This was the rallying cry of our group calling ourselves Progressive Senior Patriots as we joined the Women’s March in San Diego. More than 40 of us joined the march from our home base in Jojoba Hills SKP Resort. We wore yellow hats to distinguish ourselves from the thousands of other marchers.
|Disembarking in San Diego
We stayed pretty much together throughout the two hours of the march and certainly saw people of all ages and backgrounds. Although we were prepared for counter demonstrators, we saw none and everyone was peaceful and friendly.
This is a panorama of about half the crowd that made it into the Civic Center Plaza. As we learned when the march started, there were many more people who couldn’t get into the plaza waiting on the surrounding streets for the instruction to move out. It took us almost 30 minutes just to get out onto the street.
So why were we there? To make ourselves heard that Human Rights are Women’s Rights and Women’s Rights are Human Rights. To protect people whose healthcare is being threatened, to protect the right of women to control their own bodies and to let the new administration know that a large portion of the nation does not accept their stated objectives.
The Alternate Fact is that we didn’t vote (we did) and we are a minority (I doubt it since the popular vote was heavily Democratic). He is the President and it is our duty to attempt to remind him that he is EVERYONE’S President.