Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sat, Feb 26: Join Us & Thousand Others to Stand Up For Women’s Health

Please join us, the NOW New York State Young Feminist Task Force, along with thousands of other pro-choice activists at the following rally.

The anti-choice movement, who has coined “pro-life,” has anything but respect for life. Its Reps just voted to cut nutrition funding from pregnant women, babies and kids.  Pro-choice is pro-life. We are the true pro-life movement. We need to reclaim the language as our own. Let's call the anti-choice movement what it truly is – the anti-life movement.

In Solidarity,

N. Jerin Arifa
National NOW Board of Directors
National NOW Young Feminist Task Force, Chair
NOW – NYS Young Feminist Task Force, Chair
National Organization for Women (NOW)

Join Thousands to Stand Up For Women’s Health including Gloria Steinem, Senator Charles Schumer, Congressmembers Carolyn Maloney and Jerry Nadler, NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Kathleen Turner, Kathleen Hanna, the Mountain Goats, Nellie McKay, Maddy Wyatt, and More 

On Saturday, February 26, celebrities, elected officials, musicians and women’s health leaders will join thousands of New Yorkers in Foley Square to rally and stand up for women’s health.

The rally comes on the heels of last Friday's passage of the Pence Amendment, a dangerous piece of legislation which, if made into law, would eliminate basic health care and education services for millions of Americans – and according to department of health estimates, 800,000 New Yorkers.

This Saturday, thousands from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, along with celebrities, musicians, non-profit organizations, and elected officials, will stand up for women’s health, and encourage Senators to reject the Pence amendment, and send a clear message to members of Congress that attacks on women’s health are attacks on all of us.

WHAT: Rally to Protect Women’s Health

WHERE: Foley Square, Across from the Court House in Lower Manhattan
Between Lafayette St. & Centre St.; New York, NY 10007

WHEN: Saturday, February 26, from 1-3pm

WHO: Elected Officials:
- Senator Charles Schumer
- Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney
- Congressman Jerry Nadler
- Public Advocate Bill deBlasio
- Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer
- State Senator Liz Kruger
- State Senator Gustavo Rivera
- Assembly Member Dick Gottfried
- Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal
- City Council Speaker Christine Quinn
- New York City Councilwoman Jessica Lappin
- New York City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras
- Others TBD 

Notable Speakers:
- Gloria Steinem
- Kathleen Turner
- Kathleen Hanna
- Amanda Marcotte
- Cecile Richards
- Others TBD 

- Nellie McKay
- The Mountain Goats
- Maddy Wyatt
- Others TBD 

- Patients & Activists
- Others TBD

The Rally is sponsored by: Choice Matters, Community Health Network, Family Planning Advocates of New York State, Feminist Majority Foundation, Inwood House, NARAL Pro-Choice NY, National Advocates for Pregnant Women, National Council of Jewish Women New York Section, New York Civil Liberties Union, NOW-New York City, NOW-New York State, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of New Jersey, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley, Planned Parenthood of Nassau County, Planned Parenthood of New York City, PRCH, Public Health Association of New York City, Public Health Solutions, Raising Women's Voices, Reproductive Health Access Project, SisterSong NY, Trust Black Women, Trust Women, United Neighborhood Houses, Women's Media Center, YWCA of Brooklyn

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