Women Around the Nation Prepare to March on Washington

Women Around the Nation Prepare to March on Washington
Posted at 3:02 PM, Jan 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-17 13:42:30-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - With inauguration day only three days away, many women are focused on the next day when hundreds of thousands are expected to march on Washington.

The Women's March on Washington could be one of the largest demonstrations ever in the nation's capitol.

Hundreds of thousands of mothers and daughters from around the country are headed to D.C. to turn their election night upset into a positive movement.

It all started with a Facebook post by a woman in Hawaii, and within one day over 10,000 had agreed to take part.

Organizers say they hope the march will give women a voice and show that they can lead.

Linda Sarsour, the Co-Chair of the Women's March on Washington said, "One of our goals for this march is to display what it looks like when the progressive movements are working together when you have climate justice, racial justice, immigrate rights, women reproductive rights coming and showing one unified voice."

The march doesn't end in Washington. Over 270 sister marches will be happening simultaneously in all 50 states and in 33 countries around the globe, including here in Tallahassee.

The march locally starts at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.