Moving Ahead After the Women's Rally

The plan is determining what comes next for the group

PEORIA - Leaders of Peoria’s women's rally are asking what comes next, as it tries to take a stand against President Donald Trump.

The League of Women Voters and about a dozen of its members met at Lariat Steakhouse Wednesday to discuss a wide range of topics.

The group says it's seen an increase of members since President Donald Trump was sworn in last month, with many of those new women helping to organize the women's rally held on the riverfront.

Speakers talked about the affordable care act, immigration reform and women's health, all issues that they say are threatened by President Trump.

The group hopes to use its voice to make a difference in the country, and says meetings like this are a good place to start.

"We hope that everyone keeps their congressman's phone number where they can find it, then call their congressman in Washington DC and tell then what they think is important to them and why,” said Cheryl Budzinski, president of the League of Women Voters

The league says it holds a meeting like this every month with the hope of coming up with new ideas.

A national day without women strike has been set for March 8, which is international women's day. The league says right now it doesn't have plans in the works. 

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