America Ferrera fires up the crowd at the Women’s March on Washington Twitter/CNN

Women around the world are leading marches in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington. The marches are taking place in nations as far flung as South Africa and Japan. However, the Washington, D.C., march is the headlining event.

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The Women’s March on Washington has been led by a number of big names and actress America Ferrera took to the podium to deliver a message of hope to the women joining in the event. Ferrera declared, that for women, “our dignity, our character, our rights have all been under attack.”

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Ferrera is an immigrant, thus the new administration strikes a nerve in her personal life. To the hundreds of thousands of marchers, she cried, “The president is not America, his cabinet is not America. Congress is not America. We are America. And we are here to stay.” Marches are expected to bring out millions of women across the world against the incoming administration.

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Alex is from Delaware. He lives in DC.
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