Orange County

Hundreds gather at City Hall for Orlando Women’s March

ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Organization of Women Orange County Chapter hosted the Orlando Women’s March on Sunday.

Hundreds of people met on the steps of City Hall to let their voices be heard.

The march highlighted a variety of issues in Central Florida and around the country.

People marched together for women’s rights and equal rights for all ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

“We will make sure this is America for all of us,” said Kim Porteous, the president of the Florida National Organization for Women.

Volunteers in the crowd were getting people registered to vote, and after all that, they marched from City Hall to Lake Eola.

“By supporting these rights and these communities, Americans will be able to decide who takes the White House in 2020,” said Barbara Sheridan, the president of the Orange County National Organization for Women.

A lot of people at the march supported women’s reproductive rights and were asking the crowd to support Planned Parenthood.

Another group, which didn’t agree, protested with signs and was asked to leave.

Rep. Anna Eskamani, Rep. Amy Mercado and Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan spoke at the event.