Hundreds of Arkansans participate in the Women's March in Little Rock
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) —
Hundreds of people marched west on Capitol Avenue in solidarity of women's equality.
It's a demonstration filled with expectations.
"There's a lot of reasons to be out here," Laura Davis, a demonstrator, said.
"We need people's voices to be heard and this is one way to do it," Claudia Gillette, a demonstrator, said. "This makes you proud, this reinvigorates us."
Women and men, side by side, marching to the Arkansas Capitol.
"It's a chance for us to let Washington and Arkansans know what the people really think," Gillette said.
"Women have stepped up like never before and I’m just proud to be a part of that," Teresa Speed, another marcher, said.
It's all a part of the 2018 Women's March, a demonstration where the people here are not only seeking equality among men and women, but are also supporting the elimination of sexual harassment with the times up movement.
"It's not at the back of our minds anymore, it's at the forefront because we want to change it," Amanda Sowle, said.
"We have to make our voices be known that we are not represented by our Congress, our Senate or our White House," Speed said.
Hoping that these steps toward the Arkansas Capitol will be steps toward equal opportunities for women across the country, and the Natural State.
"I think it's worth it to come and show what you support and try to create some action to make things better," Sowle said.
"Women, we have to stand up and be recognized," said Speed.
"The only way that actions going to happen is if we do it together," Sowle said.
Tomorrow will mark the anniversary of the first women's march.
Last year, roughly five to seven thousand people marched in Little Rock.