PHILADELPHIA – – The Pennsylvania branch of Unite Against The War on Women today announced the addition of 3 speakers to their roster for April 28, 2012. Unite Against The War on Women was launched on February 19, 2012, with a call to march and rally on April 28, 2012 in every state to say “Enough is Enough.”
Newly confirmed speakers for the Pennsylvania rally from 10am – 2pm
at the Capitol building in Harrisburg include:
- Kate Michelman, past president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. A widely-recognized
defender of women’s right to choose, Michelman is the author of “With
Liberty and Justice for All: A Life Spent Protecting the Right to
Choose”, and testified against Supreme Court justices Samuel Alito and
Clarence Thomas at their confirmation hearings
Herr, dedicated to supporting progressive women candidates in PA.
Herr’s long list of contributions to Lancaster County makes her a model
of civic responsibility. Politically, Herr served as Executive Director
of the Lancaster County Democratic Committee in 2007-08, was elected to
the County and State Democratic Committees, was a delegate to the 2008
Democratic National Convention, and ran for congress (PA-16) in 2004,
2006, and 2010.
- PA Senator Daylin
Leach, represents the 17th district, which includes parts of
Delaware and Montgomery County. He has been an important advocate for
women’s rights legislation since elected in 2002. Sen. Leach’s docket
has never been stronger.
On Saturday, April 28, 2012, in cities and Capitals across America, a
new and growing movement will march and rally to Unite Against the War
on Women. April 28th will be a day for Americans to loudly denounce the
ongoing attacks on women from the extreme right as well as to honor the
diversity and continued fight for the freedom of women.
The events are open to everyone who shares our outrage and wants to
join us in honoring and protecting the liberty and rights of all
Americans from the abuse of government power as we promote resolutions
and legislation that uphold the integrity of the truths we as Americans
hold to be self-evident.
For more information about the Pennsylvania march visit: http://www.wearewomenmarch.net/groups/pennsylvania-we-are-women-march/
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In PA, UNITE Against the War on Women is receiving help from Kathy
Black CLUW, Raising Women’s Voices, and Philadelphia NOW.
PA UNITE Against the War on Women is moving to take a prominent role
in this new movement. Anne Enke is collaborating with feminist, satirist
and media critic Soraya Chemaly, whose cogent essay on the current war on women for
Huffington Post has over 5000 comments. Chemaly’s new article will take
our April 28 marches into mainstream media.
Transportation details will be published soon.
About Unite Women
The newly-minted organization Unite Women, has risen from humble
beginnings on Facebook, to more than 20,000 members in national groups
in less than a month. Operating in all 50 states, UNITE in the War
Against Women is in conversations nationally and at state-level with the
League of Women Voters, Planned Parenthood, NOW, Ms. Magazine, and
hundreds more state and local organizations.
National endorsements have already come from Coalition of Labor Union
Women, Coffee Party, United Latin American Citizens. Founder Karen
Teegarden will be speaking at the Feminist Majority 2012 Women, Money,
Power Summit Luncheon on March 29, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
Unite Against The War on Women was launched on Facebook February 19,
2012, with a call to march and rally on April 28, 2012 in every state to
say “Enough is Enough.” “We’re on the cutting edge of a new,
intergenerational wave of the women’s movement, “says Karen Teegarden.
“We will not suffer the burdens of those whose ambitions would be
fulfilled by the destruction of the human worth of mothers, sisters, and
daughters of this great nation. This war on women must be resisted, and
won, before the toxic effects of the current national conversation
become an irrevocable reality.”
For information about the Unite Against The War on Women