The Tri-Valley Women's March returns for its second year in Pleasanton next Saturday (Jan. 18). Last year, the Tri-Valley Women's Action Group partnered with Livermore Indivisible, Students for Social Change and OFA East Bay Central for their first march.
This year, Students for Social Change will lead participants in the march at Amador Valley High School, which seeks to "empower women to vote, volunteer and run for elected offices," and "ensure a complete count in census 2020 to safeguard equity, fair representation, and funding in our communities," according to the event webpage.
The march -- which is independent from the National Women's March -- also celebrates the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which extended the right to vote to women, and the event will also commemorate 55 years passing since the Voting Rights Act was adopted.
Local activists and nonprofit groups will be at the Women's Expo happening before the main event, where attendees can purchase their march "swag" or check out the kid's area featuring face painting and crafts.
A rally with music and guest speakers will also take place before the march starts at approximately 2:15 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring signs, water bottles as well as "family, friends and enthusiasm."
The Tri-Valley Women's March takes place Jan. 18 from 12-4 p.m. at Amador Valley High, 1155 Santa Rita Road. All donations are used to fund the march and fight voter suppression. No dogs are allowed at the expo or rally.
For more information or to sign up to volunteer, search for Tri-Valley Women's March on www.eventbrite.com.