News and Stories: We Are Women Rally Set for 10 a.m. on Saturday April 28 at Indiana Statehouse
Event is part of national movement to fight legislative assaults on women's rights
WHAT: We Are Women Rally
WHERE: South lawn of the Indiana Statehouse
200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2012
10 a.m. – Noon
SPEAKERS: Vi Simpson, Indiana State Senator (D)
Jean Breaux, Indiana State Senator (D)
Betty Cockrum, president and CEO, Planned Parenthood of Indiana
Dr. Terri Jett, chair, Department of Political Science, Butler University
John Gregg, Democratic candidate for governor of Indiana
Rev. Stephen Sinclair, Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis
Heather Maddox, communications director, 51% Club
DETAILS: Part of a national movement, the We Are Women Rally on April 28 is a protest against the legislative assaults on women that continue to spread throughout the nation, including in Indiana.
From Indiana Rep. Bob Morris attacking the Girl Scouts and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell advocating for transvaginal probes, to bills that restrict birth control, enact "personhood" laws, and intrude into the relationship between a woman and her physician, it's clear that lawmakers – predominantly male – have gone too far in their efforts to restrict women's rights and choices. Add these legislative attacks to Rush Limbaugh characterizing women as "sluts" and "prostitutes," and the situation becomes even more alarming
Speakers and participants in the We Are Women Rally will be fighting back against these attacks and letting elected officials and candidates know that women are watching. And, as 51 percent of the population, women are poised and primed to make a difference this November.