Million ‘Women’s March’ Facebook Event: 325,000 Women Interested Or Going To Washington, D.C., On January 21, 2017

The Facebook event called the “WOMEN’S MARCH ON WASHINGTON- JANUARY 21st, 2017” is growing with interest. As of this writing, 210,000 people have marked that they are interested in the Facebook event — with 115,000 noting that they are going to the event. Thus far, the Facebook page has been shared with 518,000 people on Facebook.

That Facebook page appears to be the main page and largest page for the event, which has been called everything from the “Million Women March” to the “Million Women’s March on Washington” from those searching for the march on Google and Facebook.

Not simply for women only, the Facebook page of the “Women’s March on Washington” explains that anyone who supports the rights of women can join the peaceful march on Washington.

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The “Women’s March on Washington” should create big crowds on Inauguration Weekend, reports the Washington Post.

Indeed, with hundreds of thousands of people already showing interest on Facebook a full two months prior to the march, which borrows the popular name from the 1963 march that occurred on Washington, the logistics of such a big crowd will have to be figured out by authorities in order to keep the peace. The historic March on Washington for civil rights more than 50 years ago featured the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech, “I Have a Dream.”

The huge march on Washington represents a coming together of all the planned marches that had popped up under a variety of names after Hillary Clinton lost the presidency to Donald Trump.

The massive “Women’s March On Washington,” as reported by the Huffington Post, is a response to what some feel is an anti-woman climate that began when derisive comments that President-elect Trump made about women over the years surfaced during his presidential campaign.

[Image by Mark Lennihan/AP Images]

Facebook is being used to coordinate the travel plans of people who want to travel to D.C. for the march to support women’s rights.

Bob Bland is one of the “Women’s March on Washington” organizers. The official statement of the national organizers of the march spoke of inclusivity.

“On January 21, 2017 we will unite in Washington, DC for the Women’s March on Washington. We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families — recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.

“The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us–women, immigrants of all statuses, those with diverse religious faiths particularly Muslim, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native and Indigenous people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished and survivors of sexual assault. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.

“In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights.”

The Facebook page went on to explain that those organizing and participating in the march of women will stand together to defend human rights.

The huge event, being organized on Facebook, lists individual pages for states within the U.S., including Facebook sub-pages broken down into areas for large states, like New York. There are also Facebook event pages listed for those who might travel all the way from Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, London, and even Zurich for the “Women’s March on Washington.”

A call was put out on the main Facebook page for people willing to host and organize — in order to help “marginalized communities” and make the “Women’s March on Washington” an event that includes all who are willing to accept the clarion call.

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