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Women, immigration reform, justice, healthcare all in forefront of Albany Women's March

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ALBANY -- Pink took over West Capitol Park on Saturday as thousands of people rallied on the lawn for the 2018 Women's March.

Last year's historical march nation-wide inspired many to come back out this year, much in response to trump administration policies.

Many marched for immigration reform, social movements and making change.

"This event is also a coming together, it's a celebration.”

Co-organizer Castina Charles says the march is more than what many may think.

"For everyone - for women, for racial justice, for economic justice, for healthcare - all of those things are at the forefront,” Charles said.

City officials joined in on the rally, like Assemblyman John McDonald, Mayor Kathy Sheehan, and Assemblywoman Pat Fahy.

There was an emphasis to get out and vote.

After rallying for nearly two hours, the group took to the street and marched around the Capitol to make a statement.

"In the beginning everybody thought this resistance will fizzle out,” Charles said. “Well. it's not fizzled out, we're still here and we're going to keep pushing, and that's what we want to show."

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