- Thousands of demonstrators gathered for Women’s March in Washington, DC, Saturday in protest of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
- Protesters, some carrying signs and wearing costumes, said they also hoped to free the Americans to vote for President Donald Trump out of office within a few weeks.
- Organizers expect more than 116,000 people to attend one of at least 429 demonstrations taking place nationwide on Saturday.
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Thousands of demonstrators gathered for Women’s March in Washington, DC, Saturday in protest of Amy Coney Barrett̵7;s nomination to the Supreme Court.
Protesters, some carrying signs and wearing costumes, also hope to empower Americans to vote for President Donald Trump out of office within a few weeks.
Speaking at various news outlets, organizers expect more than 116,000 people to attend one of at least 429 demonstrations taking place nationwide on Saturday.
Nearly four years ago, Women’s March drew record numbers of attendees. Millions of people came out in protest of Trump’s presidency in January 2017.
Driven at this time with the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, organizers expect the rally to drive change before the upcoming presidential election.
The Senate Judiciary Committee, after several days of hearing, has scheduled a vote on Barrett’s nomination in the Supreme Court for October 22. The hearings are controversial and divisive among Republicans praising his philosophy. in the judiciary and the Democrats questioning where Barrett stood for fort decisions like Roe v. Wade and the Affordable Care Act.
Democrats also argued that the Senate was quick to act in the Supreme Court nomination process, instead urging Congress to overturn the decision until the next presidential election.
But Republicans plowed early, with the full blessing of Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The decision was met with strong reaction from Americans who felt the next justice should be determined by the presidential candidate who won the November election.
His full support to move forward prompted a wave of demonstrators mobilizing across the country. Nearly 1.5 million people have signed a petition asking lawmakers to delay the process until the end of the president’s 2021 presidency. Protesters also rallied outside Sen. Mitch McConnell in Kentucky.
Saturday protests across the country acted as an expanding effort in this mobilization. Here is what they look like: