Dear Friend:

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS, February 27:
Stand Against the Supreme Court’s Attack on Abortion Rights

Needed: Set / sound designers, artists, actors, ushers/marshals, testimonials, medical professionals, students, religious leaders, English/Spanish translators, ASL interpreters, more.
>> Volunteer and please indicate special skills you can bring


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On Sunday February 27, as Mass lets out of St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 1:30 pm in NYC, a powerful Speak Out will sound the alarm against and act to STOP the Supreme Court’s moves to obliterate abortion rights by late spring!

We REFUSE to Let the U.S. Supreme Court
Deny Women’s Humanity and Decimate Their Rights!
ABORTION ON DEMAND AND WITHOUT APOLOGY!

This effort is initiated by RiseUp4AbortionRights.org and open to all who care about the half of humanity that is born female! The RiseUp4AbortionRights statement has been signed by Gloria Steinem, Cornel West, Rosanna Arquette, Lalah Hathaway, Sandra Cisneros, V (formerly Eve Ensler), Sunsara Taylor and hundreds of others.
>> Read it in full +add your name

On February 27, women and others will testify to bring alive the grotesque physical, emotional, societal, and psychic violence done to women when they are denied access to abortion and forced to have children against their will. For example: Araceli Herrera is flying up from Texas to tell of being denied an abortion as a teenager before abortion was legal. She was forced to give up her studies, bear a child produced through a brutal gang-rape, flee her family in Mexico, and spend a lifetime toiling as a domestic worker in the shadows in the U.S.

Some participants will engage in nonviolent civil disobedience, putting their bodies on the line to inspire others to join in this fight.

This Speak Out is aimed at building momentum for larger mass protests in New York City
(3:00 pm Union Square) and nationwide on Tuesday March 8, International Women’s Day to declare: We REFUSE to Let the U.S. Supreme Court Deny Women’s Humanity and Decimate Their Rights! Abortion on Demand & Without Apology!

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SPREAD THIS CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS VERY WIDELY TO YOUR NETWORKS.

VOLUNTEERS are needed now to help make this Speak Out beautiful, defiant and inspiring:

BE THERE! Organize your fellow students, your religious community, medical students and professionals in white coats, and more.

TELL YOUR STORY. If you can be New York, come testify. Otherwise, send it in and it will be read by an actor or other volunteer.

ACTORS: Come read a powerful testimony. All genders welcome and encouraged!

SET DESIGNERS AND ARTISTS: The faces of 6 women (enlarged to five feet each) who died from illegal abortions need to be mounted and displayed powerfully, along with other staging and imagery.

VIDEOGRAPHERS/PHOTOGRAPHERS (professional and amateurs): Help document and get this story out quickly.

SOUND TECHNICIANS

MARSHALS: Experience as ushers or marshals a plus, but not required.

PUBLICISTS

>> SIGN up to attend and volunteer in any way indicated above / share other ideas.


>> DONATE Tens of thousands of dollars are needed for stage, sound, permits, flyers, posters, press and more.
Mark your calendar to come back with even more people
Tuesday March 8 3:00 pm Union Square 
and other cities
to rally + march on International Women’s Day