Other marches to take place across Florida and U.S.
On January 21st, as the Women’s March on Washington is happening, Floridians will March for women’s rights at the State Capitol.
The marches will send a clear message to leaders in Tallahassee and in Washington that women’s rights are human rights. The grassroots effort will culminate in a rally with speakers including civic leaders, advocates, and others at the Florida Capitol.
What: Women’s March on Tallahassee
When: Saturday January 21, 2017. Pre-Rally Community Gathering starts at 12:30 PM. March starts at 2:00 PM. Rally at the Capitol starts at 3:00 PM.
Where: The march begins at Railroad Square, 623 McDonnell Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32310. It concludes at The Old Capitol, 400 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32399.
Note: Sister marches will be held in other Florida cities including Miami, Orlando, St. Petersburg and Sarasota. Details on those marches may be found here and on Facebook event pages.
Who: Rally speakers will include:
- Kate Cartagena, Youth Organizing, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
- Barbara Zdravecky, President and CEO, Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida
- Lillian Tamayo, President and CEO, Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida
- Jennifer Proffitt, President, United Faculty of Florida
- Joanne McCall, President, Florida Education Association
- Meg Baldwin, Executive Director, Refuge House
- Judi Marraccini, Legislative Director, FL NOW
- Dr. Petra Doan, Equality Florida
- University students (Aaveri Davis from FAMU and Haley Gentile and Lola Periwinkle from FSU)
The march has been endorsed by the following organizations:
- Brevard NOW
- Florida National Organization for Women
- Equality Florida Institute
- National Council of Jewish Women Florida
- Pro-Choice Coalition of Broward County
- 1199 SEIU, SEIU
- Progress Florida
- Democratic Women’s Club of Florida
- League of Women Voters of Florida
- American Civil Liberties Union of Florida
- Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates
Why: To send a clear message to leaders in Tallahassee and in Washington that women’s rights are human rights.
Please visit www.fappa.org for more information.
Map of march route: