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The Women's March on Saturday will hold its first rally since former President Trump Donald TrumpNigerian president to lift Twitter ban if certain conditions are met Grisham calls Kushner 'Rasputin in a slim-fitting suit' Federal court orders FEC to rule on NRA shell entity campaign allegation MORE left office, signaling a new era for the organization that was one of the largest movements to oppose Trump.

Saturday's march will take place in a number of cities, with the headlining march happening in Washington, D.C., and 650 sister marches simultaneously taking place in 610 cities. According to a memo sent out by the group on Thursday, 240,348 people have pledged to participate in the nationwide event.

The event is meant to voice opposition to the near-total ban on abortion in Texas and raise awareness about "abortion justice" as the Supreme Court prepares to reconvene on Monday.

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But the event also marks a new era for the march as organizers push for liberal ideals in a post-Trump world.

"The strategy after the march is really where the magic happens," said former North Carolina Democratic state House candidate Aimy Steele, who has been involved in past Women's Marches.

The group was seen as one of the largest grassroots resistance forces against the Trump administration, spearheading a number of demonstrations against the former president's immigration policies and against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Brett Michael KavanaughKavanaugh tests positive for COVID-19, has no symptoms Graham tries to help Trump and McConnell bury the hatchet Republicans keep distance from 'Justice for J6' rally MORE's appointment to the court after sexual assault allegations.

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