Thousands of Women's March activists try to turn up heat on GOP before Election Day.CHICAGO — With less than four weeks to go before the midterm elections, thousands of activists descended upon Chicago and Massachusetts Saturday to urge voters — particularly women — to head to the polls and express their anger about the GOP-led Senate’s confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
The demonstrations dubbed “March to the Polls” are follow-ups to the Women’s March movement sparked by President Donald Trump’s election. Those marches drew hundreds of thousands to rallies in every state and more than 30 countries to denounce the administration.
Planners in Massachusetts have called on women and allies to take to the streets at a time of their choosing Saturday and hold up handmade signs that express their concerns about issues impacting women.
Meanwhile, crowds started forming early Saturday in downtown Chicago with several candidates setting up booths to pitch their platforms and recruit volunteers.
One candidate, Ja’Mal Green, who is running in February’s non-partisan mayoral election in Chicago, even set up a punching bag with a photo of Kavanaugh on it. The left-leaning crowd was invited to use the bag to release their frustration.
Jane Christie, 63, made the 90-mile drive from nearby Iroqouis County, Illinois to be part of the march.
Christie said she was frustrated by the Kavanaugh confirmation process and that it brought up ugly memories of being harassed by boys and teachers during her high school days.Any Articles
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