Tens of thousands of people are taking to the streets in Chicago today for the March to the Polls. The event is a push to get women and young voters to make their voices heard on Election Day. The event began with a 9 a.m. rally at Congress Parkway and Columbus Drive that included speakers and live music. Speakers at the rally addressed the importance of voting, income inequality, gun violence, women’s rights and education affordability. A student from Marjorie Stoneman-Douglas High School in Florida, the site of a deadly mass shooting in February, also spoke. Videos from Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren were also played for rally attendees, who then began to march to Federal Plaza at 12:30 p.m. and the Chicago Board of Elections early voting site. “We are aiming to open the doors of government, to allow a new generation of leaders that will represent our voices in our communities,” said Alex Boutrous of Chicago Votes. Earlier in 2018, the Women’s March in Chicago had about 250,000 participants.