Women's March DC 2019: What you need to know

- If you're one of the thousands of people planning to attend the Women’s March in Washington, here’s a whole list of things you'll want to know, along with some additional resources.

Where will the march begin?

March participants will gather at 10 a.m. at Freedom Plaza, 1455 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

The march will kick off from the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20004 at 11 a.m.

The accessibility march meet-up point will be at the Plaza of Ronald Reagan Building (southwest corner of Pennsylvania Avenue NW and 13th Street N.)

The rally will be at Freedom Plaza at 12:30 p.m., where the event will also have the Main Support Station.

Street restrictions and closures

The following streets will be posted as Emergency No Parking from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m:

  • E Street NW, from 14th Street, NW to 11th Street, NW (both sides)
  • Pennsylvania Avenue, NW from 15th Street, NW to 9th Street, NW (both sides)
  • 13th Street, NW from F Street, NW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (both sides)
  • 11th Street, NW from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to E Street, NW (both sides)
  • 10th Street, NW from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW

The following streets will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m:

  • E Street, NW, from 14th Street, NW to 12th Street, NW
  • 13th Street, NW from Pennsylvania Avenue to F Street, NW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue, NW from 14th Street, NW to 15th Street, NW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue, NW from 12th Street, NW to 14th Street, NW

The following streets will additionally be closed from approximately 10:00 a.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m:

  • Pennsylvania Avenue, NW from 12th Street, NW to 9th Street, NW
  • 11th Street, NW from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to F Street, NW
  • E Street, NW from 9th Street, NW to 14th Street, NW
  • 12th Street, NW from Constitution Avenue, NW to F Street, NW
  • (only local traffic to Trump Hotel permitted from Constitution Avenue, NW)

All street closures and listed times are subject to change based upon prevailing or unexpected conditions.

What is the march about? Here's a statement from the Women’s March website:

The 2017 Women’s March inspired hundreds of women to run, millions more to vote, and dozens to win elected office. The 2019 Women’s March marks two years of resistance to the Trump presidency, two years of training new activists, and two years of building power. And this time, we're coming back with an agenda. On January 19, 2019, we’re going to flood the streets of Washington, D.C., and cities across the globe. The #WomensWave is coming, and we’re sweeping the world forward with us.

How can I get there?

If you’re driving to the D.C. area from out of town, march organizers suggest that you park at a Metro station and ride in. Metro offers free lots on the weekend.

Maryland’s MARC train system will offer additional services. 

MARC says all Penn Line services will be deployed, but riders should expect crowded trains, and some may need to stand. Click here for MARC’s schedule on the 19th.

Metro will not offer any additional services.

For alternative transportation services, check these links:
-    Amtrak
-    GoTo Bus
-    MegaBus
-    BoltBus

Will the partial government shutdown impact the march? Organizers say the shutdown will not influence the march.

If you’re not attending the march, you can contribute by clicking here.

For additional details, visit the 2019 Women’s March website.
 

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