Tallahassee residents march with Planned Parenthood

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
January 20, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - On Saturday, residents of Tallahassee gathered together to march for what they believe in. Individuals hope that with each step, they were making a difference for the future.

A local park was covered with posters, chanting and booths. Among the hundreds of people there was Stephanie Kindos, who hoped to have her voice heard.

"We're here today because we are registered voters and and we've been practicing what we preach," Kindos said.

Kindos believes being surrounded by the community and supporting one another is what the march was all about.

"To rally with like-minded people and learn a little bit about what they are marching for, and what we can march for in the future," she said.

Individuals of every age, gender and nationality came together to learn more about policies and how to advocate for yourself.

Kimberly Scott, the Director of Public Policy for Florida's Planned Parenthood, stated that it's a chance to show others how they can be a part of the change they want to see.

"We're thrilled because this is an opportunity for women's voices and for the community to come together and really talk about what we need our government and our leaders to pursue," she said.

Those who were in attendance heard various speakers explain bills and petitions that offered marchers like Giancarlo Barrios a chance to learn something new.

"I'm hoping to learn a little more about all this because I feel like there's a lot I don't know," expressed Barrios.

The information that residents could gather at the women's march was only a part of the experience. The other component, Sara Sigel says, is standing in solidarity.

"We came last year and I just think it's important to come out again this year, for Latinas, Jewish women, for all women," Sigel added.

Other hot topics of Saturday's march included healthcare, as well as department of corrections reform as it relates to female inmates and female officers.

If you are interested in learning more about Planned Parenthood, here are some upcoming events in our area:

Wednesday, January 23
FSU Generation Action "Abortion and Chill"
General Body Meeting at HWC2500 at 6 p.m.

Thursday, January 24
Planned Parenthood Volunteer Interest Meeting
At Planned Parenthood (2618 W. Tennessee Street) at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 31
FAMU First General Body Meeting
On FAMU's campus (Join GroupMe for more info)

Wednesday, February 6
Planned Parenthood Leadership Action Team Meeting
At Planned Parenthood (2618 W. Tennessee Street) at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 19
"Get the Scoop" on Legislative Session 2019
At Planned Parenthood (2618 W. Tennessee Street) at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 27
Messaging Training
At Planned Parenthood (2618 W. Tennessee Street) at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 5
Planned Parenthood Leadership Action Team Meeting
At Planned Parenthood (2618 W. Tennessee Street) at 6:30 p.m.



 
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