Women’s March LA Foundation
Women’s March LA Foundation began
in 2016, when a group of courageous women decided to become champions for their communities, recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all. These women could not stand by the sidelines and let the spirit of democracy recede. They stood up. They spoke up. They organized. They took action.
Women’s March LA was the flagship march organizer and from the onset delivered — not only for Southern California but for the entire country — a model to inspire civic engagement among women, particularly those in marginalized communities. Our first Women’s March in LA, on January 22, 2017, was expected to draw 10,000 people; nearly 800,000 attended. Hundreds of similar marches took place simultaneously in every state, and across the globe. Founders of Women’s March LA vowed to harness this energy; to use it to help activists to change and improve their communities throughout Los Angeles County. From our inception in 2016, in executing our vision, our march has grown from a footprint in the streets of Downtown LA to a national movement, gaining traction in both red and blue states. Women’s March LA Warriors are reaching women on a global scale, unconfined by geography.
We want our message to be crystal clear to all: we are here, we are strong, we are organized. And we are signaling — to all political parties at all levels of government — that change is coming.