Standing room only for Roanoke's second Women's March

Published: Jan. 20, 2018 at 6:59 PM EST
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People from all walks of life made their way to the Women's March in Roanoke to speak out. For some it was their first march, but for others a tradition they want to pass down. Mother and daughter Lori and Mandolyn Mullins attended the march last year in Washington, D.C.

"I had never done anything like that," said Mullins, "It opened my eyes to something that I had never experienced before." The event was more than just smiles, pink hats, and holding signs; organizers want people to get involved.

"It's a call to action for 2018," said Barbara Andes, who is an event organizer. "2017 showed us we can be effective when we work hard and have a plan." Organizers helped attendees get plugged into areas such as redistricting reform, pipeline opposition, immigration, healthcare ,and violence against women.