VC Reporter: Locals Share Common Ground, Prepare for What's to Come

January 27, 2017

Locals Share Common Ground, Prepare for What's to Come

Jan 25, 2017 | Cover Story, Michael Sullivan, Ojai, Oxnard, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Ventura County, Westlake Village

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson: "I was absolutely astounded by the truly historic turnout, as well as the peaceful and joyful tone of the march. I could not have imagined that 750,000 people would turn out on the streets of Los Angeles, and that we would see equally astounding turnouts at marches happening locally, around the state, the country and the world. What it showed me is that, while women (and many men) are angry and afraid, they are also hopeful, energized, eager to take action and very eagerly looking for opportunities to express the values they believe in and the vision of America that they hold for this country. It showed me that women will be the vital force in leading this resistance. We were on the cusp of electing the first female president of the United States, and while Hillary Clinton did not make it into the Oval Office, her candidacy changed us. We can now imagine a woman holding the highest office in the land. Her values changed us. And we will not go back."