Count US Senator Elizabeth Warren and Attorney General Maura Healey among the female leaders who will address the Boston Women’s March for America next Saturday — along with hizzoner, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.
Boston is among the cities coordinating marches on Jan. 21 in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, a massive demonstration aimed at incoming President Donald Trump that is planned on the National Mall the day after the inauguration.
More than 300 sister demonstrations are now planned in all 50 states and in Puerto Rico, and even in cities around the world, in Tokyo, Sydney, Paris and Bogotá.
“This is an unprecedented, organic and viral grassroots global movement that is growing every day,” said Yordanos Eyoel, a Boston woman serving as spokeswoman for the sister marches. “More than 500,000 people have already committed to march all over the country and the world in just a matter of weeks.”
Boston’s march is expected to be the second largest women’s march that day, with a whopping 25,000 participants anticipated based on signups and bus charters, organizers said. Though the events are led by women, all are welcome, organizers said.
The speakers program begins at 11 a.m. on the Boston Common near the corner of Beacon and Charles streets. Marchers will leave from there at 12:30 p.m., traveling a one-mile route from the Boston Common to Commonwealth Avenue, turning on Clarendon and back to the Common. The local march is being spearheaded by local activists and organizers and sponsored by the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus.