Thousands March Against Trump ‘Anti-woman Agenda’ in Chicago
Enraged by a bitter fight over a US Supreme Court justice nominee, thousands of women marched in Chicago on Saturday, and have cast early midterm election ballots against the “anti-woman agenda” of President Donald Trump’s government.
The protest, which was led by Women’s March Chicago was considered as a sign of the political fallout after Trump’s nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the nation’s highest court despite sexual assault allegations.
They said similar were scheduled later in October in other parts of the country, due to their anger over the Kavanaugh confirmation. These states include the Republican strongholds of Texas, Georgia and South Carolina.
“Women are very upset over the Kavanaugh confirmation and are fired up to vote,” Women’s March Chicago spokeswoman Harlene Ellin said.
Women’s March Chicago added “anti-woman agenda of the White House and the Republican party.
After a rally and a march, protesters are to be directed to early voting locations in downtown Chicago to cast ballots.
Most states allow early voting by mail-in ballot or at a limited number of polling stations. The process allows those who cannot show up at polls on election day to have a chance to vote.
“We want to take back the reins of a government that is out of control, and give to lawmakers who can steer us always in the right direction,” Women’s March Chicago organizer Eman Hassaballa Aly said.
Activists in New Jersey created six duplicates, which they plan to float across the country.
After Chicago, the march will next appear in Los Angeles and New York.