WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 11 thousand people – and counting – plan to march on Washington the day after Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration.
The organizers hope 1 million women will gather and march from Lincoln Memorial to the White House to protest Trump on Jan. 21 – the day after he is sworn in as the country’s 45th president.
“This is an INCLUSIVE march, and EVERYONE who supports women’s rights are welcome,” the organizers wrote on Facebook.
The president-elect has come under intense criticism following charges of sexual misconduct from more than a dozen women. Trump has denied all of the accusations.
He’s also under fire for remarks he’s made about women. Trump has referred to women as pigs, slobs and dogs.
Women are also worried about the ways a Trump administration might impact their health. Trump promised throughout his campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which ensures that insurers in the health insurance marketplace provide coverage for birth control.
Trump has repeatedly said that no one respects women more than he does.
Additional details about the march on Washington are not yet available, but the organizers have launched additional Facebook pages for planning on a state-by-state basis.