By Grace Watkins
The Women’s March and the March for Life are two of the largest of many demonstrations that have occurred since President Donald J. Trump was sworn in on January 20th.
The Women’s March, held the day after the presidential inauguration, drew more than three million marchers worldwide, including nearly 500,000 in Washington, D.C. by conservative estimates.
Organizers for the March for Life on January 27th have not released crowd estimates. The search term “march for life crowd size” is currently a popular Google Search, however, perhaps in light of recent interest in crowd size estimates.
Gov. Pat Quinn talks about MAP grants at DePaul University. (Photo by Josclynn Brandon)
Editor’s note: This story was originally posted on Dec. 12, 2012 and is housed at RedLineProject.org
By Bob Smith
Gov. Pat Quinn visited DePaul University’s Loop campus on Wednesday to discuss how pension reform is harming the Monetary Award Program (MAP) college scholarships and access to higher education in Illinois.
“This is so important to our state, not only in the past, but certainly now and in the future,” Quinn said. “We want everyone to have the opportunity to go to college that has the ability to go to college.”
MAP grants are need-based college scholarships that allow merit students who are in need across the state and do not need to be repaid by the student. Quinn said that due to cutbacks and having to pay more money in the pension amount, almost 18,000 students lost their MAP grant scholarships this year.