Women's Marches planned in four Central Coast cities Saturday

Jan 18, 2019

A few thousand people are expected to turn out for the Women's March in downtown San Luis Obispo on Saturday, January 19. It's one of the many marches planned around the country—for the third year in a row since President Trump was elected into office in 2016. 

In January 2017, the Women's March on Washington, along with corresponding events around the country and the globe, became the largest single-day protest in U.S. history. 

On the Central Coast, events are planned in Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara—and for the first time, in Santa Maria. That event starts at 10 a.m. in Santa Maria's Buena Vista Park.

In San Luis Obispo, downtown streets will be closed on Saturday morning. The San Luis Obispo Women's March starts in Mitchell Park at 9 a.m.

The theme of this year's marches is "Truth to Power."