Women who marched in DC continue sharing message

Posted at 5:55 PM, Feb 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-03 17:55:54-05

Right now, women who marched after the inauguration are making plans on how to keep their message out there for years to come. 

The Florida chapter of Women’s March on Washington is working to become a non-profit, but there are mixed reactions to their message. 

“We didn’t go to DC with the intention that that would be the end of it, that was just the start,” Marina Welch, Tampa captain of Women’s March Florida, said.

27,000 women from Florida joined the march on Washington DC last month and are still drawing on those feelings today. 

“This isn’t just a bunch of women saying pay attention to our signs and our message but this is a legitimate movement,” Welch said. 

It’s a movement that will soon be a non-profit called Women’s March Florida. 

“We all are concerned about what’s happening to our country and are not willing to sit back,” Welch said.

But some women don’t agree with the group’s march and purpose. 

“They had an agenda, it was a vulgar, nasty discriminatory agenda and it was to kick Trump in the behind and to kick his Trump supporters to the ground,” Trump supporter Robin Allweiss said.

Allweiss campaigned for Trump and said she was disgusted by the women’s march.

“That’s not what women should be doing women are nurturing, we should be bringing people together,” Allweiss said. 

Women’s March Florida will have two open meetings in Tampa Bay Saturday.

“Everyone is welcome, if you would like to hear what we have to say, if you would like to open dialogue, please come,” Welch said.

The Tampa meeting is at 4 p.m. Saturday at Jimmy Keel Regional Library.