Organizers: 4500 From Connecticut To Attend Women's March On Washington

"The denigration of human rights we saw was not restricted to women's rights". She was sure that by 2016, Americans were set to elect their first woman president.

"When I heard there was one bus going from Toronto to D.C., I knew immediately that I needed to be on there", Bingham said Sunday. "If we can be a part of supporting that, making that concern more visible to everyone, than I definitely want to be a part of it".

So far more than 200,000 people have indicated on Facebook that they plan to attend the Washington Women's March, which organisers have said is meant to "send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights".

"Everyone is welcome to march, no matter your age, your gender identity, or how you chose to vote", said Tamika Mallory, National Co-Chair of the march. Families, friends and allies interested in supporting human rights and social justice will take part.

"I think it is going to be really powerful, I'm really excited". When asked the relevance of the Women's March on Washington she summed up what many feel, "There's just been so much degradation and demeaning of women".

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the marches planned in major cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Boston, and NY, have some of the biggest expected turnouts from current registration numbers, but support is also strong for marches in smaller cities as well, like Topeka, Nashville, Des Moines, Oklahoma City, Columbus, and Phoenix.

"We all have to take hold of this democracy, participate in this democracy and live up to our noble founding principles that all men are created equal", said Marissa Bennett, co-organizer for the state of Texas.

As the Women's March on Washington approaches, organizers have outlined a list of demands on its official platform, such as accountability for police brutality, giving women free choice over their bodies, and the right to a living wage.

"It's a real turning point for this generation", she said.

"I refer to it as the trickle down bigotry that has come from the president-elect".

"I'm hoping that it shows the world - the women, men and children of the United States and beyond - that we are not okay with what Trump stands for", Boyle said.

Another Alaskan participating in the march said she was concerned about how some Americans' attitudes toward political correctness are changing.

"I feel like the Trump campaign is empowering people who are violent and racist and who feel that cheating is okay", she said.

But so many other marginalized groups - minorities and people of color, people with diverse religious faiths, the LGBTQIA community, people with disabilities, Native people - have spent most of their lives in fear of hate, violence, and discrimination.

Plans are for three buses to carry about 168 area residents to the march.

"This is an unprecedented, organic and viral grassroots movement that is growing every day", said Yordanos Eyoel, who became a USA citizen in autumn, 2016.