Hundreds of people took part in a rally and march at City Hall aimed at convincing Mayor Bob Filner to resign or face a recall.
Many who attended the rally and march said they had voted for Filner and now wish they had not. "We have progressive people in San Diego that have the ability and the ethics to be mayor and be progressive and get things done," said one woman at the rally.
Attorney Gloria Allred talked about the dream of gender equality and had this message for Filner. "In San Diego, you have turned that dream into a nightmare for the women of San Diego … many of whom are here with me today and that is why you must go," she said.
After a series of speeches, the group set off on a march around the Civic Center.
When they returned, many signed recall petitions. The recall campaign needs to turn in 102,000 valid signatures by Sept. 26 to qualify for the ballot. Organizers say they got a couple hundred signatures on their petitions at Sunday's rally.
There were thanks for one of Filner's accusers. "I made a mistake and voted for him," one woman told Peggy Shannon, the most recent woman to accuse Filner of sexual harassment. "I will do what I can and I am so sorry that happened to you."