The Women’s March on Washington is a celebrity-advocated event scheduled for the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration. The even is supported by a who’s who of far-left organizations, including several groups funded by billionaire George Soros.
With reports that hundreds of thousands might join, the march has been referred to by the news media as a female protest against Trump.
Celebrities who have confirmed appearance include:
Unzo Aduba, Patricia Arquette, Danielle Brooks, Cher, Chelsea Handler, America Ferrera, Scarlett Johnansson, Debra Messing, Padma Lakshmi, Katy Perry, Julianne Moore, Hari Nef, Monica Ramen, Yara Shahidi, Constance Wu, Olivia Wilde, and Zendaya.
The mission statement for the march declares that the assembly is intended to send the idea “that women’s rights are human rights.”
The statement reads:
The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us – immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault – and our communities are hurting and scared. 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 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.
Activists Harry Belafonte and Gloria Steinem are serving as honorary co-chairs.
Belafonte established in 2005 the Gathering for Justice group, which has since been the beneficiary of several grants from Soros’ Open Society Foundations.
Further, the New York production of a play starring Belafonte titled “The Exonerated”, which tells the story of wrongly convicted death row inmates, was backed by The Open Society. Soros’ foundation subsidized a string of “talk back” conversions following the play where death penalty experts and justice advocates from around the country will give a talk and field questions from the theater audience.
Belafonte serves on the board of the Advancement Project, which was one of four main beneficiaries of money from a group formed in 2008 called the Election Administration Fund. The Fund supposedly solicited between $5.1 million–$1 million from Soros’ Open Society Institute.
Meanwhile, the Women’s March’s official partner’s list, which includes groups such as 350.org, CODEPINK, as well as the Southern Poverty Law Center, reads like a who’s who of the far-left.
Several of the march “partners” are bankrolled by Soros, including: Amnesty International, Center for Constitutional Rights, Green For All, Human Rights Watch, MoveOn.org, NAACP, NARAL Pro-Choice, People for the American Way, Planned Parenthood, and Sierra Club.
The following four chairs lead the march:
- Bob Bland, the CEO and founder of Manufacture New York (MNY), which his bio depicts as “a social enterprise that is rethinking the fashion ecosystem (design, development, distribution) and creating a new, vertically-integrated business model that will transform apparel & textile production for the 21st century.”
- Tamika D. Mallory, whose bio says she “has worked closely with the Obama Administration as an advocate for civil rights issues, equal rights for women, health care, gun violence, and police misconduct.” She also served on NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio transition committee.
- Linda Sarsour, a self-described “Brooklyn-born Palestinian-American-Muslim racial justice and civil rights activist,” who serves as “the Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York, co-founder of Muslims for Ferguson, and a member of Justice League NYC,” her march bio conveys.
- Carmen Perez, who served as the executive director of Belafonte’s Soros-funded The Gathering for Justice.