Hundreds of women at Utah Capitol call for equal rights

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Hundreds of women dressed in red and holding signs with photos of their local lawmakers are gathering at the Utah state capitol for a Day Without a Woman protest to remind legislators they're closely watching how they handle women's issues.

Crowds of women stood outside both the state's House and Senate on Wednesday to send notes to lawmakers asking them to come out to talk with them.

Salt Lake City resident Chelsi Archibald says she skipped work at her marketing job to attend the event and send a note to Republican Sen. Todd Weiler, urging his support of the Equal Rights Amendment.

The Salt Lake City event is part of a national effort by the organizers of the January Women's March who have called for women to take the day off to show their impact on American society.

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