Why Southern California women will march – and where they’ll march – in 2018

By JEFF HORSEMAN | jhorseman@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise

PUBLISHED: January 18, 2018 at 10:51 am | UPDATED: January 18, 2018 at 10:59 am

Many who marched, like Cindy Gitter, 52, of Ladera Ranch, say they hadn’t been politically active before. Now she co-chairs the environmental working group for Women for American Values and Ethics, which seeks to advance progressive causes.

“There’s a feeling of really positive and shared energy,” she said. “It was the first march I ever participated in in my life.”

The marches, Gitter said, “show people that you have a voice, whether you consider yourself disenfranchised or part of the minority. I think it symbolizes the right and the privilege and, on some level, the responsibility to participate in democracy.”