Illinois women’s groups plan marches for inauguration anniversary

SPRINGFIELD — A coalition of women’s groups from across the state are planning marches Chicago, Springfield and Carbondale on Jan. 20.

According to a press release, Women’s March Chicago, Action Illinois and Women United Network are organizing statewide marches in celebration of the first anniversary of the Women’s Marches of 2017. Named the March on the Polls, it’s to encourage women and their allies to get involved in the upcoming primary election and general election and encouraging a huge turnout of female voters.

“We are proud to be able to bring women across the state of Illinois an opportunity to participate in a March close to home on the anniversary of the historic Women’s Marches that were integral to the swell of grassroots activism seen across the country in the past year,” Women’s March Chicago said in the release. “We are one Illinois from downstate to Chicago and united in our sisterhood and activism for a better future for all women. These marches are organized in conjunction with 168 global actions during the Weekend of Women.”

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