Thousands of women are expected to march on Washington, but a smaller event is taking place in Binghamton January 21.

A sister Women’s March will start at the Doctor Martin Luther King Junior statue on Court Street at noon and conclude at the courthouse at 3 p.m.

Organizers say the marches across the country are intended to send a strong message to the new administration to preserve and improve women’s rights.

The local event is organized by Citizen Action of New York, Democratic Women of the Southern Tier, Democratic Women of Broome County, the NAACP of Broome and Tioga County, the Cortland County Democratic Committee and the Susquehanna Valley Democrats.