Women, men, and children in KELOLAND stood in solidarity with the Women’s March in Washington D.C.
Hundreds filled the Calvary Cathedral parking lot, some holding up signs with strong messages. That includes Tammy Logan’s, a mom of two teen girls.
“For the future of my girls, for the future of all of our generations,” Logan said.
“Just knowing that all these people feel the same way we feel, it feels amazing,” Tatyana Scrivner said.
Big crowds of people marched down Phillips Avenue toward City Hall. Most marched in solidarity with women more than a thousand miles away in Washington D.C.
” So there was a lot of push back after the election in terms of negative rhetoric and different communities feeling very marginalized. When the Million Women March On Washington became established and started gaining traction we wanted to do a sister March in Sioux Falls,” Kadyn Wittman, Event Co-Organizer, said.
While the marchers came from different walks of life, organizers say the event is all about rallying behind one cause.
“Because although we fall in different sides of the aisle on different issues, we are women, and we are a community and we must stand together,” Kelly Sullivan, Event Co-Organizer, said.
That means standing together for equal rights and justice for all.
“Just to show them that their voices matter, everybody’s voices matter,” Logan said.
“Everybody gets a say and what they do, and nobody else should care about what they’re doing,” Zoey Scrivner said.
Event organizers say they were only expecting about 200 people to show up this morning, yet they’re more than happy the Sioux Falls community exceeded their expectations.