For the second time this year thousands are headed to the nation's capital Saturday for a Women's March in the President's backyard.
This one was planned after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Organizers say their goal is to send an unmistakable message about womens’ fierce opposition to President Trump’s agenda, including his attempt to fill Ginsburg’s seat with a justice who they fear could vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The march begins at Freedom Plaza at 11 this morning. Unlike past marches, after a short rally participants will walk to the National Mall for a socially distant text-a- telethon, that aims to send 5 million texts encouraging citizens to vote in this year’s presidential election.
Similar marches are taking place in more than 100 locations across the nation, including New York City.
There are four rallies starting here this morning in Court Square Park in Long Island City, Queens, Snug Harbor in Staten Island, Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn and Washington Square Park and the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan. These too are dedicated to Ginsburg's legacy.
Some also are aimed at fighting Amy Coney Barrett's nomination, as well as demanding justice for Breonna Taylor. Masks are required at all.