Annapolis and Frederick are also expected to have marches.

Baltimore police spokesman Capt. Jarron Jackson said the department is making preparations to have additional officers on duty to accommodate crowds to ensure safety of participants and to cover other areas of the city.

Wen, who gave birth to a son, Eli, last year, said she was often reminded of the importance of access to health care. Last year, Republicans in Congress attempted to pass a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which provided health insurance to millions of previously uninsured Americans. Many health care advocates opposed changes to the health care law.

The event is open to all “women and their allies,”she said. “Everybody’s included and encouraged to come.”

“It’s looking great. Everyone is getting very excited,” she said. “This march in particular is about action and and the role everyone can play and moving all of us forward. Every bit matters.”

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