Published On: Wed, Jan 11th, 2017

Scarlett Johansson, Amy Schumer, Patricia Arquette, Chelsea Handler and Debra Messing Join Women’s March on Washington

Chelsea Handler to hold "sister" March in Utah.

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Jewish stars like Scarlett Johansson, Amy Schumer, Patricia Arquette and Debra Messing are set to take part in the Women’s March On Washington scheduled for the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States. And funny lady Chelsea Handler will hold her own “sister” match in Park City, Utah at the same time.

The Women’s March on Washington’s organizers say that 269 different marches will take place in cities around the world and that they expect more than 500,000 people to attend the one in Washington alone. The vents are intended to be a feminist statement against Trump’s election because they believe him to be a sexist who demeans women.

“This is an unprecedented, organic and viral grassroots global movement that is growing everyday. More than 500,000 people have already committed to march all over the country and the world in just a matter of weeks,” said Boston-based national sister march spokeswoman Yordanos Eyoel, who became a U.S. citizen last fall. “The aggregate turnout has the potential to exceed 1 million marchers. What makes this movement even more special is that people who have never been politically active before are now mobilizing.”

Chelsea Handler’s Sister march will take place during the Sundance Film Festival. “Sundance has always been a platform for change: not only for filmmakers and filmmaking, but also for big ideas for the future,” Handler told Mashable. “If there’s anything I learned in the last year, it’s that we need to be louder and stronger than ever about what we believe in, so I joined some incredible women from around the country to bring our voices together in the streets of Park City.”

Scarlett Johansson said, “It is my duty as an American citizen to exercise my rights, make my voice heard and stand up for what I believe in. The new administration may be very vague about specifics, but one thing has been made very clear; their intentions of reducing the availability of Women’s Healthcare and attacking her reproductive rights. I am marching on Washington to let our next president know that we, men and women alike, will not stand down or be silenced and will fight to protect our bodies and our choices.”

Debra Messing said, “I am honored to be a member of the Artist Table. An attack on Planned Parenthood is an attack on all American women. There is no more urgent time than now to raise our voices and be heard.”

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