Even celebrities are participating in the Women’s March on Washington, a day after president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, Jan. 20.
Stars like Katy Perry, Zendaya, America Ferrera, Julianne Moore, Amy Schumer, Scarlett Johansson and Cher are set to join the said march, which will take place in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21, Saturday.
SISTERS ARE DOIN’ IT FOR THEMSELVES! 🙌🏻💪🏻❤️ https://t.co/0shuUYUBEv
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) January 10, 2017
In a press release by announcing the artist lineup for the march, Artist Table chairperson and actress America Ferrera highlighted the importance of the said movement.
“Since the election, so many fear that their voices will go unheard,” Ferrera said. “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.”
I’ll see you there! Who’s coming with me? https://t.co/LL5jy509xf
— America Ferrera (@AmericaFerrera) December 21, 2016
“Women don’t live single-issue lives, and we are thrilled to be joined by women who understand and reflect the intersecting issues for which we stand. All women deserve freedom and equity,” said Carmen Perez, national co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington.
The march aims to shine a light on different issues being faced by people of all faiths, colors, races as well as those with disabilities. This, on top of women’s issues that Donald Trump belittles in his speeches.
“This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society,” the march’s website reads.
Aside from Washington, other solidarity marches will also be happening in various locations all over America. One will be held in Park City, Utah to be led by Chelsea Handler, at the Sundance Film Festival. The website estimates 150 other “sister” marches happening in all 50 states and more than 100,000 people are expected to participate.
The Women’s March on Washington is partnered by various organizations like Amnesty International, GLAAD and Planned Parenthood.