San Diego Women’s March Organizers Focus On 'Power To The Polls'

Thursday, January 18, 2018
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh
Photo by Nate John / KPBS
Above: Demonstrators head toward the San Diego County Administration Center during the San Diego Women's March, Jan. 21, 2017.

Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets Saturday for the second annual Women's March in downtown San Diego.

While participation in last year's march was driven by resistance to the presidency of Donald Trump, this year organizers have a new focus: get out and vote.

The theme of San Diego's 2018 Women's March is “Hear Our Vote.” The march will start and end at Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego. It is one of the dozens of similar marches taking place across the nation this weekend to energize voters ahead of the 2018 elections.

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Dawniel Stewart, president of Women’s March San Diego and board secretary, Poppy Fitch, discuss what the group has accomplished over the last year and how they plan to get voters to the polls.