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Southern Colorado participates in Women’s March movement

Posted at 9:50 PM, Jan 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-21 14:59:40-05

COLORADO SPRINGS – Colorado Springs took part in the Women’s March movement, with the local version of happening Saturday afternoon downtown.

“We have a lot of work still to do. Today we march, tomorrow we work,” said marcher Casey Scott.

Some marchers noticed a shift from last year.

“There is more age diversity, there is more men here,” added Scott.

One of those men, John Orinjok, marched with his granddaughter on his shoulders. He hopes to lessen the burden she has to shoulder as she grows older.

“I’m not happy the way the country’s heading so i’m trying to stand up for women, better future for my grandchildren,” he said. “I’d like to see women making choices for themselves.”

Though they say a good place for change start would be to end the government shutdown.

“You think we could get rid of the government shutdown for example and bring 800,000 people back to paychecks?” asked Scott.

“Well it’d be nice to get the government started up again,” Orinjok added.

Marchers came together from different backgrounds as they gear up for the 2020 elections, trying to sway voters one event at a time.

“We may not be able to move America,” Scott said. “But can we move Colorado, can we move the Springs?”

Event organizers say about 1,300 people made it out today. Pueblo also held a march, with several hundred participants.