On Saturday, Jan. 20, Women’s March SLO, an affiliate of the national Women’s March organization, held a rally at Mission Plaza in Downtown SLO to encourage people to vote and to have their voice heard. The 2017 Women’s March SLO gathering was reported to be the largest single-day demonstration in San Luis Obispo’s history. This year’s venue that holds approximately 2,000 people was filled to capacity. Dawn Addis, co-founder of WMSLO estimated that 3,500-4,000 people attended the event. WMSLO also announced that Addis was invited to attend the President’s annual State of the Union Address on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, as Rep. Salud Carbajal’s guest.
Photos by Mark A. Diaz