Rallies Saturday urge female voters to unite and vote out “anti-women” lawmakers

Posted on April 27, 2012

Star Telegram, April 27, 2012 by Anna M. Tinsley

The Texas chapter of Unite Women will hold a rally and voter registration event at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Texas Capitol — as similar other rallies are held in Washington, D.C. and 53 other cities.

The goal is to encourage women to register and vote to “replace all anti-woman lawmakers so we can bring fairness and sanity back to Texas,” according to a press release from Unite Women.

“Help defend women’s rights and pursuit of equality,” according to the group’s mission statement. “Join Americans all across the United States … as we come together as one to tell members of Congress in Washington DC and legislators in all 50 states, ‘Enough is enough!’

“All Americans have the right to make decisions about their own bodies, including contraception, without interference from government, business or religious institutions.”

At the Texas Capitol Saturday, there will be 31 deputy voter registrars, including representatives from Tarrant and Dallas counties, to help people sign up to vote.

Monday is the last day to register to vote for the May 29 Texas Primary Election.

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