Rockford community leaders March to the Polls to promote mid-term voting

ROCKFORD (WREX) – There’s just a couple weeks left before the November mid-terms. And there’s a big push both here in Rockford and across the country to get more people to the polls.

“There’s excitement nationwide about getting out the vote, and Rockford is definitely apart of that,” said community organizers Sara Dorner.

On Saturday, dozens of people from both the Republican and Democratic parties gathered outside Rockford City Hall for a March to the Polls. And even though the election office was closed in Rockford, organizers hope the march reminds people why they need to have their voices heard on Tuesday, November 6.

“The next 24 days is on all of you and on all of us, to get the message out, that you have to vote to get your voice heard,” Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara said while addressing the marchers.

“There’s also a lot of challenges, that we need to come together and make sure we’re engaged or informed on whether you’re a Democrat or Republican,” Winnebago County Board Chairman Frank Haney said.

Cities around the country held similar marches on Saturday, including in Chicago.

Taylor Utzig

Taylor Utzig

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