Katie Perry is leading a slew of women celebrities who are slated to participate in a women’s march to protest President-elect Donald Trump next week.
The Women’s March set for the day after Trump is inaugurated in Washington is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people. Cher, Amy Schumer, Julianne Moore, and a number of others will be joining attendants from all over the country in the nation’s capital on January 21.
Event organizers are expecting at least 200,000 women to participate in the Washington, D.C., march. More than 270 related marches will take place across the nation and the globe. It is unclear in which cities Perry, Moore and others will be marching.
America Ferrera, a staunch Clinton supporter who campaigned for her during the election season, will be heading the artists’ committee for the march. Perry, too, also actively campaigned for Clinton and performed at her rallies during the campaign, Her song “Roar” was used in one of Clinton’s ads and was generally considered a theme for her campaign.
Feminist legend Gloria Steinem and social activist Harry Belafonte will serve as co-chairs to the march, according to organizers. some of the other celebrities who are reportedly planning to attend include Debra Messing, Olivia Wilde, Scarlett Johansson, Uzo Adubo, Frances McDormand, and Chelsea Handler.
The march has been in the works since immediately after Trump’s stunning election win in November. Organizers say that the marches will send a “bold message” on what will be the first full day of Trump’s presidency.
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,” the organizers wrote on their website. “We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.