REMINDER: Tomorrow is WALK FOR CHOICE

UPDATE: From the Austin Walk for Choice Facebook Page:

We can’t wait to see you at the south gates of the Capitol Building tomorrow (Saturday) at noon for the Austin Walk for Choice 2011! We encourage you to wear pink or orange if you have it and make your own signs if possible, although, we will have some available.

Expect short speeches from Planned Parenthood, Whole Women’s Health, NARAL Texas, The Lilith Fund, and Code Pink about further action you can take.

Also, we encourage you to come prepared: wear good shoes, bring water and sunscreen.

While we’re extremely excited about this positive show of support, there are confirmed counter-demonstrations planned and we encourage all to remain calm and take care of one another if approached.

As for the route, we will be marching south down S. Congress and will end back at the Capitol Building.

Let’s show our reps that, as a community, we value our reproductive rights and won’t stand by while they dictate the future of women’s health care.

Let’s give’m hell!

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This is a national thing – for more info on non-Austin cities, see the main Walk for Choice site.

For Austinites:

Let’s show our representatives that, as a community, we value our reproductive rights and won’t stand by while they dictate the future of women’s health care. We will be walking in solidarity with supporters of women’s rights from Philadelphia to Pakistan.

****We will meet at the Texas State Capitol (Congress and 11th) at 12PM. The route will be announced at noon on Friday 2/25/11.***

If you have any questions about participating in the event or helping organize, please contact:
Sheeva Marvdashti: sheeva.marvdashti [at] gmail.com
Caitlin Eaves: eaves.caitlin [at] gmail.com

http://walkforchoice.tumblr.com/
Twitter: @walkforchoice

I will post info about the route, too, once they post it.

If you need ideas for signs, check out this link. As someone said on the Austin WFC Facebook page, a good one is:
“Where are all the jobs? Hint: NOT in my uterus!”

I’ll be there!  I hope to see you, too.  It’s time to stand up for women’s bodily autonomy, affordable gynecological health care, sexual assault victims, and our right to choose.

Tomorrow is a day to tell this country that it is time to stop micromanaging women’s choices and instead TRUST WOMEN!

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