We are Ready to March AGAIN! Each year it becomes more important to have our voices heard. 2019 is no exception. Join us in Santa Ana - or wherever you can - to show the strength and solidarity of women.
Here is information about the Santa Ana March:
A Message from the OC Women’s March Planning Coalition:
Thank you for marching with us! We wanted to provide you with a few reminders to help make your March experience as hassle free as possible! Please read the email all the way through for details on the starting point, parking, and frequently asked questions.
First, note that we are asking marchers to gather at the starting point located on the cross streets of N. Flower Street and W. Civic Center at 10:00 AM (though we recommend arriving early!). We will have a short kick-off rally at this time and will start marching by 10:30 AM.
If you are not in position to march by 10:30AM, we cannot guarantee you will be able to march. We strongly recommend you arrive early.
We are excited to march with you and keep the movement alive!
Metered Public Parking Spaces are available throughout the down town area.
OCWM does NOT control and will not be facilitating parking. OCWM is NOT responsible for any issue incurred, park at your own risk.
Do NOT park in surrounding neighborhoods as they are permit parking only and you will be towed.
Please see the map for parking rates information (note, we cannot confirm the rates listed). We strongly suggest using rideshare services (e.g. Uber/Lyft).
Visit www.Parkopedia.com for more information!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Is the Orange County Women’s March connected to the National Women’s March?
The Orange County Women’s March is a local, volunteer-driven, grassroots coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to promoting inclusivity and equity in our collective efforts to advance the status of women and women’s issues. Our coalition is distinctly independent of Women’s March, Inc., a national organization. The Orange County Women’s March does not share any leadership, decision-making input, or financial connection to Women’s March, Inc., and we independently raise our own funds to present our local Orange County Women’s March.
What is the code of conduct?
The OC Women’s March is to be a peaceful, family-friendly event. This is NOT a protest and therefore no hate speech or inappropriate behavior will be tolerated. Be mindful of all attendees. This event is open to everyone and inclusive of all who would like to participate. We want to ensure all participating groups have a positive experience.
No threatening, aggressive behavior or language
No dogs or pets (service animals only please)
We will use no violence (physical, written, or verbal) towards any person.
We will not destroy or damage property.
We will promote a tone of respect, honesty, transparency, and accountability in our actions.
We will not carry anything that can be construed as a weapon, nor possess (or consume) any alcohol or drugs.
We are non-partisan, and will use the Women’s March primarily to express our support for women’s rights and human rights in our communities and the country, rather than to criticize politicians or political parties.
We will all hold each other accountable to respecting these agreements.
Are you accepting/soliciting vendors?
We are not permitted for vendors at this event. As a result, we will not be seeking vendors at this event.
Will groups/organizations be allowed to table?
No, there will not be any tabling allowed at any time during the march.
Will the route be posted?
No, we will not post the route for safety reasons. The starting location will be at W. Civic Center Drive & N. Flower Street.
Will there be restrooms at the event?
Yes! There will be enough restroom facilities and toilet paper for all.
Is this a protest?
No. This is a non-partisan, peaceful, family-friendly march and rally that aims to unite the many diverse communities in Orange County.
There are many social issues that our community is upset about so this is an opportunity for us to come together. Our voices are louder when united.
It’s all about sending a powerful message to Washington that we will not rest until women and marginalized groups have parity and equity.
Is there a cost?
No, This event is free to the public
Can I bring my family?
Yes, this is a peaceful, family-friendly event.
Can I bring my car/float?
No. Only pedestrians are allowed on the march route. Note that ADA compliant medical mobility scooters and wheelchairs are allowed for those who require one to be mobile.
Will the march be ADA friendly?
Yes, we will have an ADA accessible area for those that are not able to march or require seating during the event. Also, personal medical vehicles such as ADA compliant mobility scooters and wheel chairs are permissible for those who require it.
Can men march?
Yes! The march is open to everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, tolerance of diversity, and compassion for our shared humanity. Everyone is welcome! This is a free, family-friendly, non-partisan march. Please be sure to read our Code of Conduct.
Can I bring my pets?
No pets please, but service animals are welcome.
How can I volunteer?
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete this form: http://bit.ly/OCWMVolunteer
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
How can my organization get involved?
If you or your organization is interested in becoming a volunteer or partner, please complete the google form found on the home page of our website, www.OCWomensMarch.org. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org