ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - On Sunday, activists from across Central Florida were in Downtown Orlando at Lake Eola for a "day of action," marking the first anniversary of President Donald Trump's year in office.
“We just want women to have equal rights and to get this ridiculous situation out of the White House,” said activist Pam Vetro.
Organizer Neila Wilson said participants hoped to make their voices heard across Central Florida.
“We’re continuing the actions that were started a year ago," Wilson said. "We're lifting up those voices that go unheard and continue to identify the issues that have been in the darkness for some time."
Two issues they focused on: Raising awareness for Puerto Rico and parts of Florida devastated by recent hurricanes, and also getting people politically involved and registered to vote.
“Because it can change the face of everything that’s happening here. If you don’t stand up and say, 'I’m here,' you’re not going to get counted. And that’s just the sad truth we’ve found. That’s why these marches are so important,” said event volunteer Noelle Rivers.
Organizers said more than 5,000 people showed up at the rally.
Activist Cynthia English said it's about time they got the equality they deserve.
“Every man that stands on the face of this Earth was brought here by woman,” English said. “God almighty, show some respect!”
Organizers said money they raise from T-shirt and button sales will also go to hurricane relief efforts.