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‘Power to the Polls’ — Women’s March anniversary event kicks off in Las Vegas

To celebrate the anniversary of the 2017 Women’s March, the event returns to Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday where women will rally together once.

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It’s been a year since millions of women gathered in the streets of Washington, D.C. in solidarity in the largest single-day protest in American History. To celebrate the anniversary of the 2017 Women’s March, the event returns to Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday where women will rally together once again.

“The whole point of the women’s march is for women to take agency over their own lives,” Bob Bland, co-founder of the Women’s March said in a statement to HuffPost. “We are the leaders we’ve been waiting for. Now’s the time to step up.”

The 2018 Women’s March main event, “Power to the Polls,” aims to “motivate citizens into political action,” according to HuffPost. The goal this weekend is to reinvigorate resistance against Trump’s political agenda and encourage people to vote through voter registration.

The Women’s March, which takes place at 10 a.m. at the Sam Boyd Stadium, chose Nevada as the host state because it’s a battleground state for the 2018 mid-term elections and it was also the place where the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history took place.

Around the country, there are more than 250 marches and rallies planned for Saturday.

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After Sunday’s event, the Women’s March plans to keep the momentum going with a national tour across 10 swing states. State coordinators and local groups from the Women’s March will host town halls, give candidate trainings, schedule rallies and provide voter registration.

“This year we rallied, we’ve marched, we’ve held town halls, we’ve huddled, we’ve written postcards, and we’ve run for office in bigger numbers that before,” Bland said in a statement to HuffPost. “All of it was culminating in the moment, which is the anniversary of the Women’s March, where we convert our collective power that we all felt last year on January 21st into a groundswell of political power.”

For a searchable directory of this weekend’s events, click here.

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