SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (01/19/2018) The Southwest Missouri National Organization for Women hosted their own Women's March kick off by teaching women how to register voters so that those all across the Ozarks are able to be heard.
"You can show up to the march, you can show up and hold a sign, you can call your legislators, but unless people show up to the polls things don't happen, and that's the one way we're constitutionally guaranteed to have our voices heard," said Christen Moore, the Co-Chair for Southwest Missouri NOW.
These women join the thousands who will be taking to the streets again this year to voice their beliefs and fight for their rights.
"Last year they started with the kick off. It was big, it was huge, a lot of people participated, but the work doesn't end there. And I think that's what it means to us is that it's a continuing ongoing effort, and democracy takes work," said Moore.
In order to make change, you have to take action, that's why this year's theme of Power to the Polls is reminding women that voting is the ultimate voice.
"If you haven't voted, get signed up. It's very, very easy. You need to take pride in your town, and your school district and your state, and then the United States, it all works in together. And it kind of feels good to get that sticker put on you that says I voted," said voter, Lois Weaver.