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Sen. Toni Atkins and local politicians to join in San Diego Women’s March

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Many well-known San Diego political officials will join in on the San Diego Women’s March, taking place on Saturday January 21, 2017.

Recently elected State Senator Toni Atkins will join thousands in the streets of San Diego.

"I've worked for more than 30 years toward real and full equality for women and girls," said Sen. Toni Atkins. "We were subjected to insulting and harmful rhetoric during the national election, and the outcome threatens to set us back three decades. That is why I march.  We cannot and will not go back."

This peaceful protest is in conjunction with the Washington D.C. event. This all-inclusive protest will contain men women and children in support of human rights.

The elected officials who are scheduled to march from Civic Center down Broadway and ending in front of The County Administration Building.

The elected officials include:

  • San Diego City Council President Myrtle Cole, the first black woman to be elected President of the San Diego City Council
  • Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, vice chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus
  • Assemblyman Todd Gloria, former interim Mayor and councilmember of San Diego
  • Councilmember Chris Ward, public policy and urban planning expert
  • Councilmember David Alvarez, Barrio Logan native and lifelong community activist
  • Newly elected San Diego City Council Member Barbara Bry, high-tech entrepreneur and business leader
  • State Senator Toni Atkins, long time women’s and human rights advocate

"I've worked for more than 30 years toward real and full equality for women and girls," said Sen. Toni Atkins. "We were subjected to insulting and harmful rhetoric during the national election, and the outcome threatens to set us back three decades. That is why I march.  We cannot and will not go back."

The growing list of strong community leaders highlights the San Diego Women’s March’s commitment to being an inclusive and diverse event, open to all who believe that women’s rights are human rights.

For everything you need to know about the San Diego Women's March click HERE

See Also: Further details for 'San Diego Women’s March' on Jan. 21