A voter registration event will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on Jan. 21 to mark the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March.
Organizers of the march are holding a “Power to the Polls” event, in which people will gather to celebrate the one-year anniversary and “launch our collective 2018 Women’s March agenda: #PowerToThePolls,” the Women’s March website says.
According to the site, the event in Las Vegas will “kick-off a national voter registration and mobilization tour” by targeting “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,” the site says.
Co-chair Tamika Mallory told USA Today that organizers thought just having another march in Washington, D.C. “would be purely symbolic.” She explained, “And it would not necessarily reach the goals of turning a historic moment into a movement that would impact the communities that we seek to engage and help to transform. We thought that Power to the Polls was an important next step that would give us the opportunity to work on a grassroots level with partners and individuals who are committed for the long haul.”
Mallory said she thinks people are still “very outraged” as they see President Trump’s policies take effect.
“Over the last year we’ve been able to see how some of the rhetoric is turning into actual policies and procedures that impact communities that have already been struggling,” she said.
Join us January 21st in Las Vegas for the official Women’s March anniversary event kicking off our year-long #PowerToThePolls campaign to win in 2018! Get info, register, donate, or find a sister event near you: https://t.co/yekbsBO95T pic.twitter.com/9ODxmdwXiR
— Women’s March (@womensmarch) January 13, 2018
3 days until our global anniversary weekend of @womensmarch .
Join Women’s March Global and Women’s March as we kick off 2018 with worldwide events!
— Womens March Global (@WM_Global) January 17, 2018