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Women’s March 2.0: A look into the movement’s anniversary




A view of the signs at the women's march in Los Angeles on January 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
A view of the signs at the women's march in Los Angeles on January 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
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This weekend marks the first anniversary of the Women’s March, where an estimated 750,000 Angelenos took to the streets to join one of the largest national and international movements on Jan. 21, 2017, the day of President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

One year later, organizers are now focusing its inaugural march on bringing “power to the polls” in a lead up to the November 2018 midterm elections. Among the long lineup of celebrities and activists expected to attend the Los Angeles march on Saturday include Scarlett Johansson, Laverne Cox and Mayor Eric Garcetti. But will this weekend’s turnout prove to be a sustainable political movement?

AirTalk opens up the phones to talk to listeners who are planning to join the march – as well as those who might decide to opt out this year.

Call us at 866-893-5722.

We reached out to the Women’s March Los Angeles Foundation but they were unavailable to join us for an interview.

Guest:

Michelle Faust, KPCC health care reporter who will be covering the march this weekend; she tweets @MicheReports