Prior to this year’s 2nd Women’s March, demonstrators will meet near the White House on Saturday to hold a rally. The 4th Annual Women’s March was held earlier this year, but today’s event was held in honor of the late Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The rally begins at 12:00 EST and marches to the US Capitol at 1:00 pm. According to the march website, it will conclude at the National Mall with a “socially distant text banking teleson” with the goal of sending 5 million messages to encourage people to vote.
How to watch a women’s march in DC today
- what: Demonstrators will participate in the 2nd Women’s March this year
- time: 12:00 pm (Eastern Time)
- date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
- Location: Freedom Plaza, Washington DC
- Online stream: Live stream on the CBSN or mobile streaming device of the above players.
To ensure the safety of participants, all participants must wear masks and practice social distance. In addition, a hand sanitizer station will be set up during the march, and anyone who is sick can participate in the virtual event.
The first women’s march was held the day after President Trump took office in 2017, protesting the new administration. Millions of women gathered for the first march.
“When millions of people gathered on the streets the day after President Trump took office, we saw power. With the same power to conclude the same as when President Trump’s inauguration ceremony began. We need to bring our determination to October 17, “he said.
This year’s march not only commemorates Gimberg’s legacy, but also protests Mr. Trump’s choice on behalf of Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the Supreme Court. Democrats are worried that Barrett will rule in court with other conservative judges and vote to overturn the Roe v. Wade case and the Affordable Care Act.Barrett’s nominationnext week.