On January 21st, over 100,000 women are expected to march in Washington, D.C. to send a message to the new administration about the importance of women’s rights. Several awesome celebrities have signed on to join the Women’s March, including America Ferrera, Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, and others. The Women’s March purposefully positions itself the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration. Naturally, many of the inspiring, outspoken women in the public eye who were very vocal during the election plan to stand in solidarity with women as they promise a fight for fundamental rights.
These are some of the names of celebrities we know will join the march so far:
America Ferrera, Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, Chelsea Handler, Zendaya, Amy Schumer, Cher, Uzo Aduba, Cristela Alonzo, Patricia Arquette, Danielle Brooks, Lea DeLaria, Diane Guerrero, Danai Gurira, Margo Jefferson, Angelique Kidjo, Padma Lakshmi, Shantell Martin, Debra Messing, Frances McDormand, Julianne Moore, Hari Nef, Monica Raymond, Yara Shahidi, Alia Sherif, Kara Walker, Olivia Wilde, and Constance Wu.
Wow, what a list! And it’s growing.
America Ferrera will chair an Artists Table, which will feature some of these famous names.
America was an outspoken advocate for Hillary Clinton during the election, and she continues to be an advocate for fair treatment and equal rights.
According to The Washington Post, America 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.”
Other celebs described their empowered determination to be heard.
Scarlett Johansson told Entertainment Weekly:
“It is my duty as an American citizen to exercise my rights, make my voice heard and stand up for what I believe in. 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.”
Debra Messing told Entertainment Weekly, “I am honored to be a member of the Artist Table. An attack on Planned Parenthood is an attack on all American women. There is no more urgent time than now to raise our voices and be heard.”
Chelsea Handler will host a sister march in Park City, which takes place during Sundance. She told Entertainment Weekly:
“By hosting a sister march in Park City, our Women’s March on Main will help send a message to the incoming administration that attacks on Planned Parenthood and our fundamental human rights are unacceptable and if we have to re-fight for rights we have already fought for and won, we will do it louder and stronger, with men by our side.”
This sounds like a fabulous group of inspiring women, and we are glad to see that they plan to march. If you’d like to learn more about the Women’s March on Washington on January 21st, head to their website here.