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Women's March on Chicago to return as 'March to the Polls'

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Women's March on Chicago, the coalition behind the historic gathering of 250,000 women and their allies this past January, is setting Jan. 20, 2018, for a new rally and Get Out the Vote ( GOTV ) effort.

Ald. Sue Sadlowski Garza and Ald. Michele Smith joined representatives of a wide group of champions at an Oct. 11 press conference to announce that a "March to the Polls" effoer jan. 20, 2018, to help tip the scales toward a progressive pro-women policy agenda in the 2018 gubernatorial and mid-term primary and general elections.

Women's March on Chicago organizers announced details of their ambitious program, including a statewide effort at voter education and mobilization behind a platform of affordable healthcare, immigrant and racial justice, environmental and worker protection, living wages, reproductive freedom and access for people with disabilities.

Participating groups joining Women's March on Chicago press conference included:

— Amalgamated Transit Union Local 308 ( AFL/CIO )

— Chicago Foundation for Women

— Chicago Women Take Action

— Indivisible Illinois

— Kids off the Block

— National Rainbow PUSH Coalition

— Service Employees International Union ( SEIU )

— TRUST Collective

— Women Employed

— YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

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