This Saturday, April 27, 2013, a group of Women's Rights protesters will return to Virginia's Capitol Hill a little more than a year after another protest in support of Women's Rights was crushed by Governor Bob McDonnell. Here's the blurb from the group's Facebook page:
Almost one hundred years after women won the right to vote, the 2012 election will go down in history as a groundbreaking, glass-ceiling-smashing milestone for women. Female voters made a big impact, especially in swing states like Virginia. Women threw their support behind candidates who support women. WOMEN MATTER. And we are powerful.The last time Virginia women had the temerity to stand up for their rights, Bob McDonnell sent out machine guns and riot police. What will McDonnell do this year? Tanks? Gunships? Perhaps an artillery barrage?
The purpose of this rally is to engage, educate and encourage everyone to be active advocates for women's rights and issues including ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia, equal pay, voter rights, Medicaid expansion, women's healthcare, and reproductive rights. The hour- long rally will be followed by a march around the Capitol. Admission is free.
Virginia Delegate Jennifer L. McClellan
Former Member of the Virginia House of Delegates and President of the Women's Strike Force Katherine B. Waddell
ACLU of Virginia Legal Director Rebecca Glenberg
ERA Action co-founder Tammy Simkins
ERA NOW-Virginia State Coordinator Eileen Davis, R.N.
Retired U.S. Army Colonel Bobby J. “BJ” Thornburg
Young leaders representing Planned Parenthood and NARAL
Organizations and groups participating include ACLU of Virginia, Women’s Strike Force, ERA NOW-Virginia, Virginia League for Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, Richmond Lesbian-Feminists, ProgressVA, and Virginia Organizing. This is a nonpartisan event.
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This is an important year for women of Virginia to throw our support behind candidates who support Women! https://www.facebook.com/WomenMatterUseYourPowerRally4.27.13
Thanks! And we’ll see you on April 27th.
Click on the graphic to visit the group's Facebook page and RSVP to attend Saturday's demonstration.