Womens March Contra Costa Walnut Creek

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Women's March Contra Costa

PO Box 4361

Walnut, Creek, CA  94596

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Voting is Our Super Power!
Join us for our 4th annual march and be counted among those who believe in a world that is equitable, tolerant, just and safe for all! This year we focus on getting out the vote!
Can you make it?

Event Speakers

Shannon Watts is the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America—the nation’s largest grassroots gun violence prevention group, with chapters in all 50 states and a powerful network of volunteers and survivors that has successfully effected change at the local, state and national level. As part of Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action boasts nearly 6 million supporters and a 90 percent track record of beating NRA priority legislation in statehouses. Watts is an active board member of Emerge America, one of the nation’s leading organizations for recruiting and training women to run for office. Her book, Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World, was released in May of 2019.

Founder, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

SHANNON WATTS

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Rebecca Bauer-Kahan was elected to the State Assembly in 2018 to represent the 16th Assembly District. She immediately made her mark on the legislature when she was selected by her colleagues to serve in the Assembly leadership as Assistant Speaker pro Tempore and Chair of the Select Committee on Women's Reproductive Health – the first committee of its kind in the nation.​ In the Assembly, Rebecca has focused on issues that reflect our community's values and delivering resources that our region desperately needs. In just a few months of service, she authored bipartisan legislation to strengthen gun safety, protect victims of sexual exploitation, provide better access to health care, improve the environment and more. She also secured millions for local projects.

Assemblymember, 16th Assembly District

REBECCA BAUER-KAHAN

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For the last four years, Mark DeSaulnier (DE-SOWN-YAY) has represented California’s 11th Congressional District. He is a leader in Congress on the issues that matter most to California families, like guaranteeing a livable wage, affordable and accessible education, and ensuring government is accountable to the public.
Mark is one of only a few Members of Congress who serves on four House committees. During his tenure, he has spearheaded an initiative called the Future of Work, Wages, and Labor to anticipate and address the issues facing our workforce. Mark is working to improve aviation safety and develop innovative solutions to our transportation challenges. He sits on the Oversight and Reform Committee and is part of investigating actions taken by the Trump Administration, and he was selected to serve on the Rules Committee where he has the opportunity to weigh in on major pieces of legislation before they are voted on by the House. Mark also was appointed to the Congressional Progressive Caucus Executive Board.

Congressman, 11th Congressional District

MARK DESAULNIER

Lauren Babb is a Contra Costa community leader and has spent the last nine years on a series of federal, state and local campaigns. As Public Affairs Director for Planned Parenthood Northern California Action Fund, Lauren works to protect and ensure reproductive justice for all.  She is a fierce advocate for women’s equality and has worked to defend the rights of several labor groups across the country. In 2016 she led AFL-CIO labor-run campaigns in support of Hillary Clinton in Iowa, Florida, and Nevada. Lauren is a graduate of American University, the George Washington University School of Political Management and the 2019 Class of Emerge California. She is an appointed commissioner of the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, the Economic Opportunity Council and Contra Costa 2020 Census Complete Count Committee. Lauren is a 2019-2020 fellow on the Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice team with the Women’s Policy Institute, a project of the Women’s Foundation of California. She is also a board member for Girls Leadership, Contra Costa Young Dems, Contra Costa NOW, and Ensuring Opportunity.

Public Affairs Director, Planned Parenthood Northern California Action Fund

LAUREN BABB

Donate

Your donation helps cover our costs for permits, insurance, portable toilets, a sound system, and other event related costs.  100% of your donation will be used locally! The costs for last year's march totaled approximately $20,000 and we expect this year's to be nearly the same.

Thank you for your support! Please click here to donate.

Booths & Sponsorships

If you're interested in having a booth at this year's March or becoming an event sponsor, please email our coordinator here.

Participating Organizations

  • 350.Org Climate Change

  • American Association of University Women

  • Black Women Organized for Political Action Richmond/Contra Costa Chapter

  • Census 2020

  • Citizen's for Climate Lobby CCC

  • CoCo NOW

  • Commit to Flip Blue

  • Contra Costa Democrats

  • Democrats of Rossmoor

  • Diablo Valley Democratic Club

  • DVC Democratic Club

  • East Bay /Contra Costa for Pete Butigieg

  • Friends of Scott and Taun Hall

  • Health Care for All

  • Interfaith Council & Interfaith Climate Action Council

  • Lamorinda Democratic Club

  • League of Women Voters Diablo Valley

  • Marsh Creek Democratic Club

  • Meals on Wheels/CalFresh

  • Mom's Demand Action

  • Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center

  • Neto Community Network

  • Our Revolution

  • Parents for a Safer Environment & East Bay Neighbors for Responsible Technology

  • Planned Parenthood Northern California Action Fund

  • San Ramon Valley Democratic Club

  • Stand Together Contra Costa

  • Swing Left

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Volunteers

Volunteer sign ups have now ended. Thank you to those who have already signed up and graciously volunteered to help make this our best march yet! 

Flyers

Download and share our 2020 flyer in English and Spanish!

T-Shirts & Hats

Pre-orders for t-shirts and hats ends tonight at 10PM.  Pick up your order tomorrow at the event between 9AM - 12PM or at the poster party tonight at Flashlight Books. Order here!

Accessibility

  • At the rally, we will have an ADA designated area with seating available.

  • A professional ASL interpreter will be signing at the event.

  • Peacekeepers will be stationed throughout to provide assistance should the need arise. ADA-compliant portable toilet will be available.

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Poster Parties

Join us tonight at the last poster party before we march! Buy or pick up t-shirts or hats at the party!

 

Creativity and positivity encouraged! Supplies provided. Please RSVP. Hope to see you there!!

Last Poster Party! Flashlight Books Walnut Creek
When
Jan 17, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where
Flashlight Books,
1537 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA
 

Transportation & Parking


Public transportation and carpooling are highly recommended!

  • BART to Walnut Creek Station at 200 Ygnacio Valley Road — take free downtown trolley (Route 4) to Lesher Center for the Arts or to City Hall and walk down Civic Drive to the park. Service every 20 minutes.

  • CARPOOL and use nearby public parking garages

    • Lesher Center Parking Garage at 1625 Locust at Locust & Civic next to the Lesher Center (664 spaces)

    • Broadway Parking Garage at 1390 N Broadway at the corner of N. Broadway and Lincoln Ave one block south of the downtown library (464 spaces)

    • South Locust Street Parking Garage at 1350 Locust St between Mt Diablo & Cypress St (250 spaces)

    • Parking garage at 1425 Duncan Street at between Main and N. Broadway 

  • BIKE to the event and park your bike for the Rally and March. Civic Park is conveniently located along the Iron Horse Regional Trail.

CONTACT US

SAFETY AT THE MARCH

  • Service dogs only.

  • Stay on the sidewalks and follow all traffic rules.

  • Weapons, drugs, and/or alcohol are not permitted. 

  • Create a meet-up plan beforehand in case you become separated.

  • Refrain from engaging with people who might disagree with our cause today. Do not respond to taunting or individuals yelling at you. Please smile and continue to march proudly.

  • If you have a problem along the route, please notify a designated volunteer, who will help you. See something? Say something to a marked Peacemaker and/or call 911.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER AND CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

 

The Women's March of Contra Costa at Walnut Creek (an event which includes a rally, march and related activities) (hereafter “the March”) is a peaceful event, of which nonviolence is a core principal. In consideration for participating in the event, participants agree to the following:

 

All attendees agree that their actions may affect the safety of your fellow attendees, and are urged to respect and take care of yourselves and those around you. 

 

Anyone  who acts violently or in such a way that causes harm to another human being, breaks the law, and/or is unlawfully disruptive to the peaceful events taking place, will be removed immediately by law enforcement. Any damage done to public or private property in the city of Walnut Creek will result in a participant's prompt removal, and the individual will be subject to criminal and civil penalties. Any legal fees or other costs associated with any criminal or civil charges stemming from a participant's actions and/or participation in the march are the sole responsibility of the participant. 

 

All persons who participate do so at their own risk. By participating in the March, you agree that there are inherent risks involved in participating in the March, including personal injury, death, economic loss, and other possible consequences, knowable or unknowable, and that the March organizers, supporters and sponsors are not responsible for any  claims for personal injury, medical expenses, property damage, or otherwise.

 

The organizers of the March are volunteers and are not being compensated in any manner for their time and dedication to this event. This event is an ad hoc event that is fluid and has many moving parts. Information is shared and disseminated as quickly as possible, but nothing in the information provided is intended to create a contractual relationship or any other obligation by Organizers/Sponsors/Supporters, who are merely acting as facilitators to aid in the success of the event. 

 

Therefore no warranty of any kind, express or implied, is made by the March, nor are Organizers/ Sponsors/Supporters liable for any monetary loss, personal injury, and cancellation of event or misinformation. Participants agree to hold harmless and release the March organizers and Sponsors from any and all legal liability; participants waive the right to sue Organizers/Sponsors/Supporters; and they futher assume all risks of being present at and participating in the event.  

 

Thank you for doing your part to ensure that this is successful event!

WOMEN'S MARCH CONTRA COSTA STATEMENT REGARDING NATIONAL WOMEN'S MARCH INC.

Women’s March Contra Costa is a local, grassroots organization dedicated to promoting intersectionality and inclusivity. Our organization is distinctly independent of Women’s March, Inc., a national organization. Women’s March Contra Costa is independently funded and does not share any leadership, decision-making input or financial connection to Women’s March, Inc.

Our group stands against hate in all its forms. Women’s March Contra Costa denounces any statements against the Jewish and LGBTQIA+ communities and will continue to take action to promote intersectionality and inclusivity as we continue to work toward our vision of restoring dignity, sharing humanity and promoting equity for all. Together We Rise!