Galentine’s Day evolves from sitcom to become part of #MeToo

Amy Poehler speaks on stage during the "Parks and Recreation" panel at the NBC 2015 Winter TCA on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Galentine’s Day started on a popular sitcom. But this year, many women are turning the day to leave men behind and celebrate one another into part of the #MeToo movement.

A county commission candidate in Florida is kicking off her campaign on Galentine’s Day. A group of women in New York is marking the day with a networking event.

Comedian Amy Poehler first declared Feb. 13 a holiday for women to leave men at home and spend time together in her TV show “Parks and Recreation.”

In recent years, women have marked the day with leisurely brunches, giving each other books or throwing parties that involve fizzy cocktails and waffles.

But this year, women across the country are marking the day with activism, politics and female solidarity.

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