Amy Schumer Calls On Women To Join Her In Protest March Against Trump
Amy Schumer called on other women to join her in a protest march against president-elect Donald Trump.
Tuesday, the 35-year-old comedian shared a post on Instagram with her 5.5 million followers. In the post she shared a photo of the “Women’s March on Washington” poster scheduled for January 21, 2017. She captioned the photo, “January 21 I’ll be there. Who’s coming with me? Thanks for posting @bust_magazine and @amberrosetamblyn.” (RELATED: Amy Schumer Vows To Leave The Country If Donald Trump Wins)
Even though the event’s website doesn’t name Trump specifically it does reference the “rhetoric” of the election and the message they want to send to the “new administration.” (RELATED: Amy Schumer Goes Topless In Effort To Get Clinton Elected)
“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,” the statement on the website reads. “We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.”
“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,” they added.
Schumer is not the first celebrity to join to the march and push followers to join her. Actress Amber Tamblyn also posted about the event on Instagram Tuesday. She captioned the post, “I’ll be there. Will you? #Repost @bust_magazine with @repostapp・・・Please follow @womensmarch for up to date details. 1-21-17 D.C. Bust will be organizing a bus from NYC, stay tuned for more info! #womensmarch #revolt #thefutureisfemale #organize #notmypresident.” (RELATED: Michael Moore Calls On Americans To ‘Disrupt’ Trump’s Inauguration)
Filmmaker Michael Moore has also encouraged people who didn’t vote for Trump to attend protests in Washington, D.C. and across the country designed to “Disrupt The Inauguration” on January 20, 2017.
“Disrupt the Inauguration,” Moore tweeted. “The Majority have spoken–by nearly 2.7 million votes &counting! Silence is not an option.”
Disrupt the Inauguration. The Majority have spoken – by nearly 2.7 million votes &counting! Silence is not an option https://t.co/HSmP3pREvy
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) December 7, 2016