Women will be marching in Little Rock Saturday for reproductive rights and for broader political aims.
The March on Arkansas will start forming at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pulaski Street and Capitol. They’ll walk to the Capitol for a 1 p.m. rally for reproductive justice and other important issues.
Among those scheduled to speak before the walk are Democratic congressional candidates Gwen Combs, 2nd District, and Hayden Shamel, 4th District, 35th District state Senate candidate Maureen Skinner, state Sen. Joyce Elliott and state Rep. Vivian Flowers.
The aim, said a news release, is to set an agenda to “flip seats across Arkansas and the United States.”
The day’s events also include a MeToo panel discussion at 2:30 p.m. at the Studio at 320 W. 7th. It is hosted by MarchOnArkansas, described as “committed to dismantling systems of oppression by amplifying the message of groups practicing non-violent resistance and by promoting Arkansas candidates who support a pro-women platform and are also underrepresented, such as women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community.” This event will also serve as a fund-raiser for the Combs campaign.