GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Dozens of people showed up at Mesa County Central Library to make signs for the upcoming Women's March and Martin Luther King Jr. parade.
Lots of paper, markers, and even some staplers and glue sat on the tables at the library.
Supporters of the Women's March and Martin Luther King Jr. spent their time writing messages supporting women's rights, and equality for all.
Those that came to make signs say they feel it is their individual responsibility to promote equal rights, and stand up publicly for their beliefs.
We spoke to some supporters who say they hope to see results from their signs, and think participating in marches and parades is a step in the right direction.
"We have the power to conduct our lives our own way just as anyone else would," said Women's March participant, Verda.
"I've lived in the Valley since 1980. And Grand Junction has come a long ways, but it still has a long way to go. You have a big influx of people moving in, and people want to see what changes occur," said Chair for MLK Day Celebration Committee, David Combs.
The Women's March is next Saturday, January 19, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade is January 21.