Women’s March on Jan. 21 in Sacramento

Posted: January 10, 2017 in Climate events
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The Women's March in Sacramento on January 21 begins in Southside Park at 10am with a rally at the capitol at noon.

The Women’s March in Sacramento on January 21 begins in Southside Park at 10am with a rally at the capitol at noon.

The Women’s March on Sacramento  Saturday,

10:00 am, January 21, 2017

  • The solidarity march begins at Southside Park in Sacramento, CA at 10:00 am. A pre-march kick off will start around 9:30 am. The Rally will begin at noon on the West side of the CA State Capitol. Future event details will be at link above.
  • The Women’s March on Sacramento is a grassroots effort comprised of dozens of independent coordinators at the state level. The effort is helmed by professional organizers and a coordinating committee who are working hard to pull it all together.
  • A program featuring recognized advocates, artists, entertainers, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and others will be announced in the coming weeks.

Official March start point: Southside Park, 2115 6th St, Sacramento, CA 95818

Go to http://www.womensmarchsac.com/event-detaills/     for the most current details.

Send you letters to the East Bay Express and KALW by Jan. 11 and they may be broadcast or published. All will be sent to Trump by Inauguration Day.

Send you letters to the East Bay Express and KALW Radio by Jan. 11 and they may be broadcast or published. All will be sent to Trump by Inauguration Day.

Even if you can’t go to the Washington DC Women’s March on January 21, you can send Trump a 400-word letter!

On Jan. 21, the Women’s March on Washington is expected to draw tens of thousands people to the U.S. Capitol following Donald Trump’s inauguration. Related rallies are scheduled in cities nationwide, including Sacramento!  See ¼ flier! Organizers say the goal of these actions is to send a message to the new administration that “women’s rights are human rights.”

In response to these planned marches, KALW Radio and the East Bay Express News invite women from throughout the Bay Area to send their “400-word Letters to Trump.” They will broadcast and publish a selection of these letters during the week before the Women’s March.

“We hope is to celebrate the voices of local women of all backgrounds and beliefs — oh, and  we’re going to send these letters to the White House, too.”

Please submit your name, contact information, and your “Letter to Trump” using the submission form at http://www.tinyurl.com/hey7ry4

There is a 400-word limit on letters. Deadline has been extended to Jan. 11.

Please email LettersToTrump@EastBayExpress.com with any questions.

Read a sample letter sent by Davis resident and Yolo MoveOn member, Frances Burke:

Frances Burke, member of Yolo MoveOn, writes to Trump about her concerns for the Women's March.

Frances Burke, member of Yolo MoveOn, writes to Trump about her concerns for the Women’s March.

President-elect Donald Trump,

As you assume the presidency, you will find a country that has slowly and painstakingly worked to pull itself out of the financial collapse of 2007-8.  Millions of people suffered and lost the little capital they had accumulated.  Bankers prospered and have continued their risky activity leaving us wide open for another harvest of the workers savings and dashing any hope for the future.

 (#1)  I am asking you to keep the Dodd-Frank regulations intact and to put further limits on the casino type activities of the big banks by limiting the ability of large banks to gamble with their customer’s money.

#2 The future of our human race is at risk from our long term usage of fossil fuels.  We are changing the weather.  The polar sea ice is melting.  I have seen great chunks of sea ice slip away this summer. I am asking that you do not deny this is happening and at least support the climate agreements agreed to by most of the nations of the world.  The best choice for all of us and the planet, is to support further development of green energy

#3 Protect Social Security and Medicare.  For many people this will be all they have to live out their old age. Workers are having a very hard time surviving now, and the future looks even more difficult.  At the least do not take away this very limited safety net.

Be a president for all of us.

Sincerely,

Frances Burke, voter

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For the benefit of all beings: Inauguration Day Meditation and Prayer

January 20 from 9 am to Noon

New Location: Sacramento Dharma Center

3111 Wissemann Dr, Sacramento CA

The election is over. We are faced with dramatic change. We need each other more than ever.

During the inauguration, come sit with us for a non-partisan, Buddhist-inspired meditation and prayer gathering to encourage wisdom, compassion, and loving kindness for ourselves, our neighbors, our government leaders and the world.

Sit for a few minutes, an hour or the entire time but come be part of a collective effort for peace.

Facilitators for meditation:

John Salerno-White – Dharma Teacher in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

Cynthia Embree-Lavoie – Graduate of Spirit Rock Dedicated Practitioner Program.

Lua Hightower – Composer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist performing in the Sufi tradition.

 

For more information see our Facebook events page:

https://m.facebook.com/events/1654147571550669/

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