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Tri-Valley Women's March returns Jan. 18

Attendees are encouraged to bring 'family, friends and enthusiasm'

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.

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16 people like this
Posted by Dorene
a resident of Country Fair
on Jan 10, 2020 at 1:53 pm

Let us not forget The March For Life


13 people like this
Posted by Wow
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 11, 2020 at 4:46 am

Women's March not peoples March sounds sexist.


27 people like this
Posted by 125
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Jan 13, 2020 at 10:08 am

Hey Wow, Saturday's march celebrates the 100th Anniversary of women getting the right to vote. In my view, it's sexist that women had to wait so long to have a voice in our government.


21 people like this
Posted by Sue Thayer
a resident of Birdland
on Jan 13, 2020 at 11:22 am

So, 'Wow', I am going to take a wild stab and guess that you're a man. 'Sexism' is easier to spot when you're its object, eh?

And BTW, men are very well-represented among the marchers. You should come - it'd be a great way to convince some unsuspecting woman that you, too, have a conscience!


21 people like this
Posted by JACKIE
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 14, 2020 at 4:02 am

This is an absolute INSULT TO WOMEN... this is NOT a "March for Women"! look at the speakers.. this is an indoctrination session for the socialist agenda... there is a speaker who promotes the idea that America was founded by White RACIST MEN and that Police aren't to be trusted... what is wrong with you people? allowing this agenda driven promotion of a social agenda being disguised as a march for "WOMEN".... THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT LIBERALS HAVE TO DO TO GET ELECTED... THEY HAVE TO LIE TO YOU!!!!


9 people like this
Posted by Wow
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 14, 2020 at 5:45 am

I guess equality doesn't include men. Its divisive to have a women's march labeled as such
Or a white person's March or a black person's March or a latino march or a etc etc etc. I guess you woke 21st century elitists dont get it. The title itself is sexist. Dont you get it. And to the moron poster who said your a man I think you made my point.
Next up get rid ow women's sports.
Equal is equal. Just wondering when is the trivalley mans March.
LoL. Pope John you no nothing about me so your lame attacts show more about you than they do about me. Pope John your a dishonest weasel. But im sure you like little boys dont you POPE.
See two can play it that way.


13 people like this
Posted by Sue Thayer
a resident of Birdland
on Jan 14, 2020 at 6:20 am

OTOH, Wowie, please stay away from the March.

Maybe you and JACKIE could go to the cafeteria for a cuppa decaf?


18 people like this
Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Jan 14, 2020 at 8:26 am

I wonder what they'll be putting on their heads this time. /s

I have to chuckle at the whole "grrrrrrl power" movement, especially Hollywoods version.

Dan


14 people like this
Posted by Sue Thayer
a resident of Birdland
on Jan 15, 2020 at 7:53 am

Keep it up, boyz. Your silly posts demonstrate the value of such a march as this. You've convinced quite a few more women and men to come-on-out on Saturday.

Congrats!


22 people like this
Posted by Jennifer
a resident of another community
on Jan 15, 2020 at 8:14 am

This is a far left, liberal "feel good" waste of time.


16 people like this
Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Jan 15, 2020 at 10:02 am

Sue,

I'll believe that men and women are equal when physical fitness tests for police, fire and military don't have to be changed for women...when affirmative action for college placement for women in STEM is abolished...and a whole host of other things change to accommodate women.

You want a level playing field? Then by all means...let's level it.

Dan


16 people like this
Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Jan 15, 2020 at 10:06 am

"In my view, it's sexist that women had to wait so long to have a voice in our government."

Yeah, and now that you have it you have such stunning examples of womanhood like Nancy Pelosi and Hilary Clinton.

Bravo for a woman' right to vote.

Dan


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