Women’s March Chicago (WMC) has announced plans for a March to the Polls on Oct. 13 as a follow-up to January’s demonstration and a celebration of first-time voters.
And when they say “March to the Polls,” they mean it: The event is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. with a rally in Grant Park, followed by a march to Federal Plaza, and on to a Chicago Board of Elections early voting site. Early voting in Chicago runs from Sept. 27 to Nov. 5.
The rally is set to include guest speakers, live performances, and a new sponsor village area, where participants can meet candidates and sponsors. Organizers say the event is a way to build momentum heading into the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Photo from the January 2018 Women’s March by Katelyn Metzger.