- The Washington Times - Monday, January 9, 2017

A who’s who of Hillary Clinton-supporting starlets has partnered with the Women's March on Washington to protest President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.

The march announced on Monday a list of celebrities who have joined its Artist Table, including comediennes Amy Schumer and Chelsea Handler, actresses Olivia Wilde and Scarlett Johansson, and singers Katy Perry and Cher — all of whom backed Mrs. Clinton in the presidential race.

Actress America Ferrera, who spoke at the Democratic National Convention, will chair the table.

“Since the election, so many fear that their voices will go unheard,” Ms. Ferrera said in a statement. “As artists, women, and most importantly dedicated Americans, it is critical that we stand together in solidarity for the protection, dignity and rights of our communities.”

Instead of fleeing the country, as she promised to do if Mr. Trump won the presidential race, Ms. Handler will lead a solidarity Women's March in Park City, Utah.

“By hosting a sister march in Park City, our Women's March will help send a message to the incoming administration that attacks on Planned Parenthood and our fundamental human rights are unacceptable and if we have to re-fight for rights we already fought for and won, we will do it louder and stronger, with men by our side,” Ms. Handler said in a statement.

Ms. Johansson said she will attend the Washington march to avenge Planned Parenthood, which Mr. Trump has promised to defund.

“The new administration may be very vague about specifics, but one thing has been made very clear; their intentions of reducing the availability of Women's Healthcare and attacking her reproductive rights,” she said in a statement. “I am marching on Washington to let our next president know that we, men and women alike, will not stand down or be silenced and will fight to protect our bodies and our choices.”

The Women's March on Washington will take place the day after Mr. Trump’s inauguration. Organizers estimate an attendance of 200,000.

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