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Cold Weather Doesn't Stop Women's March

Bridget Ehrmann

Social issues will be the focus for local residents this weekend. The annual Quad Cities Women's March is set for Saturday, but because of the cold weather, it will move indoors. 

One of the organizers, Bridget Ehrmann, says while the location will be different, the goals of the march are still the same.

"Advocating for legislation and policy regarding human rights and other issues, like women's rights, immigration reform, healthcare reform, reproductive rights, the environment, LGBT rights, racial equality, freedom of religion, workers rights, and intolerance."

Ehrmann says several hundred people turned out for the march last year. 

Speakers this year will include Jo Ironshield. 

"We've got a woman from the Lakota Sioux tribe, who's going to be speaking about her advocacy for local Native American people. She's also part of the MWIW: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. So that's kind of like a local issue she's going to be talking about."

Instead of its usual location of Schwiebert Riverfront Park, the march will move indoors to the Laborers Union Hall in Rock Island at 2835 7th Avenue.