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Women “take it to the streets” in Pittsburg Saturday

Women were taking it to the streets yesterday in Pittsburg.

A group of women from several organizations took part in their annual Women’s March.

A number of men and some children additionally took part.

“This is our third year doing the Women’s March,” says Ashley Caldwell-Whetzel of the group SEK-NOW.

“We are actually independent from the national women’s march,” she explains. “We’re not a part of that group. This is  . . . women of Southeast Kansas coming together and sharing what’s important to us, sharing what matters to us.”

The group marched from 12th and Broadway to the Pritchett Pavilion at 2nd and Broadway.

Among some of the causes championed were economic justice; LGBTQ rights; sensible gun rights; reproductive rights; racial equality; and ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.

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