April 22, 2017 (San Diego) KPBS reports that 15,000 San Diegans showed up for the March for Science. Like the Women’s March, this will also go down as one of the largest marches in San Diego. The Women’s March had about 40,000. That was the largest march in San Diego history. This is the second largest march. Both have come after the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
What does this mean? For starters it is a symptom of something else. San Diego is no longer the small, military, conservative town it once was. In fact, now it is the 8th largest city in the country, and Democrats do outnumber Republicans in registered voters.
If you want a third marker, the women’s march had a better turnout than the inauguration in Washington DC. We are still waiting for te data from. Today’s march inDC.. However, we can clearly say that there is a rejection of a radical Republican agenda in the United States. An agenda that rejects scientific knowledge, as well as facts. There are less Americans who also believe the president is not lying
What we believe is happening is we are seeing the early signs of an upcoming wave election. Republican control of the U.S. House might very well be at risk in 2018. Democrats need to retake 24 seats. If people show up to vote the way they are at marches, we might see a repeat of the Democratic wave of 2006. The question is what they will do with it?
For completeness, this is the statement from tje White House.