Valley women prepare for Women's March this weekend

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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — This Saturday, millions of women are expected to join in marches all across the country. Last year, it was one of the largest single-day protests ever in American history.

Paula Taylor is one of several women from Staunton who will join millions of others in Washington D.C. this weekend.

They are marching for what they say is a resistance against President Donald Trump's agenda.

"Bring back Planned Parenthood. That's the main thing. To show that women, we got to have rights," said Taylor. "You know if one president takes it, what's the next president going to do? That's the biggest thing for me."

Jennifer Lewis, of Waynesboro, is also joining the march, by way of Roanoke.

"I'm going to the Women's March to, again, stress my support for women's reproductive rights and the freedom of choice but also just to keep that pressure up," said Lewis.

According to the women's march website, the theme this year is "Power to the Polls", encouraging everybody to get registered to vote.

While more than 250 marches are planned throughout the country, from the nation's capital to Las Vegas, Lewis feels not as many people are focused on this event as they were last year.

"People are tired. Like I said, it's been rough and the battles keep coming. But I just want to encourage people to keep fighting," Lewis said. "Keep the pressure on your elected representatives, they work for us."

The marches start this Saturday morning around 11 a.m.