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    A North Texas woman who says she's never marched for a cause before plans to be in Washington D.C. for the Women's March, one day after President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office. (Published Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017)

    A North Texas woman who says she's never marched for a cause before plans to be in Washington D.C. for the Women's March, one day after President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office.

    Beth Christie is a soft-spoken wife and mother who lives in Fort Worth. This Saturday she hopes her voice will be heard, loud and clear, as she joins thousands of other women in the nation's capital.

    "It was time to not just sit behind a computer and read articles and get upset," Christie said, explaining her decision to go. "It was time to show up and stand up."

    An estimated 200,000 people are expected at the Women's March in D.C., to be held one day after the presidential inauguration.

    "Women's rights are human rights," Christie said. "This is something big, and I want to be there. I want to be able to say I did this. I did this for my mother. I did this for my grandmother. And I did this for my daughter."

    Christie says she did not vote for President-elect Donald Trump, but said if any other Republican had won the election she would not be marching.

    "The way he spoke about women during the campaign, I found that very offensive," Christie explained.

    Some of those comments were aimed at debate moderator Megyn Kelly, former Miss Universe Alica Machado and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The tipping point for Christie came when lewd comments Trump made over a hot mic during an 'Access Hollywood' taping before he was a candidate made headlines. Trump later called it "locker room talk."

    "As a mother, I wouldn't allow my son to speak that way, and I don't want my daughter spoken about that way," Christie said.

    If she could speak to Trump, Christie said she'd tell him, "Please do your best to listen, to learn, to take it all in, to be compassionate," Christie said softly.

    "I don't want our president-elect to fail, because then we all fail," she said.

    There are so-called "sister marches" planned across the country on Saturday, including marches in Dallas, Denton and Fort Worth.

    "If we all stand up together," Christie said. "We can make our voices heard."

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