7.17.12 Washington, DC – With recent endorsements from Rock the Slut Vote, the Florida Rainbow Push Coalition, and Equality Florida, as well as congressional candidate Wayne Powell, the We Are Woman rally scheduled for the west lawn of the United States Capitol on Saturday, August 18th, is shaping up to be a critical event in the movement against the modern-day war on women. Organized in support of “rights affecting our bodies, our health, our families, our livelihood, and our future,” the rally is expected to draw women, men, and children from all over the United States.
Across America, volunteers have come together to organize publicity, speakers, supplies, and facilities for the event. The current speaker line up includes Nadine Smith, executive director of Equality Florida, Rev. McKenzie, coordinator from the Rainbow Push Coalition, and Virginia’s Wayne Powell, as well as musical performers, comedians, and other activists.
Affordable transportation is available via bus and carpool, and attendees are coordinating travel and lodging through the state forums on WeAreWoman.us. Interested supporters are invited to sign on and begin making plans with local rally-goers.
Donations from individuals and organizations are also being collected to support the rally. Sponsors can learn more about funding options from WeAreWoman.us. A CafePress store has also been created for both fundraising and visibility.
Erin Nanasi, founder of We Are Woman and whose “We Are Warriors” video inspired the rally, explains how We Are Woman is drawing people from all genders, races, backgrounds, and political ideologies to the cause: “For those of you who think this rally is just about women's issues, you're wrong. Understand that we, women, are at the forefront of this movement, but we are not alone. Anyone, everyone, who does not fit the new congress' narrow view of what America should be is in danger.”
In anticipation of November's critical presidential election and in retaliation for more than a thousand anti-women laws being passed through state houses throughout the United States, We Are Woman expects a large and enthusiastic crowd to remind state and federal legislators, “We are women, and we are watching.”
The co-founders of the event say that they are looking forward to, "Joining with others all over the country to stand shoulder to shoulder and shout 'No more!'"
For more information, to volunteer or donate, and to connect with others who will be attending the rally, please visit:
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