• Michelle Hebert

March held in Tallahassee for Women’s Rights

On Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, Women’s Marches took place all over the world. Marchers in Tallahassee, Fl., participated in a Women’s March and rally, as they did a year ago in 2017. This year, about 450 people gathered in front of the Old Capitol to rally, the Tallahassee Democrat reported.

According to Indivisible

Tallahassee, four of Tallahassee’s Indivisible chapters sponsor the event. Speakers at the rally did not just speak about women’s rights; speakers addressed the environment, gun issues, and immigration. The “Blue Wave,” an initiative to elect Democrats and Progressives into public office, was also a topic discussed at the rally.

Kim Armstrong, an organizer with Indivisible Tallahassee, stated, “We’re fighting within the system.”

The number of people at the 2018 march was significantly lower than in 2017. About 14,000 attended the march in 2017, compared to about 450 in 2018, according to the Tallahassee Democrat. The number of people in attendance didn’t hinder the people’s spirits, however: people still wore knitted hats, chanted “this is what democracy looks like,” and held signs calling for the impeachment of Donald Trump.

Mary Kelsay attended the event and said it was an opportunity for her to see the different movements in Tallahassee and who was involved in them.

The 34-year-old stated, “I was at the last march and I wanted to feel that community again and get charged up. There’s still a lot more work to do.”