Students Hold Rally Before March To The Polls

Mike Krauser
November 03, 2018 - 3:14 pm
March To The Polls

WBBM Newsradio/Mike Krauser

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A few dozen students gathered in the Loop Saturday, holding a get-out-the-vote rally and march to an early-voting location.     

After a rally on the Federal Plaza they marched to an early-voting location in the Loop and those of voting age were planning to exercise their rights. High school and college students brought the giant inflatable baby Trump that's been seen at similar events and railed against the status quo, DePaul University student Riley Reed said.

"It's not about red or blue," she said. "It's about getting politicians who have a (expletive) sense of humanity."

Francis Parker High school student Natalie Daskall, an organizer of the event, who won’t be eligible to vote for two years, said she's motivated to motivate others to vote. 

She said she sees people getting shot down on the streets and in the synagogue in Pittsburgh and said, "I don't see how you can't vote."  
"This election is the most important of our lives," Daskall said.

Those taking part noted that they’re the ones driving big increases in registration and early voting.