The official figures aren’t in yet, but we think that more than 40,000 people showed up at the Women’s March in San Jose today. And there were bigger marches all over the Bay Area, in many nearby towns: Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Francisco, and Oakland, to name just a few.
I sketched on the light rail train to downtown San Jose, and as we walked with friends, surrounded by people, chanting, and posters.
Pink pussyhats were everywhere. My friend Cathy McAuliffe emailed me this morning and reminded me to take along my pink pencil. I should have taken along a few.
Proud to be a part of this peaceful march that highlighted so many diverse issues. Amazed at the turnout and the sense of community. The city of San Jose cleared streets for the protest and set up extra public transport to let everyone come to the gathering.
My first two thoughts on today:
I’m lucky to live in California.
It’s going to be a long four years.