WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (KGO) -- A crowd estimated in the thousands turned out for a march in Walnut Creek.
At the end, people gathered at Civic Park downtown for a rally.
Many were holding signs and clad in pink, fighting for equality.
Others taking note of the current government shutdown and the battle over funding for a border wall.
Participants say they realize this is a time to make their voices heard.
"This is an important time in our life and in our country that we need to make a statement. We need to show up we need to represent and uh having two daughters this is even a bigger deal more than before," said one participant.
This is the third year there's been a women's march in Walnut Creek.