The Women’s March LA is coming up again on Saturday, January 18th starting at Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles. This information is for DAA members who would like to ride down together. Please note that there is no official DAA group going down together, this is just a recommendation (and information) for people who want to travel together.
For complete information about the march, you can visit the FAQ on the Women’s March LA website at https://www.womensmarchla.org/faqs or the event page at https://actionnetwork.org/events/4th-annual-womens-march-la-2
***If you want to ride down together it is recommended that you take the Metrolink.***
The complete Metrolink Schedule for that day can be found here - https://metrolinktrains.com/destinations/womensmarch/
It is recommended that you take either the 260 or 260x down to LA Union Station.
The 260 leaves Santa Clarita Metrolink station at 7:23 AM and the Newhall Metrolink station at 7:30 AM
The 260x leaves Santa Clarita Metrolink station at 7:42 AM and the Newhall Metrolink station station at 7:49 AM
Santa Clarita Valley Metrolink Station
22122 Soledad Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita CA 91350
Newhall Metrolink Station
24300 Railroad Ave
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
The recommended gathering time for the March is 9:00 AM in Pershing Square located at
532 S. Olive St.,
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Once we get down to Union Station you will be transferring to the Red or Purple line (they share a track). Start by walking towards the main Union Station area. Turn right when you get out of the long hallway towards Starbucks then go right again until you see the signs that direct you to the Red or Purple lines that come every few minutes. In my experience, the Purple line trains tend to be less crowded. Exit the subway at Pershing Square Station.
You can buy tickets at a machine on the Metrolink station platform. To avoid crowds at station ticket vending machines, buy your ticket on the Metrolink App. Purchase a Weekend Day Pass for $10 for unlimited travel all day including Metro light rail.
The ticket will also allow you to transfer to the Red/Purple lines so take care of it (tap at the turnstiles). If you buy at the machine it is easiest to get the tickets the night before because it might be crowded on the day of the March. You can download the app here: https://www.metrolinktrains.com/ticketsOverview/where-to-buy/mobile-app/
How other ways can I get there?
Visit the Transportation section of the Women’s March site at https://www.womensmarchla.org/transportation. We (strongly) recommend public transportation.
DRIVING TO THE RED LINE STATION IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD - If you want to drive down to the Red Line, warning: Parking has been bad in the past because of all the marchers and trains have been overcrowded. The North Hollywood Metro Station is at the intersection of Lankershim and Chandler in NoHo, parking can be accessed off of Chandler Blvd and Cumpston St. The Redline leaves every 6-10 minutes or so depending on the time of day, however, due to parking concerns taking the Metrolink from our neck of the woods is highly recommended.
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE MARCH?
What time do the various parts of the March start?
Gathering at Pershing Square begins at 9am, please give yourself enough time to arrive. The March itself will start at 10:00 a.m and ends at City Hall. Programing (speakers, booths, etc) starts at 11:00 AM.
What Should I Wear?
Come prepared with comfortable walking shoes and clothes, and don’t forget sunscreen!
What Should I Bring?
ID, fully-charged mobile phone, a water bottle, and medications you may need in clearly-labeled prescription containers. Let a family member or friend know where you will be.
What about food?
There are food trucks at the march near City Hall, and downtown businesses are open as well. We also recommend to bring snacks, and definitely remember your water bottle.
Where do I find the voter registration and community partner booths?
Community partner booths will be placed toward the end of the march route (heading to City Hall), please stop by and say hello to the fantastic organizations that make our city a better place to live.
Can I Bring a Sign and What are the City Guidelines for Making Signs?
Yes! We encourage appropriate signs and we can’t wait to see what you come up with. LA City has some restrictions on signage. Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 55.07 requires a sign’s stick to be one-fourth inch or less in thickness and two inches or less in width, or if not rectangular, not more than three-quarters inch in its thickest dimension. Keep the stick to the appropriate dimensions and make the sign big.
Do you have accommodations for persons with disabilities?
The route, Pershing Square to City Hall is ADA-compliant however if you have challenges with mobility you may wish to go directly to City Hall. There will be sign language interpreters on the stage for those who read American Sign Language. For additional questions email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will my mobile phone work?
With large crowds sometimes you can experience slow or delayed service with some carriers. Choose a meeting destination for your group if you get separated and be sure to let a friend or family member or friend know what you are doing and where you will be.
How can I spread the word via social media?