Sunday, March 25, 2012


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
- Lois 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.

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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.”

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