ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Sunday is Women’s Equality Day, which is dedicated to celebrating women’s suffrage. It was 98 years ago that women won the fight to gain voting rights.
- Sunday is Women's Equality Day
- Woman gained right to vote 98 years ago
- March held at St. Pete church to honor the day
To honor the day, women and men gathered for a service at Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg. Then they marched around the area, holding signs, and chanting.
“It was a 70 year fight for women to simply get the most basic of democratic rights,” said Amy Weintraub of Progress Florida.
“I think it’s important for us to make sure our voices are heard,” said Stacey Kroto, the Chair of the Reproductive Rights Action Team of the League of Women Voters of St. Petersburg.
The women want to make sure the country continues to move forward when it comes to women’s equality and rights. Some at today’s event fear the opposite will happen if Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is appointed.
“[He] has shown in his past decisions on other courts to not be in favor of reproductive rights,” said Weintraub.
Despite which side of politics you’re on, the fight is more about exercising the right to vote, something many before us fought hard to get.
“Politics affect us all. Politics are local,” said Kroto.
“This is solidarity with our sisters and brothers who are united for justice,” said Weintraub.