The Women’s March on Washington plans to send a strong message to incoming President Donald Trump, one of staunch disagreement with his proposed policies along with his misogynistic, xenophobic, and hateful rhetoric. The message the march intends to convey is also meant for the Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Governors, state Congresses and the world at large. The march is being organized by a national coordinating committee along with volunteer organizers from across the country.
The Women’s March on Washington, which plans to have in excess of 100,000 participants, will take place the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 21st in the nation’s capital of Washington D.C. The march boasts many partners including Amnesty International, EMILY’s List, GLAAD, Girls Who Code, Muslim Women’s Alliance, Planned Parenthood, United We Dream, and many others.
On Monday it was announced that actress America Ferrera, who will act as Artist Table Chair, along with many other celebrities and artists will be joining the march. Uzo Aduba, Cristela Alonzo, Patricia Arquette, Danielle Brooks, Cher, Lea DeLaria, Diane Guerrero, Danai Gurira, Chelsea Handler, Scarlett Johansson, Margo Jefferson, Angelique Kidjo, Padma Lakshmi, Stephanie March, Shantell Martin, Debra Messing, Frances McDormand, Julianne Moore, Hari Nef, Katy Perry, Monica Raymond, Amy Schumer, Yara Shahidi, Alia Sherif, Kara Walker, Olivia Wilde, Constance Wu, Zendaya, and others will also participate. “Since the election, so many fear that their voices will go unheard,” America Ferrera remarked. Ferrera continued, “As artists, women, and most importantly dedicated Americans, it is critical that we stand together in solidarity for the protection, dignity and rights of our communities. Immigrant rights, worker rights, reproductive rights, LGBTQIA rights, racial justice and environmental rights are not special interests, they affect us all and should be every American’s concern.”
Scarlett Johansson remarked, “The new administration may be very vague about specifics, but one thing has been made very clear; their intentions of reducing the availability of Women’s Healthcare and attacking her reproductive rights. I am marching on Washington to let our next president know that we, men and women alike, will not stand down or be silenced and will fight to protect our bodies and our choices.”