FREEDOM RIDE: GROUND ZERO TEXAS!
CELEBRATION DINNER AND
Sunday, September 14, 3pm
Revolution Books LA
5726 Hollywood Blvd
CELEBRATION DINNER to welcome back and celebrate the brave freedom riders of the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride 2014: Ground Zero Texas! and hear them report back from an amazing and historic month long battle to prevent the closure of abortion clinics.
We are especially pleased to announce that Sunsara Taylor, writer for Revolution (revcom.us) and initiator of End Pornography and Patriarchy: The Enslavement and Degradation of Women, will be joining us for this celebration!
WHAT ARE WE CELEBRATING?
The fact that people put their lives on hold, their bodies on the line to tell the truth about abortion and fight against female enslavement should be honored and celebrated!
The Abortion Rights Freedom Riders not only resisted the immediate closure of abortion clinics in Texas (something which was won temporarily, but which is being appealed Fri, Sept. 12th), they took a leap in carving out a new path of mass political independent resistance - rather than reliance on the dead-end of electoral politics - to stop this war on women.
Their impact in Texas was real. They modeled a different direction, set a new standard, and inspired and involved many. Check out some of the incredible media they got here, and at the video compilation above. We have lots to build on.
The Abortion Rights Freedom Riders must be celebrated! This is an essential part of building on what was accomplished and going forward.
WHO SHOULD BE INVITED TO THIS CELEBRATION?
Everyone who cares about the future of women... everyone who donated to or followed the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride... everyone who is friends with or family to the Riders... everyone - especially students and young people - who is just hearing about this now and is inspired or intrigued to meet these courageous individuals, who wants to learn more, and who wants to be part of breaking bread and forging community for a better world.
BRING DONATIONS AND FUNDRAISING IDEAS
The Abortion Rights Freedom Ride accomplished amazing things with the generous support of hundreds of donors. Yet, there is a need to raise an additional $15,000 to cover the full costs of the Ride and be in a position to go forward. All are encouraged to donate generously and there are ways for everyone who wants to to get involved in helping raise these necessary funds. You can donate now by clicking here.
Spread this invitation through e-lists and social media, make announcements on air or in class, spread to religious congregations and post on bulletin boards.
ABORTION ON DEMAND AND WITHOUT APOLOGY!
FORCED MOTHERHOOD IS FEMALE ENSLAVEMENT
Wake people up in Los Angeles to the national emergency:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 @ 4-5PM
UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE
312 N. SPRING STREET
In 2011 there were 46 clinics in Texas and if and when HB2 goes into effect there will be only 6. This would be the biggest clinic closure in a single state since Roe vs Wade. HB2 was temporarily blocked by Federal Judge Yeakel on August 29, but that could be reversed as it goes before the 5th Circuit Court Saturday, Sept. 12 for review.