• Hundreds fill Hemming Park for Women's March in Jacksonville

    By: Alicia Taracon , Action News Jax

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    Hundreds of people filled Hemming Park in downtown Jacksonville to march for women’s rights.  

    It’s part of the national Women’s March that’s being held in Washington and in cities across the U.S. on Saturday. 

    Organizers and women’s groups took center stage wanting to tackle issues such as reproductive rights, immigration and violence toward women. 

    One by one, supporters spoke out saying, “I’m tired of men making decisions for me, we have to get equal pay. Women are still not equal to men.”

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    Bonnie Hendrix, the president of the Women’s March Jacksonville told Action News Jax the event helps push marginalized groups to get out and vote.  

    “We’re going to uplift the voices of the immigrant, voices from the community that’s suffering from economic and social injustice,” said Hendrix. 

    Voting is a right that  Janie Dew holds close to her heart. 

    “I look at my mother. My mother was 7 years old when women won the right to vote. So I’m proud to be here,” said Dew. 

    The march started in Hemming Park and ended at the Supervisor of Elections office. 
     

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