Women's March inspires women to amplify their political voices post-inauguration
If the first Women's March was about expressing anger and frustration about the election of Donald Trump as president, the second one seemed more focused on getting to work to overturn his policies and unseat his supporters.
As in 2017, Catholic women and organizations were among those marching at protests around the country Jan. 20, adding to record-breaking crowds in cities such as Chicago and Austin, Texas.
The main national event, scheduled for today in Las Vegas, is being called "Power to the Polls" and is aimed at launching a national voter registration tour.
On Saturday in Chicago, where the march was dubbed a "March to the Polls," an estimated 300,000 marchers took to the streets, surpassing last year's number of 250,000 marchers. Among the chants from the crowd: "Elect more women!”
That's exactly what Andrea Raila is trying to do. Inspired at the 2017 Women’s March in Washington D.C., Raila decided to run for Cook County Assessor to try to revamp the tax system, which she says is unfair to poorer communities of color in the Chicago area. She is the first Democratic woman to run for that office in 85 years.
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