Women's Solidarity March held in Buffalo

Posted at 7:27 PM, Jan 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-21 19:27:02-05

Thousands joined together in Buffalo today for the second annual Women's Solidarity March.  

The march is part of a national movement that hopes to draw on the political power of women to create social change, and women here in Women here in Western New York say the time for that change is now.

"It's embarrassing the way our Congress has been acting," one marcher tells Seven Eyewitness News.  "They need to do their jobs, and if they're not going to do it, we're going to get them out and we'll do it."

and women at the rally were clear, it's time to speak out.

"It's our right."  Says Wendy Salvati of Clarence.  "We have that liberty, that's what we fight for.  I think it's important that it be heard, how we feel and what we have to say."

Several politicians and local leaders spoke in support of the cause.  Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Congressman Brian Higgins and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown all addressed the crowd, with Mayor Brown proclaiming "We will stand against what we're seeing in Washington and the White House and we will take our country back from hate."