Women’s March to Oppose Trump and Woo Voters for the 2018 Elections

Picture from the stage of the crowd at the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017.
Picture from the stage of the crowd at the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017.

The next stage of the movement will channel the energy and activism of the Women’s March into tangible strategies and concrete wins for Democrats in 2018.

By Rakesh Raman

On January 21, 2018, Women’s March will gather in Las Vegas, Nevada for Women’s March: Power to the Polls. It is an event that will launch a national voter registration tour one year after the historic Women’s March on Washington (WMW).

Last year, just a day after the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of America, WMW held a massive rally as a mark of protest against the new administration.

The march in America’s political capital Washington had attracted thousands of protesters who raised their voice against Trump’s hateful rhetoric.

According to Women’s March organizers, this next stage of the movement will channel the energy and activism of the Women’s March into tangible strategies and concrete wins for Democrats in 2018.

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Meanwhile, Trump has also desired to win more seats for Republicans in 2018. “We need to win more Republicans in 2018 Election!,” Trump said in a tweet today.

Currently, the U.S. Senate has 51 Republicans and 49 Democrats (including two independents). The 2018 Senate election will take place on November 6, 2018 for 34 seats of which Democrats hold 26. Democrats need to win 2 more seats to have Senate majority.

The 2018 House of Representatives elections to elect representatives from all 435 congressional districts across each of the 50 U.S. states will also be held on November 6, 2018. As 218 seats are needed for majority, Democrats need 25 more seats from their current count to win majority.

It was stated that the coordinated Democratic campaign will build upon Women’s March’s ongoing work uplifting the voices and campaigns of the nation’s most marginalized communities to create transformative social and political change.

The kick-off event in Las Vegas will bring together talent, 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.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He also runs a free school for deserving children under his NGO – RMN Foundation.

Photo courtesy: Women’s March

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