President Trump is giving his first address to Congress since becoming president, and activists are well prepared for whatever he says. Just hours before the speech, the ‘Resistance Address’ rally is going down in front of the White House! Learn more about the huge February 28 event!
1. The rally will be held from 6:00pm to 9:00pm ET
The Resistance Address will be held for three hours before President Trump gives his address to the joint sessions of Congress.
2. The rally will be held in front of the White House
The Resistance Address, formally called Resistance Address: Rally to Defend American Values in a Time of Moral Crisis, is taking place right in front of the White House at DC’s Lafayette Square. Right where the president can see them! More specifically for HollywoodLifers who want to join the protest, it’ll be at: H Street and 17th Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20006. Get to it!
3. The rally is sponsored by a growing list of civil liberties groups
The Resistance Address is sponsored by the Food & Water Watch, but they’re in partnership with many of the philanthropical and civil liberties groups you might already be volunteering for or giving your money to, as well as significant progressive groups and just plain good guys: ACLU, act.tv, Bend the Arc Jewish Action, Berks Gas Truth, Center for Biological Diversity, CPD Action, CREDO Mobile, Daily Kos, Family Farm Defenders, Frack Free Four Corners, FAN, Friends of the Earth US, Greenpeace, Hip Hop Caucus, Iowa CCI Action Fund, Las Cruces Unified Community Action, MoveOn.org, National Family Farm Coalition, National Nurses United, Our Revolution, People Demanding Action, Progressive Democrats of America, Public Citizen, Network of Spiritual Progressives
4. Trump’s old nemesis will be headlining the event
That’s right; Rosie O’Donnell is slated to speak at the Resistance Address, and will be joined by “speakers from diverse organizations and groups of people — all impacted and/or harmed by the Trump Administration agenda — who will tell us how we can fight back together,” per the rally’s press release.
5. There may be a surprise appearance by Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo isn’t scheduled to speak at the rally, but the passionate activist/actor has been promoting the event left and right on social media. He also sent out emails urging people to participate. Could be be one of the protestors in the crowd?
HollywoodLifers, will you be watching Trump’s first congressional address? Tell us in the comments!