Who We Are
Women’s March Sacramento (WMS) serves the existing women’s rights, civil rights, and workers’ rights organizations in the Sacramento area as a project of Social Good Fund 501(c)(3). An event ally chapter of Women's March Global, we are 100% volunteer led, and all fundraising comes from the kind generosity of the community. Thank you.
Lead coordinator. Initiative: Voter Justice
A proud daughter of immigrants from Central America, born and raised in Sacramento CA, Scarlette Bustos is a local activist, grassroots community organizer and business manager. Scarlette works side by side with the ever growing WMS Community Council and allies to organize events, including the annual march and rally on the CA State Capitol.
Scarlette completed an Organizing Leaders Fellowship with The Hub Project along with other non-partisan campaign organizers nationwide who fight for a fair tax code and healthcare for all, and was voted onto the board of the national Tax March. Scarlette is best known in the community as the lead organizer for Tax March Sacramento.
Additionally, Scarlette is an active board member of Organize Win Legislate Sacramento (OWLS): a political organization serving progressive activists in Sacramento. She's also a proud member of the Sacramento Chapter of Move to Amend which seeks to create a constitutional amendment to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights. Scarlette believes that money in politics, campaign financing, and greed weave together most problems faced by the ongoing Civil Rights Movement.
Scarlette uses her Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts Directing from CSUS to organize and execute local rallies and marches for multiple national campaigns in Sacramento and surrounding areas. She is excited about the ongoing changes to Women's March Sacramento, especially as an ally chapter of Women's March Global in solidarity with all organizations seeking to end violence against women across our world.
WMS Community Council
In aLPHABETICAL ORDER by Last Name
Angelique Ashby, City of Sacramento
Norma Alcala, Trustee Washington Unified School Board
Omega Brewer, WMS Workers’ Rights Advisor
Basim Elkarra, CAIR Sacramento
Renae Garcia, Women’s Empowerment
Cheri Greven, Planned Parenthood
Mersadez Hogan, WMS Outreach Director
KT O’Connor Hughins, Women’s Empowerment
Helen Hwang, Planned Parenthood
Elizabeth Kim, National Lawyers Guild
Porsche Middleton, City of Sacramento
Theresa Pascua, My Sister’s House
Connie Reitman-Solas, Inter-Tribal Council of CA
Dave Smith, WMS Lead Marshal
Jackie Smith, Placer Stonewall
Diana Stantz, Sacramento Take Back the Night
Karina Talamantes, Sacramento County Board of Education
Denise Tugade, WMS Political Director