GENERAL INFORMATION

GATHER: 9am

MARCH: 10am Pershing Square (532 S. Olive Street) to City Hall (200 N. Spring Street)

MAIN STAGE: 11:00am – 2:00pm City Hall (200 N. Spring Street)

Who is WMLA Foundation?  Women’s March LA Foundation is a women-led non-profit 501c3 organization created in 2016 by the producers of the historic Women’s March LA. Our mission is to bring attention to the struggles of marginalized communities and all attacks on human rights. At Women’s March LA Foundation we recognize that there is no true peace, freedom or inclusion without equity for all, and through education, canvassing, social media, and events, we activate our collective political power to bring about lasting social change.

Is this a protest?  This is a Pro Peace, Pro Inclusivity Event focused on marginalized voices and the power of voting.  Part of our resistance is focusing on how we will use our vote to create the future we want. We respectfully ask that “anti” sentiments are not the focus of this event. This does not mean that we don’t acknowledge the need or desire to feel anger and to protest. However, this is not the focus of this event. Thank you for your understanding.

Is this March only for women?  Of course not!  All genders, identifications, orientations are welcome.  At our core we stand for diversity and inclusion.

 

GETTING TO THE MARCH

Where will the March start?  The march will start at Pershing Square and end at City Hall.  Commemorative March merchandise will be available for purchase at the start and end of the march

Are tickets required?  Tickets are NOT required for this event and there is NO COST, however we are asking people to register at our Women’s March LA Event Page, so we have an idea of attendance. You do not need to bring tickets with you, nor is there a specific entrance to the March.

Can I use Metro?  LA Metro was a very popular mode of transportation downtown last year, and we have met with Metro to ensure they understand how busy trains will be that morning. Because this is a dynamic situation, please be aware that trains may be delayed and certain stops may be closed due to congestion, so be sure to leave plenty of time to arrive early.  Many people last year told us that their March actually started in the Metro stations as they were filled with participants who shared the power and community of the March even before they arrived!

For more info about taking Metro to the March, please check out the following video

Metrolink Info:  We expect Metrolink to offer extra trains on the Antelope Valley, San Bernardino and Ventura County Lines in addition to its normal Saturday service to accommodate passengers heading to the Women’s March.  From Union Station, transfer to the Metro Red or Purple Line to Pershing Square. To avoid crowds at station ticket vending machines, purchase your $10 Weekend Day Pass on the Metrolink App to enjoy unlimited systemwide travel with free transfers to Metro rail.  Please check Metrolink’s website for details and schedules.   

Will Metro be adding extra services?  Yes-we are working with Metro to provide extra services the day of the March. To find your Metro route, visit: https://www.metro.net

How can I find a ride on an organized bus?  Highly discounted bus trips to the March can be found at https://rally.co/womens-march-on-los-angeles/.  Please note, prices are expected to increase substantially as it gets closer to the March, so BOOK NOW! All questions regarding Rally Bus bookings can be directed to: info@rallybus.net.

Where Should I park?  We don’t recommend driving into downtown due to street closures- but there are many parking lots close to Pershing Square if you do decide to drive. To find parking lots nearby, check out: https://womensmarchla.org/bus-transportation

What Should I Wear?  Come prepared with comfortable walking shoes and clothes, and don’t forget sunscreen!  And wear your Women’s March LA shirt with PRIDE! Merchandise will also be on sale at the event! 

What Should I Bring?  ID, cell phone, any meds you may need in clearly labeled prescription containers and bottled water.  Let a family member/friend know what you are doing and where you will be.

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE MARCH?

What time do the various parts of the March start?  Gathering at Pershing Square will begin at 9am, so please give yourself enough time to arrive.  The March itself will start immediately at 10:00 a.m.  On-stage programming and community booths will be activated at City Hall at 11 a.m. and is planned to conclude around 2:00 p.m.

How many people are expected to attend?  Right now, we are expecting hundreds of thousands of attendees. But remember – by registering at the Women’s March LA Event Page we are better prepared to estimate attendance.  However, being an open and free event, calculating attendance is challenging.

Who will be speaking?  We have an incredible and diverse lineup of speakers that will be announced prior to the march.  Please see the “Speaker” tab for last year’s line up.

Will there be more restrooms this year?  There will be accommodations based on expected attendance, please register at our Women’s March LA Event Page.

What about food?  There will be food trucks available at the march (streets near Grand Park). Downtown businesses will be open as well.  We also recommend you bring your own snacks, and definitely remember to bring water bottles!

Where do I find the voter registration and community partner booths?  Community booths will be placed toward the end of the march route (heading to City Hall), so be sure to stop by and say hello to all the fantastic organizations that make our city a better place to live.

Can I purchase a shirt on the day of the March? Yes! Merchandise will be available at Pershing Square, and at City Hall. Merchandise sales is our main source of fundraising; we are a non-profit, 100% volunteer based organization, so your dollars are going directly towards helping put together events such as this.

Can I Bring a Sign and What are the City Guidelines for Making Signs?  Yes!  We encourage appropriate signs and we can’t wait to see what you come up with! Please know that LA City has some restrictions on signage.  Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 55.07 makes it a misdemeanor to possess during a demonstration, rally, picket line or public assembly any length of lumber, wood, or wood lath unless it is one-fourth inch or less in thickness and two inches or less in width, or if not rectangular, not more than three-quarters inch in its thickest dimension.

Do you have accommodations for persons with disabilities?  The route, Pershing Square to City Hall is ADA compliant however if you have challenges with mobility you may wish to go directly to City Hall.

There will be sign language interpreters on the stage for those who read American Sign Language. For additional questions email us at   info@womensmarchla.org.

Will my cellphone work?  With large crowds sometimes you can experience slow or delayed service with some carriers. Make sure to pick a meeting destination for your group if you get separated and be sure to let a friend or family member/friend know what you are doing and where you will be.

MORE QUESTIONS?

How can I help?  We fund all of our activities through donations and merchandise sales – please consider making a donation to help us continue to do our work here: www.womensmarchla.org/donate.  You can also register to volunteer by clicking here: Volunteer Opportunities.

Will there be sister marches?  Yes! There are numerous marches planned in California for January 19, 2019. All California Marches are listed here: www.womensmarchca.com.

Where can merchandise be purchased?  Please visit www.womensmarchla.org/shop for official merchandise. There are many other sites that are selling shirts, but please know that those retailers are NOT authorized, and we do not see any donations from those sales. Merchandise is our main source of funding the Women’s March LA so we encourage you to purchase your official merchandise directly from our website.

How can I spread the word via social media?  Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @WmnsMarchLA.  And use our hashtags: #TruthToPower, #wmla2019

I have a question that is not listed here- who can I reach out to?  Email us at info@womensmarchla.org.

 

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