‘Women’s March On Washington’ continues to gain support
Planned Parenthood, famous writer Gloria Steinem and Calypso musician & civil rights activist Harry Belafonte have joined a pro-abortion effort called Women's March on Washington.
The Women's March on Washington, a protest slated for the day after President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington, D. C., aims to bring together abortion supporter and activists from across that nation.
Planned Parenthood, which is facing budget cuts after Trump's entry into the White House, has become an official partner of the Women's March on Washington and it will assist organizers in providing staff and event planning knowledge.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said in a statement, "We will send a strong message to the incoming administration that millions of people across this country are prepared to fight attacks on reproductive health care, abortion services, and access to Planned Parenthood, as they intersect with the rights of people."
The march will start at 10 a. m. on January 21, 2017, near the U. S. Capitol at the intersection of Independence Avenue and Third Street SW.
It first emerged as a Facebook campaign and quickly rose to national prominence as more than 155,000 individuals declared that they would participate in the march and nearly 240,000 expressed their interest in the effort.
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