The day after Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America the Women’s March on Washington is happening with a anticipation of over 200,000 people in attendance. The march is expected to be the biggest inauguration protest in history. Click here to see if one will be happening near you.
— Andrew Stroehlein (@astroehlein) January 17, 2017
Some people are asking, “what’s the point?” Here’s an excerpt from the organization’s mission statement:
In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.
We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. 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. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.
With a mission statement like this, there’s no question of the impact this march will have, and there are plenty of celebs who have shown their support by agreeing to perform at the march.
Janelle Monae has been very vocal on her support of the march, “I am honored to join this critical movement to bring justice and equality to all,” said the singer. “Music has always been a powerful tool for galvanizing unity and I believe that singing and standing together, our voices will be stronger than any force that tries to repress us.”
Beyonce also made a statement in support on the march on Facebook saying, “We raise our voices as mothers, as artists, and as activists. As #GlobalCitizens, we can make our voices heard and turn awareness into meaningful action and positive change.”
Together with Chime for Change, we raise our voices as mothers, as artists, and as activists. As #GlobalCitizens, we can…
Janelle and Beyonce aren’t the only celeb who is backing and participating in the march,the “artist table” will include, Maxell, MC Lyte, Questlove, and many more.
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) January 12, 2017
— Uzo Aduba (@UzoAduba) January 12, 2017
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