The Women’s March on Washington takes place today, with sister marches also being held all over the country in support of the march. Thousands of people are gathering and participating in the Los Angeles march, with countless celebrities joining in as well. One of the organizers, Emiliana Guereca, released the following statement about the LA event:
Women’s March Los Angeles is about having our voices heard, activating our community and unifying our community. Women’s rights are human rights.
For all the information on the schedule of events, road closures and the route, read on below.
TIME SCHEDULE: Bus arrivals will occur between 6 – 8 a.m. PT. Participants should meet at 9 a.m. PT and sign-making will take place in this time, but the march will officially begin at 10 a.m. PT.
STARTING POINT: Kick off of the event will begin at 5th & Hill. The march starting point is reported as Pershing Square at Olive and 6th streets in downtown Los Angeles, California.
ROUTE: The march will begin at Pershing Square and then head down Hill Street between 6th and 1st streets, marching towards City Hall. Once arriving at City Hall, there will be another rally with more speakers. Marchers will then walk back to Pershing Square. This will be a total of approximately two miles.
ROAD CLOSURES: Broadway between 3rd and 6th streets will be closed down between the hours of 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. PT.
Congresswoman Nanette Barragan
Secretary Alex Padilla
Yolie Flores (LAUSD – Congressional Candidate)
Jerilyn Stapleton (California NOW)
Kathy Spillar (Feminist Majority)
Araceli Campos, Executive Director, Miguel Contreras Foundation
Maria Brenes, InnerCity Struggle, President
California Assemblymember Christina Garcia
California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon
Paula Kahn (CODE PINK)
Shane Goldsmith, Liberty Hill, President
Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu
Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz
Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin
Abbe Land (Former Head of the Trevor project, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles)
Laura Jimenez (California Latinas for Reproductive Justice)
Hillary Selvin (National Council of Jewish Women Los Angeles)
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis
Los Angeles City Councilmember Nury Martinez
City of Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin
City Attorney Feuer
Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn
Jan Robinson Flint (Black Women for Wellness)
West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister
Maria Louisa Roman (Transgender activist)
West Hollywood City Councilmember Lindsey Horvath
Soraya Deen (Muslim community)
Roxana Tynan, President, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
California Senator Holly Mitchell
California Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon
Maria Elena Durazo (General Vice-president for UNITE HERE)
Sue Dunlap (Planned Parenthood)
Congresswoman Judy Chu
CELEBRITIES ATTENDING: Stars who are expected to show up include but are not limited to Ariana Grande, Jane Fonda, Idina Menzel and Alfre Woodard.
ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS & INFORMATION: There will be food trucks and bathrooms along the route. No alcohol, weapons of any kind, dogs or pets (service animals only, please) are allowed.