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San Mateo Peace Action — Rally for Women on the SF Peninsula
by R. Robertson
Sunday Jan 19th, 2020 9:49 PM
Every Saturday, San Mateo Peace Action sponsors a protest at 3rd Ave and El Camino Real from 3pm... but one Saturday out of the year is extraordinary.
Photos by Wesley Chang, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer.

2020 marked the third year that three groups on the San Francisco Peninsula have come together to sponsor a musical rally in solidarity with the Women's March. San Mateo Peace Action, Indivisible CA-14 and the Raging Grannies Action League make sure that Peninsula residents who can't make it to the big city have an option to express their support for women's rights at a smaller, local venue.

As was the case in San Francisco, protesters in San Mateo demonstrated concern for multiple issues. Many raised signs calling for immigrant rights and climate action. Laura Hinz of San Mateo Peace Action stepped up to the mic and spoke to the importance of recognizing that the issues are interrelated. She said that moving forward we can't waste any opportunity to stand for peace, stand for women and stand for families.

The Raging Grannies chanted "Being polite is no solution, Grannies rise up for revolution!" which morphed into "Being polite is no solution, the PEOPLE rise up for revolution!" after input from the crowd. In the 35-year Raging Granny tradition, they dressed in stereotypical "Granny wear" featuring flowered hats and aprons, then made a quick costume change to judicial robes with lace collars for a tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. RBG is 86 years old this year, a contemporary of many of the Grannies.
§300 So. El Camino Real, San Mateo
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§Happy Birthday Roe v. Wade Banner
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January 22 will be the 47th year since the passage of legislation legalizing abortion
§Singers include members of SMPA
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...along with Raging Grannies
§Welcoming arrivals to the annual musical rally
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§Tribute to RBG
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§Raging Granny Guitarist in Pre-suffrage Outfit (at left)
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Authentic antique traveling outfit from the 1890's ... women didn't gain the right to vote until 1920.
§Audience participation
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