The Women’s Movement re-energizes with new 2018 focus – The Polls. More specifically, mobilizing people to register and vote aiming at the mid-term elections and beyond. It’s evident that yesterday’s Women’s Marches around the country are not a one-hit wonder, but rather a full-blown movement –one that will Socially Spark our lives for years to come.
One year to the day after the Women’s March became the largest single day protest in United States history, thousands upon thousands of women, men and children repeated marches in cities, states and countries around the world.
Power to the Polls is the movement’s new direction for 2018. On Sunday, January 21st, the Women’s March will gather in Las Vegas, Nevada for Women’s March: Power to the Polls, an event that will launch a national voter registration tour – marking the one year anniversary of the historic Women’s March on Washington.
WHEN: Doors open @ 10:00am – 4:00pm PST, Sunday, January 21, 2018
WHERE: Sam Boyd Stadium, 7,000 East Russell Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada
TRANSPORTATION: visit event website
The kick-off event in Las Vegas will bring together talent, musicians, grassroots activists, and elected officials to a key swing state for a large-scale gathering to celebrate the work of the past year and launch a collective 2018 Women’s March agenda.
Anticipated performers and speakers include R&B singer Faith Evans, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto D-Nev., Rep. Dina Titus D-Nev., and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga, plus the four co-chairs of the national branch: Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez and Bob Bland.
The Goal for Power to the Polls: to further encourage women to run for office, highlight the need for year-round voter registration and civic engagement efforts, and work to lift the voices of community groups. Currently there are an unprecedented number of Democratic women running for office this year. And, that’s just the beginning.
The national voter registration tour will target swing states to register new voters, engage impacted communities, ignite them to collectively advocate for policies and candidates that reflect Women’s March values, and encourage them to collaborate to get more women candidates elected to office.
Cities in countries around the world will also be marching today including France, Italy and Greece — in solidarity of women’s issues, the #MeToo Movement, the environment and more. For a list of global cities participating or marching today check the Women’s March Global website at https://www.womensmarchglobal.com/.