Will Lena Dunham Be At The Women's March In Washington? The Star Is Always Outspoken About Women's Rights
The countdown is now on for the Women's March on Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21, which, according to its official site will "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." The march officials recently released the list of celebrities who will be attending the event to offer support and awareness, and it is pretty impressive. Most of the celebrity women have been politically active throughout the election cycle, but some names are surprisingly absent. Since she was a huge part of Hillary Clinton's campaign, but is not on the list, will Lena Dunham be at the Women's March?
While she was not initially announced to be there, it looks like Dunham will be attending the Women's March. I was a bit shocked to see that she wasn't on the originally released list, because this looked like the exact kind of event she would absolutely be a part of.
On Jan. 17, Dunham took to Lenny Letter to explain that she would be in Sacramento to lobby against the defunding of Planned Parenthood and subsequently bringing her passion to the Women's March. She wrote,
"The spirit behind this video will hopefully take us into the Women’s March on Washington this weekend, where we will be showing our new president that we’re not going to allow a hundred years of progress to disappear overnight."
What video, you ask? Well, Dunham just premiered a short film called 100 Years, which she produced. The film sheds "light on Planned Parenthood’s remarkable history and ongoing battle to keep serving the people who show up to their health centers every day of the year."
Since it sounds like Dunham is attending the Women's March, this means she will be joining her friend and fellow activist America Ferrera, who will serve as the Artists' Committee chair for the march.
Dunham also joined Ferrera at the Democratic National Committee in July of 2016. While she was not initially announced, the Women's March seems like a moment that Dunham, and millions of other women passionate about our rights, simply could not miss.