March for the Vote


A participant holds a sign at one of the previous women’s marches.

Michelle Polanco, Women's March

Women’s march organizer, Vanessa Wruble , is planning another rally at Grant Park in Chicago on Oct 13, in order to influence voter participation and to honor first-time voters who inspired the nation to fight for equality towards women.

The march will start  at 9:00 a.m. in Grant Park Chicago  and will end up in downtown Chicago at Federal Plaza. The march will be protesting about different civil rights issues, like helping immigrants, racial equality, discrimination towards the LGBT communities, and other political issues. The march will involve speakers such as Emma Gonzalez, Yara Shahidi and Shamma bint Suhail Faris Mazrui. The march will have police officers for the safety of the citizens and opponents who will be involved in the march.

People have different reasons on why to be involved in the march and hope that this action will impact the future in different ways. “The increased attention on the subtle, existing form sexism will hopefully lead to long-term change,” said Ms. Rita Dainko, a world languages teacher at Round Lake High School. “The same can be said with attention to the civil rights of other groups.”

The first women’s march was held in Seneca Falls, New York, July 19-20, 1848 by Elizabeth Cady Stanton to protest about the unfair between men and women. The march and the protest didn’t end until August 18, 1920 when the U.S establish 19th amendment for women right to vote.