Last year started with the powerful Women’s March. The march was held on January 21, 2017, the day after President Trump was inaugurated and had over six million people participate across 600 cities on every continent. Ever since, the Women’s March organization has been active within the political discourse. In October 2017 they held a national Women’s Convention to help prep organizers with resources and tools to take on the upcoming midterm elections.
Clearly, the work of Women’s March isn’t done and they’re taking 2018 with a call to action. On the anniversary of the original march, the organization is launching a new initiative called Power to the Polls with the goal to increase national voter registration.
“The national voter registration tour will target swing states to register new voters, engage impacted communities, harness our collective energy to advocate for policies and candidates that reflect our values, and collaborate with our partners to elect more women and progressives candidates to office,” according to the Women’s March website.
On top of their brand new initiative to increase voter registration, they are also helping people organize anniversary marches across the globe. Besides the hundreds of marches planned in the United States, there will be four marches in Africa, seven in Asia, 31 marches in Europe, 20 in Canada, one happening in Costa Rica, four marches in Mexico, two in South America, five in Austrailia and two marches in New Zealand.
If your city isn’t hosting an anniversary march or Power to the Polls event you can register to host one. The Women’s March activism isn’t slowing down in 2018.