The buzz about the Women’s March on Washington next week is growing, and female celebs like America Ferrera are getting in on it!
It was announced that the march has an Artist Table, full of female celebs who will walk alongside over 100,000 women after Donald Trump’s inauguration. The event stands for unity among women as we fight for not only women’s rights, but the rights of all Americans in this country, including workers, the LGBTQIA community, people of color, etc. America is serving as chair of the Artist Table, and voiced why it’s so important for this march to happen.
“Since the election, so many fear that their voices will go unheard,” the actress said in a statement. “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.”
Other celebs, including Zendaya, Amy Schumer, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, Cher, and many more, will also be in attendance.
While seen by some as an anti-Trump demonstration (and, I guess, to a certain extent it is), this march is more than that. This is about women coming together for the common rights that we deserve, including the rights to our own bodies, equal pay for equal work, etc. It’s important for us to let our voices be heard regardless of who the president is. So it’s definitely going to be a major moment in history for women, and it’s awesome that so many celebrities will be a part of it! Using their platforms will definitely bring more attention to the issues women and other marginalized groups face in America still in 2017.
The Women’s March on Washington will take place in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21. For additional information, visit womensmarch.com.