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March Kicks off “Power to the Polls” Initiative in Las Vegas on One-Year Anniversary, January 21

January 12, 2018 by  

March Kicks off “Power to the Polls” Initiative in Las Vegas on One-Year Anniversary, January 21
On Sunday, January 21, 2018, the Women’s March, allies and supporters will come together in Las Vegas to kick-off a national voter registration and mobilization tour — #PowerToThePolls

This major mobilization, which will take place on the first anniversary of the historic Women’s March on Washington, will be the first of a multi-state tour in target swing states to register new voters, engage impacted communities, and harness collective energy to advocate for policies, as well as elect more women and progressive candidates.

Honorary Chair of the Las Vegas Women’s March “Power to the Polls” is Elaine P. Wynn. Honorary Vice-Chair is Rose McKinney James.

Expected speakers will include: Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America; U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV); U.S. Rep. and U.S. Sen. Candidate Jacky Rosen (D-NV); U.S. Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV); Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry, professor and political commentator; U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA); Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter and Special Projects Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance; Nina Turner, president of Our Revolution; Rev. William Barber III, civil rights activist, Marisa Tomei, Oscar Award winning actress; U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Idaho State Rep. Paulette Jordan (D-ID), Jane Kim, San Francisco Supervisor and Mayoral Candidate, Anna Galland, executive director of MoveOn.org, Ashlee Marie Preston, civil rights activist; Maria Teresa Kumar, president & CEO of VotoLatino; María Urbina, national political director at Indivisible, Dr. Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, scholar and civil rights advocate; Women’s March co-chairs Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez, Bob Bland, and more.

Nevada holds a critical position in the upcoming midterm elections as a battleground state that will shape the Senate in 2018, and the perfect place to continue building our electoral power. The event will bring together artists, musicians, grassroots activists, and elected officials to a key swing state for a large-scale gathering to celebrate the work of the past year and launch a collective 2018 Women’s March agenda.

WHERE:

Sam Boyd Stadium
7000 E. Russell Road
Las Vegas, Nevada

Doors open at 10am PST

To register, please click here and for more information on Women’s March: Power to the Polls, please visit www.powertothepolls.com. For a complete list of Women’s March Anniversary events, please visit here.

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