‘Rally for Our Collective Rights’ being held on Saturday at Orlando City Hall

ORLANDO, Fla. — A coalition of progressive organizations is holding a rally to raise awareness against bills being passed by the Florida Legislature that they claim are attacking the rights of women, immigrants, people of color, trans youth and LGBTQ+ communities.

The “Rally for Our Collective Rights” is being held at Orlando City Hall at noon on Saturday.


According to a news release from the coalition, these bills are part of a nationwide effort to scapegoat marginalized communities, stoke racism, sexism, anti-immigrant and anti-LGBTQ sentiment, and turn school and work environments into political battlegrounds.

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Speakers at Saturday’s rally will include Mayor Buddy Dyer, Commissioner Patty Sheehan and State Rep. Anna Eskamani, as well as representatives from faith-based groups, activists and schools from around Central Florida.

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The group expects hundreds of people to attend Saturday’s rally.

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