Women's March will focus on voter registration, electing more women, organizers say


The strapline for Las Vegas is "Power to the Polls", created to drive national voter registration and maximize women's involvement in the 2018 midterm elections, in which a record number of women are standing for election.

It may seem confusing because numerous images that you've seen promoting today's march includes images of leaders who were the faces and billboards for last year's movement.

"Last year we were reacting, this year we have an opportunity to organize, come together, and take action".

Nearby, Michael Shapiro, a 55-year-old resident of Belleville, N.J., was waving a "Make America Great Again" sign as several marchers tried to hold their signs in front of his.

"Last year I was in shock and depressed".

"I feel like the country is not what it's supposed to be".

"It's all women or no women", said Bayrd. Over the past year, that anger has only grown, which is evident in the most recent round of polling which shows Trump with an approval rating of just 35 percent.

"Sexual harassment has been going on for way too long", she said.

Americans in cities coast-to-coast poured into the streets Saturday for the Women's March, an event that highlighted not only vehement opposition to the policies of the Trump administration but also support for the #MeToo movement that has taken hold in recent months.

"Every politician and legislator needs to be put on notice", Patton said.

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"The mission of Women's March Oakland is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities in Oakland and the East Bay to create transformative social change", the group wrote on Facebook".

Both groups are running projects aimed at boosting voter registration rates and reversing voter suppression.

NPR's Leila Fadel reports that organizers are trying to avoid potential pitfalls from a year ago, when hundreds of thousands of people descended on Washington, D.C.in one of the largest demonstrations in US history. Republican incumbent Dean Heller is considered vulnerable and first-term Rep. Jacky Rosen, a Democrat, is a leading challenger.

There are other options for people who want to participate but can't attend one of the marches going on in major cities.

"The women who are faceless".

By late morning, crowds in Chicago stretched from Jackson Street two blocks south to Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park, and clogged Congress Parkway to Michigan Avenue. Fawzia Miza drew cheers as she kicked off the event with a reference to the partial government shutdown that began hours earlier.

"It has told women that they need to use their voices and need to demand that people treat them with respect and dignity", said Leslie Shafton, one of the Contra Costa march organizers.

Bob Bland, a NY fashion designer who is now one of the organization's national co-chairs, joined the call to action with her own message: "Who wants to join me?!?" she asked.

Publicly declaring their goal to register one million people to vote this year, the Women's March chairs say they are refocusing their efforts on electing women and progressive candidates.

She said when the assailant tried to stuff the fruit into her mouth, "I bit him as hard as I could", eliciting cheers from the crowd.