March is Women’s History month, so it was the perfect time to honor the fact that history was made by women (and men) less than two months ago here in Los Angeles and in communities and cities all across the country and the world.
On January 21st, over 750,000 women and their allies and families took to the streets of LA for the biggest Women’s March in history. They marched to defend the rights of our most vulnerable populations, to underscore the importance of the American democratic values of equality and inclusion, and to put the President and his advisors on notice that they would not sit quietly while Washington erodes reproductive rights, immigrant rights, and LGBT rights. They did all that, while also elevating the ancient art of knitting, that everyday traditional women’s domestic art, into a powerful global symbol of resistance by making and wearing the now famous “Pussy Hat.”
At Tuesday’s Board meeting, Supervisor Kuehl recognized the Women’s March LA Foundation’s organizers for their great work, in collaboration with volunteers, nonprofit organizations, and public agencies, to ensure a spectacular, enormous, joyful, inspiring, peaceful and successful march.
“The March turned out to be a powerful first step towards unifying, energizing and empowering LA communities to move forward in the face of threats to the health and safety of many County residents,” said Kuehl.