Second Women's March continues message of women's rights

Thousands gathered for the second annual Women's March at the Oklahoma State Capitol on Saturday. (KOKH/David Young)

Step by step from the state Capitol on Saturday, these women hoped to make a difference.

The Oklahoma City Women's March brought out both women and men to show support for women's rights.

Edith Ritt-Coulter said it was important to be part of the second year of this march and bring her daughter.

"They see about making change," Ritt-Coulter said. "If I want to make change in society, I need to teach my children to make change and that's when I brought my daughter."

She said what all of these women are marching for is important to her.

"Women's movement has been going on since the (1960s)," she said. "It's going strong. At (Central Oklahoma), I'm part of the Women's Research and BGLT+ center and that's going strong. I think this is going to keep going."

Grace Mendros-Ruffner said it was important for her to come one year after President Donald Trump took office.

"Now that I've seen a lot of the policies that he's passing, I don't support them," Medros-Ruffner said. "So I came out here to be with all these people and voice my personal opinion and hopefully try and make a difference."

She said just being in a crowd that supports the same ideas she does means a lot.

"I'm just glad to come out here and see this many people are pushing for stuff I think is super important," she said. "Rights that I think we all deserve and I'm glad to see families and not just girls my age."

The power of the crowd, something they all hope makes a difference.

"I feel like I have a very strong community of women and men who support women's rights," Ritt-Coulter said. "I don't feel alone at all."

The march went down Lincoln Blvd. to 17th St. and then turned back around on Lincoln.

It lasted until about 1:30.

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