Susie Vandruff, left, and Micaela Rubalcava display their signs prior to the start of the Women’s March on Jan. 20 in front of the Plumas County courthouse. Rubalcava was one of the first speakers and talked about sisterhood and what can be learned from Chilean leaders. Photos by Debra Moore
The last speaker of the day summed it up: “2017 bounced a bunch us out of complacency,” said Michele Fulton, during the Women’s March held Jan. 20 in Quincy.
This was the second year for the march, just as it was for marches across the United States and around the world.
Approximately 150 gathered in front of the courthouse to listen to speakers ranging from college professors to a local pastor. Following the remarks, the gathering of women, men and children marched down Main Street from the courthouse to the post office and back again. They held signs and chanted, while being cheered on by horn-tooting cars passing by.
Speakers shared statistics, told personal stories and implored attendees to continue the effort to be heard and to fight for human rights, not just women’s rights. They told the audience to find candidates that they could support and to vote.