Hundreds expected to take to the streets in Women’s March Fort Myers

Reporter: Gail Levy
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Saturday morning, the Women’s March Fort Myers will take to the streets to represent the political party and the values that they hope will carry out for the next four years.

Starting around 10 a.m., up to 200 people are expected to line the sidewalks for a “call to action demonstration.”

The goal is for people to come out to show their support for what are Democratic party talking points. For example, abortion rights, racial and criminal justice reform, voting rights and economic justice.

Event organizers hope people feel the strength in numbers.

“Having a place to go where I can express the concern for those issues and having people supporting those same issues is important. So I think that’s something that the Women’s March Fort Myers is trying to do,” said Debbie Canyock, board member and treasurer.

How will this march be different? Participants will be six feet apart, wear masks and stand in place.

“People could come out and feel safe outside, wear a mask, be socially distant, and yet still be able to speak out, wave their flags, their signs, whatever they have, and I think it will just be a positive note,” said the organization’s vice president, Kathy Mayo

People can walk the sidewalks if they choose as the event hopes to stretch from the Edison Ford Estates to the courthouse on Fowler Street downtown.

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