San Jose and Oakland

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.

MP Amy with daughter Emma at DC march - 1

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 [email protected] and please identify the people and whether they are residents of Menlo Park, Atherton or elsewhere.

Carol Mince at SF women's march - 1

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

Beth and Sophie the dog in Oakland - 1

Captions:

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

Laura Pitchford and friends in Oakland - 1

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