“It’s a very pivotal time:” Thousands rally, share their voices at Women’s March in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE -- It is a protest that made history as one of the largest in the country. For the second year in a row, the Women's March was taking place in cities across the country -- as well as in the City of Milwaukee.

Thousands of people gathered to rally at MacArthur Square in front of the Milwaukee County Courthouse on Saturday, Jan. 20. It included a diverse crowd of genders and ages.

Women's March in Milwaukee

The movement initially largely focused on women's rights. But now, the movement has changed.

"It's a very pivotal time for us to think about racism and how we can make change to it," said Astar Herndon. "We still have a culture of work that is high in sexual harassment and assault."

It also includes civil, immigrant, disability, LGBTQIA, reproductive rights and environmental justice to name a few.

Passion came even on a state level. State Sen. Lena Taylor spoke, sharing a message of action.

"Women should be engaged. I want them to vote. I want them to make their voices heard. I want them to run for office. I want them to support candidates that that support the issues that are important to them," Taylor said.

State Sen. Lena Taylor

This weekend marks the anniversary of Pres. Donald Trump's inauguration.

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