The Women’s March will return to the nation’s capital and to hundreds of cities across the country on Saturday, drawing thousands of people to the streets in the middle of a pandemic to protest the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett and to urge Americans to vote President Trump out of office.
At the same time, a counterprotest organized by a conservative women’s organization will also be taking place at the Supreme Court. An “I’m With Her” rally in support of Barrett and organized by the Independent Women’s Forum is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday to send the message that the Women’s March participants “do not speak for all women.”
Carrie Lukas, president of the Independent Women’s Forum, described the Women’s March as a “radical, leftist” organization that is more in line with the views of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) than with moderate Democratic women. She pointed to the group’s support of efforts to defund the police as evidence.
“This has never been about women,” said Lukas. “They don’t want women to gain power unless they are women who are going to advance their agenda.”
Similar counterprotests have taken place amid previous Women’s Marches, but the confirmation of Barrett — seen as an icon among conservative women — is giving new meaning to this year’s rally.
To read the full article click here.