|two women at the Santa Rosa Women's March today.|
Today was supposed to be the perfect day to march, according to the weather forecast. With a zero percent of rain and a prediction of partially sunny and 60+ degree weather, it was a promising day. The weather portion of the promise didn't exactly pan out. At 11:00, as the speakers began, a steady rain fell on the Old Courthouse Square.
That didn't seem to dampen anyone's spirits.
Despite warnings of counter protests, there was only one walking Trump stereotype, long straight blond haired and waving a HUGE Trump: Make America Great Again flag. In general, it was a beautiful and supportive gathering.
One thing I like about the Women's Marches, and one reason I chose to drive up to Santa Rosa, is the representation of so many groups and concerns at the March. We had a number of groups tabled, not only groups for NOW and voter registration, but Santa Rosa Pride, groups helping the homeless, music programs for women, and performance groups created to honor Black history. We had speakers who were Black, Jewish, Hispanic, and Indigenous. And we marched and sang and danced and shared our sisterhood.