s problems since last year’s Women’s March, but unfortunately, you know that’s far from the case -- so back at it, everyone! The 3rd Annual Women’s March LA will take place this Saturday, the same day as hundreds of others around the country and world (including the mother of them all in DC).
As usual, the goals of the Women’s Marches are many, including bringing awareness to issues like protecting reproductive freedom; equal pay for equal work; LGBTQ, civil, and immigrant rights; and ending violence against women in addition to registering and educating voters and empowering women to run for office. That’s not to say there haven’t been huge successes since the first march. In LA alone, the march drew more than a million and a half people over the last two years and those voices are clearly being heard: A record-breaking 100-plus women were elected to Congress last fall, helping to give Democrats control of the house. Despite a news cycle that can feel dismal on a daily basis, who knows what more will be accomplished in the coming year?
First things first, though: Here’s everything you know to hit the ground marching this weekend.