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Dozens protest SCOTUS nomination at Huntsville Women's March

Many people who came out to the Huntsville Women's March held up signs honoring the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Women in the Tennessee Valley are making their voices heard.

Groups in Huntsville joined communities from all over the nation on Saturday to march for women's rights.

Vote Gone Viral was at the march encouraging people to vote. Many people who marched say the 2020 presidential election is one of the most crucial in their lifetimes.

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United Women of Color Executive Director, Angela Curry, said, "If we don't get out and vote and make our voice heard about what kind of administration we want, I don't know that we'll be able to after this next election based on what the current administration has said."

Representative Laura Hall spoke at the march and asked kids in the crowd to stand with her. During her speech, she made a point that children are an important reason to vote.

Huntsville Women's March Planner, Katie Lorenze, said, "That brought a tear to my eye. I did not know she was going to do that. Again, it just highlights the point that I made earlier that it's not even about politics or political parties at this point, it's about the future. Our children are our future and so when I say as women vote in our own self interest, that also means for our children."

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Many people who came out held up signs honoring the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Jane Haithcock, a participant in the march, said, "RBG was amazing, and she is the embodiment of female empowerment and how she made sure that we were heard."

The group marched from the corner of Meridian Street to the Madison County Courthouse. They say they are finishing what they started in January 2017.

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"Now we have a SCOTUS nomination, not honoring her wishes and then someone who is very different as it relates to women's rights and how Ruth would have ruled on things, we feel like it's time to come together and speak in one voice about our rights," said Curry.

"The Republicans in the Senate say well, it's for the people to decide who fills her seat. Well, we are the people. We have already started voting and we are not okay with what's happening," said Lorenze.

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