Katy Perry will front a number of female celebrities who will be joining the nationwide Women’s March in Washington scheduled for Jan. 21 in opposition to the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump the day before.
Other celebrities signed on are Scarlett Johansson, Cher, Amy Schumer, and Julianne Moore, according to The Hill.
The organizers for the event are expecting 200,000 women to participate in Washington, D.C. alone, and over 270 related marches will be held across the country and internationally.
It is not immediately clear which cities some of the female celebs will be marching.
Heading the “Artist Table” for the march is America Ferrera, most well known as the lead of TV show Ugly Betty. Ferrera also campaigned for Hillary Clinton during the election season. In a statement regarding the march, published in Variety, Ferrera said:
‘Since the election, so many fear that their voices will go unheard. As artists, women, and most importantly dedicated Americans, it is critical that we stand together in solidarity for the protection, dignity and rights of our communities.’
Perry has also been an outspoken supporter for Clinton, performing at various political rallies throughout the campaign, and allowing the campaign to use her song “Roar”in one of the Democratic nominee’s ads.
Co-chairs for the march are longtime feminist activist Gloria Steinem and social activist and singer Harry Belafonte.
According to Rolling Stone, other celebrities expected to participate in the Women’s March are Olivia Wilde, Uzo Aduba, and Debra Messing. Chelsea Handler will be leading the march in Park City, Utah, home of the Sundance Film Festival.
Plans for the march have been in the making since Trump’s election win in November, and event organizers are hoping to send a “bold message” on the first day of the reality TV show star’s presidency.
The website states:
‘The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.’
Partners in the march include GLAAD, Planned Parenthood, and Amnesty International.
Perry also participated in the controversial Vote Naked Campaign supporting Clinton, and performed “Roar” at the Democratic National Convention in July, when Clinton was nominated to represent the Democratic Party in the race for the presidency.
You can watch her performance from the DNC in the video below.
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