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Women’s March on Washington, DC – and Monterey County related activities

City of Monterey native Amanda Cole, currently a resident of Washington, DC, has bicycles for transportation at the ready.
Amanda and her friend Sierra Dehmler, a native of rural Monterey County who resides in Brooklyn, NY, was among those participating in the nonviolent Women’s March on Washington, DC on January 21.

Amanda was also a peaceful presence on the streets of the nation’s capital on inauguration day. She was interviewed that day by Washington Post videographer Dalton Bennett: https://twitter.com/AccoleCole/status/822952148480753665

Women’s rights are human rights. The mission and vision of this event are to “stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families—recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.” Learn much more here.

Others from Monterey County participating in the Women’s March on Washington included local resident and arts leader Paulette Lynch, 20th District Congressional Representative Jimmy Panetta, and many more.

There are many ways to help protect all that we love about our nation and planet.
Bicycling Monterey respects all who choose to peacefully assemble, which is a cherished Constitutional right in the United States.
Please help make the job of law enforcement officers at such activities easier. Most law enforcement professionals are deeply committed to protecting your rights. Educate yourself about your rights and responsibilities via reliable resources such as:

Monterey County 

Women’s March on Washington “Sister March”

and other activities January 20-21

Sister Marches are solidarity events inspired by the Women’s March on Washington, and organized by volunteers around the nation and world. In Monterey County, they include:

For details on these and other local activities, refer to local media, such as the blog of former Monterey County Herald editor Royal Calkins—Monterey Bay Partisan https://www.montereybaypartisan.com/2017/01/17/your-guide-to-whats-up-in-monterey-county-because-of-whats-going-down-in-d-c. (Update, 10/28/17 from 10/26/17 Monterey County Weekly report by Sara Rubin: “Calkins announced Oct. 16 he would be winding down the site and instead contributing to Voices of Monterey Bay.” (See https://voicesofmontereybay.org/2017/10/15/youve-found-voices-of-monterey-bay/.)

Special thanks to photographer Sierra Dehmler and her friend Amanda Cole for granting Bicycling Monterey permission to use Sierra’s personal snapshot in this post.

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