Titled the “Million Women March on D.C.,” the event scheduled for Jan. 21, 2017 invites women and anyone who supports women’s rights to gather at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. and march to the White House.
Plans are in their early stages at this point, but Facebook events promoting the rally have been popping up in states throughout the country, including Michigan.
The march comes in response to Trump’s attitudes toward women that emerged during his campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton, Bland told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
The Republican Trump insulted female reporters, a female political rival and other women over their looks, and a video surfaced in which he could be heard bragging about groping women and making unwanted sexual advances.
The video prompted several women to say publicly that Trump had groped them.
Trump denied their allegations and dismissed his words as “locker room talk.”
Women and girls, men and boys, families, people of color, immigrants, the LGBT community, climate change advocates and anyone else willing to support the cause are listed on the Facebook promotions nationwide.
The Grand Rapids rally featured chants such as “Not my president” and “Donald Trump, go away. Sexist, racist, anti-gay.”
Trump is expected to be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Jan. 20, 2017.