Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sat, Oct 31: Join Us & March in the Village Halloween Parade to Ask for Healthcare reform

National Organization for Women (NOW) New York State and NOW – NYS Young Feminist Task Force invites you to join them during the Village Halloween Parade on Saturday, Oct 31, in New York City.  They will be dressed as iconic feminists and others who fought for health care reform. 

They will have signs, including ones questioning domestic violence and rape as pre-existing conditions.  Their theme will be, "Ghosts from the past awake from the grave to continue the fight for healthcare."  Veteran Feminist Noreen Connell will be there, along with modern feminist performers like Our Lady of Perpetual PMS who wears a tiara of tampons and will ask for the inclusion of reproductive health in health care reform.

To join them, or to help make signs, email:

Some suggestions to be:
  1. Hillary Clinton;
  2. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, 1988-1962
  3. Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood
  4. Zombie sent to grave for lack of healthcare 
  5. Lillian Wald, (March 10,1867–1940)
  6. Isidore S. Falk
  7. Dr. Susan Potts Sloan, Throughout her life, has done extensive work, including organizing health care services for women with no medical insurance.
  8. President Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919
  9. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1882-1945
  10. Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, 1886-1965
  11. U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy, 1932-2009
  12. Senator Al Franken
  13. Pres. Harry S. Truman , (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972)
  14. Henry Sigerist

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