On Saturday, one day after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, the Women’s March on Washington is expected to bring tens of thousands of demonstrators to Washington, D.C., many of whom will be there to protest Trump’s past behavior and current policies.
Women voted against Trump by wide margins, and Trump remains deeply unpopular among women. But organizers say Saturday’s march is about more than protesting Trump himself. Among the marchers will be representatives of dozens of groups that advocate for a diverse array of issues, including women’s health care, immigration reform, pay equity, family leave and the elimination of poverty.
“I don’t think this march is even about him,” said Sung Yeon Choimorrow, the interim executive director at the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, one of the groups joining the march. “It’s about what we want, what we are going to protect, and what we are going to fight for.”