OKLAHOMA CITY – Thousands of women are expected to converge on Washington D.C. just one day after Donald Trump’s inauguration.
It’s a grassroots effort started by women who want to send a message to the incoming administration.
“There’s a very good chance that if somebody else had been elected that this march wouldn’t be happening,” said Kitty Devany Vitale.
Devany Vitale is making the two-day trip to Washington D.C. from Oklahoma on a charter bus.
While organizers are being very careful not to call it an anti-Trump rally, they do want their voices heard on social justice issues.
“We’re watching you. And, we care what happens,” said Devany Vitale.
There is actually a waiting list for their charter bus – many more women who want to make the trip.
But, for those who can’t, there will be a sister rally held at the Oklahoma capitol.
“Not everyone can go to D.C., but people want to do something and feel the need to do something now,” said Lindsey Kanaly.
Kanaly organized the local march.
According to their Facebook page, around 4,000 people are attending, hoping to get the message all the way to Washington.
“If you’re not doing the things that are benefiting all Americans, we will stand up and we will resist that,” Kanaly said.
“It is not anti anything except anti-injustice, anti-discrimination, anti-erasure. Those are the things that we are speaking against, and we are looking towards a positive future for women and for all the citizens of Oklahoma,” said Rev. T. Sheri Dickerson, who also helped organize the local rally.
There are 616 sister marches happening across the world.