PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Social activist group, Portland Raging Grannies, marched from Lownsdale Park to Pioneer Courthouse Sunday afternoon in what the group is calling the “Don’t Let Democracy Die” March.
The 2 p.m. event featured the “grannies” dressed in mourning black, carrying a mock coffin. The group said the march reflects its deep concern that the right to vote and access to voting this year has been “especially” threatened.
“You know, there’s a limited amount of different things we can do. We’re doing a lot of work getting out the vote—we’re registering the homeless, we’re registering other people. And we really want to make sure that it’s the biggest turnout ever,” said River Montijo, of the Raging Grannies.
“Democracy is in danger as is our Constitution,” the group said in a release. “It is crucial that all who are able register their vote this November.”
The Raging Grannies also pointed out the importance of voting during the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote.
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