Getting Young People To Vote Will Be Focal Point Of Women's March To The Polls Chicago

Michele Fiore
September 12, 2018 - 2:16 pm

WBBM Newsradio/Michele Fiore


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Women's groups are anticipating another big turnout for this year's Women's March to be held in Chicago next month.

Womens March Chicago and partner organizations held a press conference on Wednesday at Columbus and Jackson announcing details of their upcoming March to the Polls that takes place Oct. 13. The group said they'll be pressing first-time voters to come to the march, register to vote and cast a ballot, right on the spot.

Early voting gets underway a few days before the march. Jane Ramsey said there's a lot at stake, so this election is more important than ever.

"Health care, human rights, women's right to choose, family immigration separation, so the stakes are enormous," Ramsey said.

The day of the march, they'll have a "voter village" and be looking for those ages 18 to 35. Their goal is to register 2,018 first-time-voters.

"These young voters are beginning to outnumber baby boomers and are beginning to develop the power to change the communities that we live in," said one organizer.

Organizers said with President Trump in office, the feminist movement has only grown, something they'll thank him for.

Although organizers can't yet release the full route, they said you can bet it will be going past Chicago's Supercenter for voting.