received rowdy cheers when reporting ecofeminist legislative and political victories, including the successful California Safe Cosmetics Act and the recent gathering of 850,000 signatures to put Label GMO on the California ballot. Speakers decried Governor Jerry Brown's recent proposal to eliminate the California Commission on the Status of Women and cut the budgets of the Offices of Women's Health and Women's Health Equality. Pamela Parker rocked the crowd singing: "The Power of N.O.W. (free download at FeministMusic.com) while the crowd roared. The rally marched to Fremont Park where more music and speakers gathered in a sunny festival setting, complete with children frolicking in a fountain, face painting, henna tattoos, nutritious and delicious food, and educational tables by: NOW, Planned Parenthood, World Can't Wait, SlutWalk, CodePink, Grandmothers for Peace and more.
announced today, “Women and men who support women will gather on the steps of the Old Capitol from 12 to 2 pm on Saturday, April 28th to stand for women’s rights.” Wilson said, “UNITE Women is calling on Americans to join together and denounce ongoing legislative and political at tacks on women from the extreme right, while honoring the diversity and continued fight for the freedom of women to choose their own destinies.”
Florida NOW President, giving a dynamic speech. Tallahassee FL NOW member Diane Wilson was the main organizer, doing everything from obtaining the permit for the march to contacting organizations to come speak at the event, and emceeing the rally.
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