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Counterprotest the Second annual "Walk for Life"
by via bacorr site
Friday Jan 20th, 2006 7:07 PM
didn't see this posted on this site, so i thought i would repost it
Counterprotest the Second annual "Walk for Life"
Meet BACORR and speakers at Pier 1 at 11:oo am, at the Embarcadero in San Francisco on Jan 21st...

JOIN US TOMORROW, JAN 21st AT PIER 1 AT 11:00 AM ON THE EMBARCADERO IN SAN FRANCISCO

Remember. You get the culture you ask for.

*KEEP ABORTION LEGAL* KEEP THE MOVEMENT STRONG*



JOIN US.


FROM: Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights

CONTACT: Elizabeth Creely, 415-558-8669 x227 (office)

or Toni Mendicino, 415-730-2917 (cell)



FOR RELEASE: Immediately



RE: Pro-choice Rally and Counter-protest on the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade



Rally starts at Pier #1 (Embarcadero and Market Streets) at 11:00am Saturday, January 21, 11:00am, to be followed at 12:00pm by a counter-protest along the Embarcadero waterfront.



Bay Area community activists are convening a broad-based “Stand for Reproductive Justice – Women’s Rights are Human Rights!” celebration and counter-picket opposing the second annual “Walk for Life - West Coast" march in San Francisco on January 21 – the 33rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

“Women know better than to return to the deadly days of illegal abortions – the overwhelming majority of the Bay Area is opposed to the ‘Walk for Life’ organizers’ anti-choice, anti-birth control, anti-equality, and anti-gay-marriage platform. U.S. must feminists re-ignite a movement like the one that secured abortion rights in 1973, and hit the streets in self-defense,” said Elizabeth Creely, clinic defender and organizer for the Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

Introduction, Vicki Leidner, CODEPINK

Elizabeth Creely, BACORR

Nancy Nadel, Oakland Councilwoman

Linci Comi, Women's Choice Clinic

Reverend Judy Tergis

Reverend Charles Tigard, Metropolitan Community Church

Natasha Marsh, California Organizer, League of Young Voters

Marie Harrison, Bayview Hunters Point, Greenaction

Aimee Alison, Community Leader

Todd Cretian, Green Party Candidate for Senate

Mark Leno, California State Assemblyman

Laura Perez, Student Midwife

Kristy Keefer, Artistic Director, Mission Dance

Katrina Socco, Gabriela Network

Chris Daly, San Francisco Supervisor

Stephanie Tang, World Can’t Wait

Anita O’Shea, Radical Women

Ross Mirkarimi, San Francisco Supervisor

Raging Grannies, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Napa





Sponsored by the Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights and endorsed by the offices of San Francisco Supervisors Ross Mirkarimi, Tom Ammiano and Chris Daly; Oakland City Council Woman Nancy Nadel; San Francisco Peoples Organization; San Francisco Labor Council; Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Peninsula Chapter; Refuse and Resist; ANSWER-SF; East Bay NOW; Radical Women; Code Pink; Women’s Choice Clinic; Socialist Party USA, Bay Area Local; Solidarity; Labor Committee for Peace & Justice; Green Party; Progressive Voter Project; Freedom Socialist Party; queer liberation activist Tommi Avicolli Mecca; Peace & Freedom Party; Allen Fisher, American Federation of Teachers, Local 2121*; California Coalition for Women Prisoners; Purple Berets; Haiti Action Committee; GABNet; Peninsula Raging Grannies; International Socialist Organization; the World Can’t Wait campaign, and United Auto Workers, Local 2103.





For more information, call 415-558-8669 x227, 415-730-2917 or e-mail BACORRinfo [at] riseup.net.