Power to the Polls, Again: Women’s March Michigan 2018 Kicks Off Jan. 21

By |2018-01-21T16:08:01-05:00January 17th, 2018|Breaking, Michigan, News, Previously Breaking|

According to the Center for American Women and Politics, “in every presidential election since 1980, the proportion of eligible female adults who voted has exceeded the proportion of eligible male adults who voted.” Yet even with this trend, fewer than 25 percent of women are a part of Michigan legislature, according to The Women’s March Michigan; march organizers hope to change that.
On Sunday, Jan. 21 Women’s march Michigan will meet one year after the 2017 Women’s March to bring Power to the Polls to encourage women to vote, run for office and participate in local politics. The March is also in support of diversity and inclusiveness, supporting a society in which “women — inclusive of African American women, native women, poor women, immigrant women, disabled women, Muslim women, lesbian, queer and trans women — are free and able to care for and nurture their families, however they are formed, in safe and healthy environments free from structural impediments.”
The Rally will include a variety of speakers, including WC Safe’s Nicole Denson, Equality Michigan’s Jenyce Poindexter, community activist Lilianna Reyes and many more. A full list of speakers can be found online, as well as information about the event day-of at womensmarchmichigan.org. Organizers are encouraging attendees to wear boots to the event as the lawn was recently torn p for construction.
The rally will meet outside on the Michigan State Capitol steps at 100 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing at 2 p.m.

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