On Inauguration Day, Bay Area Communities Resist Trump and Issue Call to Resistance

What:        San Francisco “Resist Trump” Protest  Inauguration   
Date:            Friday, January 20, 2017
Time and Locations:
9:00AM     Justin Herman Plaza, rally and march to various Trump-supporting companies

12:00PM     555 California Street, a Trump-owned building. March ends with cultural events

Throughout the nation communities will be mobilizing against Trump and saying #ItTakesRoots to #GrowtheResistance 

Visuals: Attendees will carry two giant hundred-foot-long banners that say “Resist” and “Protect.”

San Francisco, CA ­­­– While Donald Trump is taking the oath, hundreds of thousands of people across the country will take to the streets to resist the threat posed by the incoming administration and to build a vision beyond hate and walls and defend democracy.

In San Francisco, communities most impacted by a wide range of the incoming administration’s proposed policies will join forces to  organize, unite and defend civil and human rights and to declare their cities to be hate-free zones — free from mass deportations, racist registries, attacks on working people, and corporate giveaways of public goods. Instead, they will call for protection of our healthcare system, our environment, free public education, and sanctuaries for immigrants.

“We will not only resist all forms of hate, but the Bay Area will continue to be a beacon of innovative progressive policies,” said Feng Kung, of Jobs with Justice San Francisco, adding: “While the incoming administration has shown itself to be hostile to freedom of speech; targeted Muslims with a religious registry; and sought to deport millions of families, the Bay Area community rejects these threats,”

Said Kimi Lee of Bay Rising “This march will unite community, labor, people of faith, seniors, and youth who have fought side-by-side to make Bay Area cities a national model of progress and we will double down on our commitment to expand and defend these freedoms in the Bay Area region in the face of federal intervention.”

In addition to this march, separate rallies will occur at 11:30 AM at SF General Hospital on 23rd Street and Potrero Avenue (organized by SEIU 1021) and at 5 PM at Civic Center Plaza (organized by the ANSWER Coalition).


The Inauguration Day March is being organized by Bay Rising and Jobs with Justice, San Francisco. Bay Rising is a regional alliance which does voter outreach to tens of thousands of Bay Area voters, and includes San Francisco Rising, Oakland Rising, and Silicon Valley Rising. Jobs with Justice, San Francisco is an alliance of labor unions and community organizations working together to build a strong, progressive movement for economic, racial and social justice.

#J20 #ItTakesRoots