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Women’s march activists to hold meetings throughout Florida this weekend

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Activists who traveled to D.C. for the historic Women’s March, or participated in one of the several protests held on January 21 in Florida, will be holding meetings throughout the Sunshine State this Saturday to strategize on what happens next in the burgeoning movement against the Donald Trump administration.

Officials with the Women’s March on Washington Florida Chapter say that they will officially become a nonprofit movement called the Women’s March Florida as of this weekend.

In Tampa, that meeting will take place at 4 p.m. at the Jimmy Keel Regional Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave.

In St. Petersburg, interested members will be meeting at 4 p.m. at Nova 535, 535 MLK Jr. Organizers say that they will address “where we are going, who we are aligning ourselves with, as well as how we’re addressing all of the rapid threats of the current Administration.”

In Tallahassee, the meeting will take place at 4 p.m. at the Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, 2015 Fleischmann Road.

In Gainesville, the meeting will take place at 1 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville, 4225 NW 34th St.

And with President Trump scheduled to spend the weekend at his Winter White House retreat at Mar-a-Lago, activists say that they will greet the president there, meeting at Trump Plaza in Palm Beach at 5 p.m. before departing to Mar-a-Lago at 6 p.m.


Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at

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