The third annual Philadelphia Women’s March on Jan. 19 turned out thousands, standing together for the future of women’s rights and equality.

In a time of political turmoil and upheaval, participants had personal reasons for showing up. Philadelphia Weekly spoke with everyday participants and politicians at the event about the reasons behind their march.

U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean of Montgomery County

"The solidarity, women lifting other women and making sure our voices are heard. The issues i care deeply about are gun violence, opioid addiction, poverty, hunger and women’s rights issues."