Menlo Park residents take part in Oakland and San Jose Women’s Marches

by Linda Hubbard on January 21, 2017

The good people of Menlo Park who attended Women’s Marches in San Jose or Oakland today — as well as  Washington, DC — are flooding the InMenlo mailbox with photos — and that’s great. Estimates are that 500,000 people marched in Washington, 60,000 in Oakland, and 25,000 in San Jose.

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We can report from our experience in San Jose that it was a good-spirited event with participants of all ages. The signs, representing a myriad of causes and viewpoints, were extremely clever, and the cheers evoked optimism: “This is what democracy looks like!” and “Yes, we can!”

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If you have photos that you’d like to have included, send to and please identify the people and whether they are residents of Menlo Park, Atherton or elsewhere.

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We expect to have coverage of local residents taking part in the San Francisco march later this evening.

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Top photo left to right: MP resident Katie Ferrick, Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith, Cindy Welton, and Lori Liu (who we think is Brisbane mayor) in San Jose.

Second from top: MP resident Amy Cramer pictured with daughter Emma McGaraghan in Washington, D.C.

Janet and L at SJ women's march - 1Third from top: MP resident Chrisie Wendin (left in sunglasses) with three youthful MP marchers in San Jose.

Fourth from top: MP resident Carol Jorgenson Mince with Anne Scott in San Jose.

Fifth from top: MP resident Beth Bonora (in blue coat) with dog Sophie in Oakland

Sixth from top: MP residents Janet Bell (left) and Linda Hubbard in San Jose with hats made by MP resident Amy Bayersdorfer, who is in DC.

Below: Tracy Van Ligten (Menlo Park resident & Pam, Tim & Elise Smith (Los Altos residents) at San Jose March. Tim attends Menlo School in Atherton; Elise attends Cornell and is a Menlo School alum.

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Below: Avani Anne, freshman at Menlo-Atherton
High School

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Below: Atherton resident Laura Pitchford (far right) is joined by friends from Redwood City at the Oakland Women’s March

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