Everything you need to know about the anti-Trump march on Saturday
With just three days until the presidential inauguration, New Yorkers who want to make their voices heard against the incoming Trump administration are planning to protest in a number of ways. As of this writing, for example, five New York representatives have said they won’t attend the inauguration in Washington D.C., including Liz Krueger (who said she’ll instead attend the Women’s March on Washington the next day).
As many of you may be aware, this Saturday, the day after the inauguration of the new president, there will be large Women’s Marches in Washington and other cities to stand up for the principle that women’s rights are human rights. One of the marches will be right here in New York City.
The Women’s March on New York City will start at Dag Hammarskoljd Plaza, at 48th St and 1st Avenue. Due to the large expected turnout, start times will be staggered, beginning at 11am on Saturday. If you plan on attending, pleasevisit https://thehumanfirstsociety.org/ for more information and to register your participation, so that organizers will be better able to plan. Make sure to read the FAQs for all the details you need to have a safe and enjoyable time at the march.
This year’s presidential election saw vicious and hateful attacks on women and other marginalized groups that were unprecedented in recent memory. In response, hundreds of thousands of women and men will be marching in solidarity around the country on Saturday to take a stand against intolerance and for civil rights. To read more about the guiding vision for the marches, read the Women’s March Unity Principles at www.womensmarch.com/mission/.
The next several years pose significant threats to the rights and well-being of everyone, both at home and around the world. If those threats are to be avoided, it will require all of us to be more invested than ever in our political process and our civil society. Saturday’s march will be the first step toward shaping the inclusive, just, prosperous, and peaceful future we want for ourselves and our children. I hope to see you there.