Second Annual Women’s March In Lansing Focused On Getting Women Elected

Jan 22, 2018

Thousands of people flooded the state Capitol lawn Sunday.  The people gathered for the second annual Women’s March.

Last year’s rally theme was mostly resistance against the new Donald Trump presidency.  This year, the focus was on voting and running for office.  Most people were there to criticize the Republican Party.  But some also wanted the Democratic Party to examine itself.  

Myya Jones is from Detroit.  She says she wants Michigan’s Democratic Party to be more inclusive.  

“Include black women in the conversation, and then we’ll come out and we’ll vote.  Because we are the backbone of the Democratic party.”

The rally is a part of the national Women’s March, with events taking place across the U.S.

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—Cheyna Roth is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at 734.487.3363 or email us at