Natalie Portman, Connie Britton, Eva Longoria to Speak at L.A. Women's March
The second annual event will start at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday at Pershing Square.
Natalie Portman, Connie Britton, Eva Longoria, Viola Davis, Allison Janney and Mila Kunis have been added to the lineup at Women's March L.A., the second annual event empowering women to vote and fight policy restricting their rights.
The Women's March L.A. Foundation on Wednesday also announced that Sen. Kamala Harris, Sarah Hyland, Ellen Barkin, Rob Reiner and Mary Steenburgen would take the stage at the event, which is set to kick off at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday in Pershing Square. Andy Grammer and Keala Settle were also announced as performers.
Previously announced speakers at the event include Scarlett Johansson, Chloe Bennet, Rowan Blanchard, Yvette Nicole Brown, Sophia Bush, Laverne Cox, Lea DeLaria, Tony Goldwyn, Paris Jackson, Megan Mullally, Olivia Munn, Nicole Richie, Catt Sadler, Adam Scott, Olivia Wilde, Larry Wilmore and Alfre Woodard.
Idina Menzel, Rachel Platten, Maxwell, Andra Day and The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles with Melissa Etheridge are also scheduled to perform.
This year's event is focused on encouraging women to vote. "This year the Women’s March LA Foundation is committed to turning out the vote and hopes to use the power of the upcoming March, along with the work being done by partner organizations, to bring attention to the urgency of preparing for the November midterm elections," the organization said in a statement.
The march will make voter registration available onsite, and speakers will address issues including voter access, intimidation and restrictions. Speakers will also lay out a "plan of action" for 2018.
The event will kick off with speakers at 8:30 a.m. in Pershing Square, and the march will begin at 10 a.m., ending in Grand Park. Those who can't attend will be able to view the march on Facebook Live on the Women's March L.A. Foundation page.