Women's March In Springfield Focuses On Voting In 2018

Jan 22, 2018

Over the weekend, hundreds of people gathered outside the capitol for an activist event that organizers called a "Women's March to the Polls." It was the second year the city took part with others across the country in rallying and marching for women's rights.

Many of the speakers and attendees refer to themselves as "the resistance" - in reference to resisting policies prioritized by the Trump administration. Before the march through the city's downtown, speakers addressed issues like the DACA program, the Equal Rights Amendment and getting out the vote. That common refrain included many calls to unseat the current Governor, Bruce Rauner. While there was no expressed party affiliation, Democratic candidates were unofficially endorsed. The keynote speaker was Illinois Democrat, Comptroller Susana Mendoza. 

You can listen to the entirety of the remarks, which were led off by Jennifer Camille Lee of Action Illinois, below: