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Hundreds gather downtown for Tucson Women's March 2020

Posted at 10:05 AM, Jan 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-18 19:17:31-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Women and their allies gathered across the united states for the fourth annual Women's March Saturday.

The main event was held in Washington D.C., but there was a march in Tucson as well where hundred gathered downtown to emphasize the Equal Rights Amendment.

Starting and ending at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library marchers walked a one-mile route to show their support in many issues affecting women such as enforcing the equal rights amendment, protecting women's reproductive rights, and ending violence against women.

Tucson Women's March organizer Karine Garcia said "Until that is fixed, we are going to continue to speak up. whether we are different races or different ethnicity, we all have our individual liberties and rights and really it is all about the pursuit of liberty and happiness."

The Women's March website states its mission is to raise awareness to those who have been subject to maltreatment and to create change within communities.

Tucson Women's March attendee Kira Cuthbert said "I think its overran more than it should be by men, and i think that women can do a really big part and show a lot in our country and we haven't really been given our chances to do that. and i think we can make a really big difference. we're not going to be quiet anymore. we are going to stand for what's right and we're going to do what's right."

Pushing unity and strength the 2020 Tucson Women's March was filled with positive energy and demand for change, but for marchers like Christian Dickenson the push for change shouldn't stop at this march.

Tucson Women's March attendee Christian Dickenson said "Things like this, like this women's march are absolutely fantastic and they're great but, i think there needs to be more. and a lot of people will disagree with me and say we're too polarized now. but i think when politeness intersects with justice, justice needs to win."