WeHo’s Mayor and Present and Former Council Members Speak Out Against Trump

West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister, City Councilmember Lindsey Horvath and former councilmember Abbe Land were among the speakers at yesterday’s Women’s March Los Angeles.

The march attracted an estimated half to three-quarter of a million people, who rallied to express their support for human rights as Donald Trump begins his term as the 45th president.

“In November 2016 our nation took a huge step back,” Meister said in her speech, which is shown in the video by Councilmember Horvath that is posted above. “… We must all be aware because women’s rights, LGBT rights, civil rights, our human rights are being threatened. Access to affordable health care, Social Security, Medicare are being threatened …

“To Capitol Hill, if you are listening, we are putting you on notice. ”

The Los Angeles march was many of several dozen around the nation and around the world to demonstrate against threats that Trump will make moves against human rights and against existing international treaties and relationships.

The crowd at Women’s March Los Angeles in downtown L.A. (Photo by Cathy Blavis)

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Jim C.
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Jim C.

What’s crazy is that if Hillary said ‘it’s time that people in DC stop profiteering at the expense of the people who can least afford it. It’s time to hold them responsible for their actions. It’s time for us to rebuild our infrastructure and give americans good jobs, I would have been jumping up and down with the glee of agreement. However, when Donald Trump says these things, I think – there goes the EPA, there goes Consumer Protection, there goes equality under the law and reproductive rights. There goes HUD, There go our allies. There goes all the gains… Read more »

J Simmons
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J Simmons

I was told that the womens march was not in weho thus my suggestion to have wehovill put in the story from the onion about mike pense being very upset and disappointed so many men allowed their women participate. I was horrified, thought it both relevant to the issue and the most timely reason to include. I stumbled upon the story, but I think Women Who Live in weho and did the march WOULD like to have relevant news and weho’s women should read the onion’s short article about mike pense and how it applies to women living in weho.… Read more »