This is looking a lot like Lilith Fair for the political set.
On Monday, the Women’s March on Washington announced the celebrity lineup for the massive demonstration, to be held the day after the presidential inauguration.
The “Artist Table” will be chaired by America Ferrera, a staunch supporter of former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and will include entertainment heavyweights such as actress Patricia Arquette, who used her time on the Oscars stage last year to advocate for pay equality; legendary entertainer Cher, who once compared President-elect Donald Trump to Godzilla and a “mentally challenged fence post”; singer Katy Perry, who campaigned vigorously for Clinton; and Scarlett Johansson, Amy Schumer, Olivia Wilde, Constance Wu, Zendaya, “Orange is the New Black” star Uzo Aduba and more A-list women.
There’s no word on what exactly Ferrera’s role as chair of the star-studded committee entails, besides lending her voice to the plethora of issues that the grass-roots organization hopes to highlight, such as reproductive rights and immigrant rights.
Since the election, said Ferrera, who also spoke at the Democratic National Convention last summer, “so many fear that their voices will go unheard.”
“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,” Ferrera, best known for her role in ABC’s early-aughts comedy “Ugly Betty,” continued in an official statement.
The march’s goal, according to the statement, is to “send a message to all levels of government and the incoming administration: that we stand together in solidarity and expect elected leaders to act to protect the rights of women, their families and their communities.”
Johansson, an actress and a Clinton supporter, spelled out her reasons for participating in the protest.
“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,” Johansson said in the statement.
According to the news release, more than 100,000 are expected to attend the march, which will begin at 10 a.m. on the Mall on Jan. 21.
“I am honored to be a member of the Artist Table,” said actress Debra Messing. “An attack on Planned Parenthood is an attack on all American women. There is no more urgent time than now to raise our voices and be heard.”