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.