These celebs are leading a protest against Trump in New York City
January 18, 2017 09:25 PM EST
WATCH | Thursday night, Hollywood elite are holding a protest in front of Trump International Hotel. Starting at 6 p.m., Mayor de Blasio and Reverend Al Sharpton will speak alongside actor/activists Alec Baldwin, Mark Ruffalo, and Michael Moore.
While all eyes are on Washington D.C., this protest hopes to draw the attention of the inauguration to New York. Protestors are hoping New York Senator and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will hear them and be their voice. The senator was invited, but did not confirm his attendance.
Event organizer Alex Beauchamp said, "I think he's going to notice when New Yorkers come out with an incredibly loud voice." This protest is meant to focus on "climate change, real change in criminal justice reform, and the Affordable Care Act."
Actresses Rosie Perez and Shailene Woodley will be speaking at the event, organized by Moveon.org and Food & Water Watch. Their presence adds to an impressive list of celebrity activists and advocates attending the protest. The question is, will it be enough to reach the President-Elect?