Charlottesville Residents Rally in Washington D.C. For Women's Rights

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August 18, 2012

The Charlottesville Rally Riders rode back into town Saturday evening after spending the day in Washington D.C. fighting for women's rights.

"Part of the reason for this rally was to say to the U.S. Congress that we expect to see them taking acting on things that really matter to this country and leave women's bodies out of it.," said protester Gail Hyder Wiley.

A reception organized by Planned Parenthood was held for the women and men who returned from the rally. Decorated umbrellas provided more than shade, they also sent a message.

Ralliers say rights should be given to all and not just a select group.

"We're not a pre-existing condition in the health care system. We are women and all of us are born of women," said protester Judy Johnson.

"There was talk about don't pull the plug on grandma, who is pulling the plug on grandma now and mom and sister? It is just not right," said protestor Kobby Hoffman.

The women say they are tired of not having equal rights and they hope that will all change.

Almost 60 women from Charlottesville attended the rally in Washington.

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