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International Women’s Day in Tampa: Fight Trump’s war on women

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Tampa, FL – On March 10, over a dozen Tampa community, student and labor leaders gathered at Lykes Gaslight Park for a protest against President Donald Trump’s anti-woman agenda. Since coming into office, Trump has led an all-out assault on women’s rights, including defunding abortion services, erasing sections of Title IX that protect women from sexual assault and discrimination, and locking asylum-seeking women and children in cages in the southwestern United States. In the spirit of the women’s marches that occurred in response to Trump’s inauguration, protesters chanted “Pro-life is a lie, you don’t care if people die,” and “When women are under attack, what do we do? Stand up fight back!”

Angelica Schreifer, member of Tampa Students for a Democratic Society said, “I’m opposed to Trump’s policies because they’re negatively impacting the lives of women everywhere. It’s important to make a stand against him and his administration and bring awareness to these issues. By organizing and speaking out we can encourage others to get together and do the same.”

The protest was among the many across the country marking International Women’s Day.

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