Women's March in Sacramento and Worldwide Number Millions

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I've been so busy with Sacramento real estate lately that when my husband mentioned the Sacramento Women's March on Friday, it had been in the back of my mind but I hadn't thought of it much during the week. His bringing it up, just as a usual event suggestion like I suppose we should go, kind of statement, brought the situation front and center for me.

Absolutely we should attend. Even though I haven't personally participated in a demonstration for 30 years. And I immediately clicked on the Go Fund Me website to make a financial contribution and to register for the march. Unlike some real estate agents, I am not afraid to put my name to a register that stands up for human rights, justice and protecting the earth.

If I hadn't just returned from Hawaii with another trip planned on the horizon to see the butterfly migration in Mexico, I would have flown to Washington, D.C. Seemed the best way to take care of my real estate business and attend the March was to do it in Sacramento. Besides, this was a sister march. And there were other marches worldwide in solidarity with Washington, D.C. that amounted to millions of people in attendance. Toronto, Mexico City, London, Paris, Berlin, Syndey and more, even the Antarctic. Those numbers give us hope.

You can read more in my personal blog about the origination of the Women's March at Southside Park, the walk to the Capitol, plus the rally afterward, including a ton of photographs, at this link: Photos and Reasons for the Sacramento Women's March.

 

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Lottie Kendall
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Several of my friends walked in Sacramento yesterday; Gene and I in Honolulu. I was delighted to read a report that there were ZERO arrests in DC yesterday.

Jan 22, 2017 10:48 AM #1
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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I know a number of people who walked. We were in LA and you could not even get on the trains to get to the march because of the crowds! Good for you!!

Jan 22, 2017 11:09 AM #2
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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It really was an amazing turnout!  I had totally underestimated how big this march would end up being!  I'm so glad I went!  It helped makeup for missing Woodstock in 1969.

Jan 22, 2017 11:53 AM #3
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Lottie Kendall The outpouring of love was incredible, and I didn't witness any violence. People were extremely polite, too, especially if they bumped into you. And it was fairly crowded. It was unusual to hear people saying, "excuse me," or "I'm sorry." But that's the kind of group it was. It's very representative of half of our country.

Jan 22, 2017 12:15 PM #4
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Jeff Dowler There were organized transportation services available in Sacramento to get people to the Sacramento Women's March. I was one of the lucky ones who live in Land Park, so I had no excuse not to walk the six blocks to the beginning of the Women's March in Southside Park. Although, by the time we reached the Capitol and stood for a long time, my back was beginning to give out.

Jan 22, 2017 12:18 PM #5
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Myrl Jeffcoat The numbers for the Sacramento Women's March doubled from original estimates. They originally thought 10,000 would march but more than 20,000 showed up. Also, the original estimates for D.C. was 200,000 and more than 500,000 people participated there.

I would not compare it to Woodstock, though. Unless you somehow found yourself stoned out of your gourd, naked and sleeping in flooded tent. LOL.

Jan 22, 2017 12:22 PM #6
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Hi Elizabeth -- I'm generally not a petition signer or a protest marcher.   It's just not my thing.  

However, I have listened to some of the stories along with photos shared and admit to feeling a little(operative word -- little) disappointed that I didn't attend.  Some of the signs I saw on social media and elsewhere may have been some of the best, most creative and sometimes quite poignant I've ever read. And in Sacramento, there was a cute Shar-Pei too.   

Jan 22, 2017 12:30 PM #7
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Hi Elizabeth I have been hearing this on the news. At least people are peaceful.

Jan 22, 2017 02:52 PM #8
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Michael Jacobs Lots of supporters brought their dogs. My brother's dog was a shar pei, and he was so in love with that dog that after the dog died, he never adopted another. Said he could not bear the pain of loss ever again.

Jan 22, 2017 02:58 PM #9
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Noah Seidenberg I hear in Chicago they had to cancel parts of the March because the crowds mushroomed to astronomical numbers and they could not accommodate that many people. There were many signs promoting love over hate. Very peaceful group.

Jan 22, 2017 02:59 PM #10
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Elizabeth, I wish you could have come to DC! I was there and it was such an incredible and empowering experience. So much bigger than I'll ever have the words to describe. Am working on a little post to get some pictures up.

Jan 22, 2017 07:50 PM #11
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Victoria Ray Henderson
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Hi Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents we marched in Washington D.C. and it was amazing! The people were so kind and polite, such a positive experience. Glad you marched in Sacramento! have a great week

Jan 23, 2017 06:42 AM #12
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Andrea Bedard I only have 2 marches in Washington under my belt, but if it wasn't for my hectic travel / vacation schedule, I certainly would have been there with you. It seems odd that we are still marching for the same things that were once somewhat settled and now are back. I have to look at the calendar to see what year this is.

Jan 23, 2017 06:58 PM #13
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Victoria Henderson Marshall Henderson Lucky you guys. I mean it's still a ways to DC from Bethesda, but at least you were within commuting distance. I bet it was cold there, too. Still, I would have loved to have locked arms and felt the inspiration in D.C.

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You didn't have to go all the way to D.C. L.A.'s march might even have been bigger. I have never marched, nor am I political, but it was amazing and gave me hope for this country. And, it was the first time I have taken the metro and experienced what a sardine must. 

Jan 25, 2017 04:00 PM #15
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Jane Peters Yes, that's what I heard. Around 750,000 people marched in Los Angeles, vs 500,000 in Washington D.C. But my heart for marches tends to lie with our nation's capitol. I'm not much of marcher myself but I did attend two historical marches in D.C.

I think human rights transcends the normal political meaning.

Jan 26, 2017 08:18 AM #16
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