The response to our SWAN / Indivisible: Conejo bus charters from Conejo Valley activists has been incredible, and we're grateful for your collective enthusiasm! There will be a total of five(!) buses transporting about 160 marchers downtown.
If you are among those early RSVPs who have secured a seat, you should have received a confirmation email with payment details. Please note the due date for payment! If we have not received the $29 fee by that date (either Wednesday 1/10 or Friday 1/12), we will give your seat to the next person at the top of our waiting list.
If you RSVP'd but have NOT received such an email, you are on our waiting list. As other activists let us know they've made alternative plans, or fail to provide payment, we will fill their seats from the top of the list.
If you're concerned you won't make it to the top of the waiting list, or have only recently decided to attend the march, we encourage you to book a seat on the Rally Bus that will stop at the Lakes shopping center in Thousand Oaks on the morning of the 20th, on its way into the city.
Whether you ride that bus, take the Metro, or drive downtown, we encourage you to join other Indivisible: Conejo and SWAN activists as we march together! Once we have emerged from our chartered buses, we will convene at 8:30 a.m. at the Hilton Checkers Hotel, located at 535 S. Grand Ave. We'll head to Pershing Square from there, for the beginning of the march.
A couple of notes concerning signs: March organizers have disallowed the use of wooden sticks, poles or posts. Softer materials are allowed, however, such as giftwrap tubes. SWAN is hosting a sign-making party on Wednesday, January 17 at Create Studio, 31840 Village Center Drive in Westlake Village. Drop in anytime between 3 and 6 p.m. for materials and inspiration! There will be a $5 drop-in fee.
Those activists who are not interested in traveling into Los Angeles may want to head the opposite direction on the 20th. The group Justice For All is sponsoring an event called "Ventura County Rising" from 10 a.m. to noon at Plaza Park in downtown Ventura, 651 E Thompson Blvd. Indivisible Ventura co-leader Veronica James, who lost her own home in the Thomas Fire last month, will be among the speakers. Additionally, activists in Santa Barbara will have their own Women's March, beginning at 11 a.m. at De La Guerra Plaza (off State Street).
Wherever you march or protest, we encourage you to gather friends and family and get out on January 20. Let's remind Trump that the Resistance is strong, and it's a force he'll have to reckon with for as long as he holds office!