What time does the march start and what is the route?
The 2018 Women's March on Washington: March on the Polls will take place on Saturday, January 20 at the Reflecting Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial at 11am March Forward Virginia will be hosting a rally to showcase several speakers, followed by a march on the White House. There, you can hear from speakers like Judy Gearhart, Executive Director at the International Labor Rights Forum, United States Senator Tim Kaine, and President of the League of Women Voters, Chris Carson. You can click here for the full list of speakers.
The march itself is expected to begin around 1pm and the exact route (see the map above), takes participants along Constitution Ave and Independence Ave. It's advised to meet groups outside of the green bounding box on the map above, and you can RSVP on Facebook or Eventbrite to receive updates.
How do I get to the march route?
Avoid taking taxis or Ubers, as the streets are sure to be jammed. If commuting by metro, take the Blue/Orange/Silver line to either Smithsonian or Federal Triangle and then walk about a mile from the metro exit to the Reflecting Pool. If you're coming from Virginia, check this list of buses that will be traveling to the march to see which would be the closest to your area.
What should I wear or bring for the weather?
Comfortable shoes and warm clothing you can move in are a must. You'll be on your feet for hours including the time that it will take to commute, participate in the rally, and during the march itself. Current weather models predict Saturday's forecast to be sunny with a high in the mid-fifties with a low is in the thirties. Check out March On's official merch, including “Women Win” t-shirts and fun pins by Pincause.
Keep in mind that according to National Park Service policy, no tripods, chairs, or tables will be allowed during the march. Signs are definitely encouraged though.