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2018 Women’s March Organizers To Broaden Scope

The day after President Trump’s inauguration, millions of women marched in cities across the United States and the world.

In large part, they protested what they saw as the president’s blatant misogyny. Many criticized the 2017 Women’s March as only addressing the issues of white, privileged women. Ironically, most of the March’s organizers were women of color, including Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour.

Chicagoan Mrinalini Chakraborty is national field coordinator for the Women’s March. An immigrant and scientist, Chakraborty considers every issue as a women’s issue. Women work minimum wage jobs disproportionately, for example.

Chakraborty joins Worldview to discuss the upcoming 2018 Women’s March national anniversary event in Las Vegas. This year’s strategy is to target the “flyover” territory of mostly forgotten women. This includes a national effort called “#PowerToThePolls” to register more women to vote.

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