Donald Trump’s inauguration is going to be disgusting and awful, in the event that he’s actually able to sit through it without wandering away or bowing out of the whole thing altogether. It will be a sepulchral event populated by the nation’s worst inhabitants, but the next day, tens of thousands of women and allies will gather together to march from the Lincoln Memorial to the White House.
The event is called the Women’s March on Washington, and here are the details from Facebook:
“March from Lincoln Memorial to [the] White House to show our strength, power and courage and demonstrate our disapproval of the new president and his values in a peaceful march. ALL women, femme, trans, gender non-conforming and feminist others are invited to march on Washington DC the day following the inauguration of the President elect. This march is a show of solidarity to demand our safety and health in a time when our country is marginalizing us and making sexual assault an electable and forgivable norm. We align with all POC and LGBTQ causes, and we will show our support in a non-violent protest.”
Most states already have their own organizing pages on Facebook, though if yours doesn’t, perhaps you’d like to help launch it? Attendees should also book accommodations ASAP, since space around the nation’s capital will already be tight thanks to that...other thing.
The march will officially kick off at 12 p.m., but organizers are encouraging people to arrive an hour earlier, since it will, by definition, be crowded and transportation will likely be clogged. More than 40,000 people have already RSVP’d on Facebook; 115,000 more have expressed interest.
Protesting won’t change what has already happened, but marching alongside thousands of others who share your pain is not only cathartic, but a fiery message to Trump and the rest of his soon-to-be appointed kakistocracy that this fight has only just begun. Buckle up, Donald Trump. You’re in for a hell of a next four years.