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March again! With a focus on voting: Jan. 20

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The women who took part in the Women's March the day after the inauguration of the worst man ever to preside over the fortunes of Americans did more than stroll in huge numbers to the state Capitol last year. They brought sexual assault into the open with the #MeToo movement, causing several men, with the notable exception of the pussy-grabber-in-chief, from their jobs. Their protests drew attention to the terrible legislation coming out of today's greed-driven Congress, such as the moves to take away children's access to health care, women's reproductive rights, and to dismantle Obamacare. Most importantly, women are running for office, to clear out politicians corrupted by money and unresponsive to their constituents.

This year's march, dubbed the March on the Polls, will be held Jan. 20 and teams up with the 8th annual Rally for Reproductive Justice. Speakers will address the democratic ideals that are facing threats: Immigrants, and DACA. Public education, particularly the Little Rock School District. Sex education. The struggle of LGBTQ Americans.

The lineup is at 11 a.m. at Capitol Avenue and Pulaski Streets. A fundraiser for Gwendolynn Combs, one of the Arkansas Women's March founders and one of two Democratic candidates for the 2nd District congressional seat held by French Hill, follows at 3 p.m. at the Studio Theater, 320 W. Seventh St. There will be a #MeToo panel discussion. Tickets are $10. Combs faces Paul Spencer in the Democratic primary.

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