Get ready to march, Minnesota!
Link: Women’s March Minnesota
All are welcome and encouraged to stand up with our female friends and neighbors. The larger the crowd, the louder our message. This march is for everyone, and every person counts.
What is it?
On January 21, as the Women’s March on Washington converges on the National Mall, more than 300 sister marches will mobilize cities throughout the country. In St. Paul, an expected turn-out of several thousand will march in solidarity with all people whose safety and liberty are threatened by the policies of the incoming administration, including women, immigrants, Indigenous people, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals.
The incoming president and his cabinet have maligned and threatened the most marginalized among us. Once in power, they will work to erode their rights and their dignity – as well as our tools of dissent. The new congress is already working hard to push through this agenda. These efforts must be met with empathic resistance. Join us at the march to demonstrate our conviction and to celebrate the diversity and the power of a community united.
Starting at 10:00 at St. Paul College, the march will head to the Capitol for a rally from noon to 2:00, featuring speeches from state representatives and local activists, along with music from celebrated local performers. Come get inspired, empowered, and connected with friends and allies. See below for the march route and rally program.
Saturday, January 21
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
St. Paul College
235 Marshall Ave., St. Paul
Plan to arrive no later than 10:30. March departs at 11:00.
Route (about ½ mile):
Marchers head east on Concordia Avenue, turn north at John Ireland Boulevard, and head northeast, arriving at the South Stairs of the Capitol building.
75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard., St Paul
Please note: The march and rally take place entirely outdoors. Please dress accordingly.
• MN Senator Patricia Torres Ray
• MN Senator Sandy Pappus
• MN Representative Ilhan Ohmar
• MN House Minority Speaker Melissa Hortman
• Sarah Stoesz, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood MN, ND, SD
• Ann Bancroft, renowned polar explorer and founder of the Ann Bancroft Foundation
• Trista Matascastillo, veteran and advocate
• Prairie Fire Lady Choir
• K. Raydio
• Ann Reed
• Soul Beautiful