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.
Other celebs described their empowered determination to be heard.
Scarlett Johansson told Entertainment Weekly:
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:
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.