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Austin takes part in Women’s March

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 by Nina Hernandez

Austin is one of 300 cities across the country joining the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday, Jan. 21. The protest, according to organizers, isn’t about President-elect Donald Trump, but rather a message to him and elected officials from the local to the national level that “women’s rights are human rights” and that they are expected to respect those rights. Organizers hope to draw a million people to the marches nationwide. The Texas effort is headed by Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, Texas Freedom Network, Progress Texas and a dozen other local organizations and nonprofits. Speakers will include former state Sen. Wendy Davis (Fort Worth), state Rep. Senfronia Thompson (Houston) and author Lizzie Velasquez. Find out more at the March on Austin website.

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