Actor Mark Ruffalo will be among the Hollywood elite Monday evening at New York City’s The Town Hall. The anti-Trump event is being listed as the “People’s State of the Union,” according to a report at the BusinessInsider.
The Manhattan gathering will occur one day prior to President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address. Star activists like Whoopi Goldberg, Lee Daniels, Rosie Perez, Alyssa Milano, Michael Moore and Wanda Sykes are just a few who have said they will attend. The town hall event will feature speeches and music, and the public can attend by purchasing a ticket for $47. Rapper Common will be performing the song “Stand Up for Something.”
Ruffalo told the media that the “People’s State of the Union” is being held to celebrate the “resistance.” The actor blasted Trump for his alleged trouble with the truth and divisive agenda, saying that people need to come together to show that this isn’t what America was built on and not how the people who live here feel.
Both Ruffalo and Michael Moore have been vocal since Donald Trump took office. The two were among a large group in New York City last August as they stood protesting at Trump Tower.
Manhattan’s The Town Hall, built in 1921, serves as a symbolic building for Monday evening’s Hollywood-studded event. It was 90 years ago that suffragists met to plan for the future and make their voices known. Women gathered to fight for the 19th Amendment (women’s right to vote). The venue seats approximately 1,500.
We Stand United and MoveOn.org are presenting the “People’s State of the Union.” Other organizations involved in the event include Planned Parenthood, Women’s March and several unions.
The Town Hall is located at 43rd Street between Broadway and Avenue of the Americas.