Chicago's Third Women's March Focuses On The Polls

Mike Krauser
October 13, 2018 - 11:07 am
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- People who say they're fed up with the White House and congressional leaders are holding a follow-up event to previous women's marches with a "march to the polls" Saturday.

Organizers of Chicago's third Women's March kicked off the event with a morning rally in Grant Park.  A sea of people took to the streets, chanting "Let's go vote!" as they walked from Grant Park to Federal Plaza. Some voters cast ballots at nearby early voting sites. Chicago is a Democratic stronghold. 

The first rally unexpectedly drew a quarter-million women and supporters in January 2017, following the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The second Women’s March exceeded that with an estimated 300,000 participants last January, amid the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements against sexual harassment and assault. Those marches were held in concert with similar events across the globe, while Saturday’s march is a local event.

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(© Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Erika Hobbs also contributed to the story.