Women, activists to repeat march

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The strapline for Las Vegas is "Power to the Polls", created to drive national voter registration and maximize women's involvement in the 2018 midterm elections, in which a record number of women are standing for election.

Linda Sarsour, one of the four organizers of last year's Washington march, said Las Vegas was slotted for a major rally because it's a strategic swing state that gave Hillary Clinton a narrow win in the presidential election and will have one of the most competitive Senate races in 2018.

"The women's march of previous year was a historical moment that we're not trying to replicate", said Bob Bland, who helped organise the 2017 march on Washington, which appeared to draw larger crowds than Trump's swearing-in at the US Capitol.

They come on the first anniversary of the largest single-day march in US history, which took place the day after President Donald Trump's inauguration.

A year later, female empowerment continues to sweep across the U.S.

U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., who is running for U.S. Senate, is scheduled to appear in Reno and Las Vegas, where she'll join Cortez Masto and U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-NV, for a Sunday rally at Sam Boyd Stadium. That outpouring was itself the result of powerful men, including Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein, being called to account for alleged sexual misconduct.

Democrats believe they have a good chance of winning the seat held by embattled Republican Sen.

Messmer was a state legislator when she attended the 2017 march in her state capital of Portsmouth.

Democratic officeholders pledging to elect more progressive candidates in swing states will be among the speakers in Las Vegas. Heller is being challenged by a woman: Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen.

Pictured on the cover, and highlighted in the story, are women such as Lauren Underwood, a nurse with a heart condition who says she made a decision to challenge Illinois Congressman Randy Hultgren after he broke his promise to protect pre-existing conditions in a Republican healthcare bill, and Mai Khanh Tran, a pediatrician running for Congress in California.

Here in Phoenix, its sister march drew as many as 25,000 to the Capitol in downtown Phoenix.

Vancouver Island communities are rallying for Saturday's Women's March in solidarity with dozens of towns and cities across the country and beyond. Women in the USA illegally, sex workers and those formerly incarcerated are welcome, she said.

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