PHOENIX (KSAZ) - The second annual Phoenix Women's March will be held on Sunday, January 21 at the Arizona State Capitol near Downtown Phoenix.
The theme for 2018 is "March to the Polls". The focus will be on the midterm elections, getting people involved -- and registered to vote.
“We want to make sure that it’s not just a one-day event, that the march is a march every day. Every day from January 21, 2018 until the November election, every day is a march to the polls,” said lead organizer Murphy Bannerman.
And in light of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movement, Bannerman said there will be a moment where people are asked if they've been affected by sexual assault. Those who have are encouraged to raise their hands, to show how much of an impact abuse has had.
Bannerman said the main goal of Sunday’s event is to get people motivated to participate in the elections.
“We want to see everyone that shows up, the thousands of people showing up, all of that energy brought into focusing on your local government, whether that’s even school board level, we have city races, we have legislative races, we have the Senate race, but, there’s so much that we need volunteers for. The whole state is going to need volunteers,” she said.
Participants are encouraged to show up to the State Capitol at 9:00 a.m. Sunday. They are also urged to take public transportation, a Lyft, an Uber, a taxi or a carpool, as parking will be limited.
The length of the march will about two miles.