Women Rally on Capitol Against War on Women

Posted on August 20, 2012

Ms. Magazine Blog, August 20, 2012

Hundreds of women converged on the U.S. Capitol Saturday for We Are Woman, a national rally that aimed to target the war on women being waged by conservative politicians and promote reproductive rights, equal pay, and the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment

Speakers at the rally included Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and representatives from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Feminist Majority, National Women’s Political Caucus, National Center for Transgender Equality, National Organization for Women, and CodePink. The rally also included musical performers and comedians.

According to the rally’s organizers, a national grassroots group that came together earlier this year, “This rally is our way of standing up to say, ‘No more!’ to the war on women. We are strong, powerful, loving, and brave. We are America. We are Woman.”


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