On the heels of nationwide demonstrations to protest against the policies of President Trump, a coalition of liberal activists is headlining a rally in Las Vegas Sunday to kick off a major push to elect Democrats across the country.
Nevada is where a “Power to the Polls” initiative will launch that aims to register 1 million voters and target swing states. According to the Vegas event’s website, it will feature Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards, civil rights activist Rev. William Barber III, ex-Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner and Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza.
Many other cities have planned Sunday events, including Miami and Knoxville, Tenn. Demonstrators claim to have maintained the momentum that was sparked one year ago by the election of President Trump after hundreds of thousands turned out in cities across the country.
According to estimates from local officials and organizers, about 200,000 people in New York, 400,000 in Los Angeles and 300,000 in Chicago took to the streets to voice their opposition to the Trump administration’s policies around immigration, equal rights and more.