Friday, April 27, 2012

31 GOP Men Vote Against "Violence Against Women Act". Susan Sarandon Supports "Unite Against The War On Women" Rally

By Kathleen





It's finally nearly here! Saturday April 28th is the day that the GOP has been dreading for weeks as it is the day when women and supportive men across every state in America finally get the chance to remind those who have been systematically stripping women of their rights that "Enough is Enough".

The war on American women is real. It affects women's health issues, women's reproductive rights, crimes against women and workplace equality. It also interferes with an American woman's relationship with her doctor.

If anyone doubts that the war on women actually exists then they need look no further than the not so subtle attack by the 31 GOP senate men who voted yesterday against the Violence Against Women Act. Marco Rubio who is presently rumoured to be a possible running mate for Mitt Romney also voted against the act. 

GOP Senate members who voted against the Violence Against Women Act:

Barrasso (R-WY)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Cornyn (R-TX)
DeMint (R-SC)
Enzi (R-WY)
Graham (R-SC) Grassley (R-IA)
Hatch (R-UT)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Johnson (R-WI)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lee (R-UT)
Lugar (R-IN)
McConnell (R-KY)
Moran (R-KS) Paul (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rubio (R-FL)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Toomey (R-PA)
Wicker (R-MS)

I hope that this further campaign against women will encourage some of our readers to attend a rally in their state where they will get the opportunity to connect with others who believe that the war on women has to stop. If any readers do plan to attend an event please send us photos and reports and I will post as many of them as I can. 

If you want to attend and add your voice to speak out against the suppression of women's rights the following list shows the time and place of the meetup points across the states of the USA. More info at www.unitewomen.org:


04.28 Events

Alabama

Alabama State Capitol Steps
600 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL
Rally 2 pm – 6 pm

Alaska

Anchorage Town Square
Corner of 9th and 1st Avenue.
Anchorage, AK
Rally 12 to 3 p.m.

Arkansas

Little Rock State Capitol Building
2100 West Capitol Avenue at Woodlane St.
Little Rock, AR 72201
11:00am – 1:00pm Rally
Fayetteville Rally and March
Start in Front of the Walton Arts Center on Dickson
march to Block street
and end at Fayetteville Square
11:00am – 1:00pm

Arizona

Arizona State Capitol Building – House Lawn
1700 W. Washington
Phoenix AZ
Rally: 10a – 2p

California

Sacramento
Capitol Building
North Steps
10th & L Streets
Sacramento, CA
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
and then March to
Fremont Park for more speakers and educational workshops
Los Angeles
Downtown
Pershing Square, North side
532 Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA
10:00 a.m to 3:30 p.m. (includes March around Pershing)

Colorado

Denver
9:30am: Assemble at the Greek Theatre in Civic Center Park (south end)
10am-11am: Rally
11am: March
After the march — family picnic in the public park (if it’s a nice day)
* Personal Stories * Community * Meet Your Legislators * Entertainment*

Connecticut

The Pavilion at Bushnell Park
Across from the State Capitol
210 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
10am-2pm

Delaware

going to DC

District of Columbia

March: Lafayette Park
H and 16th St. NW
Noon – 1:00pm
Rally: Upper Senate Park Capitol Hill
Delaware and Constitution Ave NE
1:00pm – 4:00pm

Florida

Tallahassee
Florida Historic Capitol Museum
400 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
12N – 2:00pm
Orlando
Senator Beth Johnson Park
59 South Ivanhoe Boulevard, Orlando, FL
12N – 2:00pm
Fort Lauderdale
Federal Courthouse
299 East Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
11:00am – 2:00pm

Georgia

8:30 form up at Cenntennial Olympic Park for March:
Cenntennial Olympic Park Drive and Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA
March starts at 9:30 am
March ends at Georgia State Capital
Washington Street Side for speakers
10:15 am -  12:30 pm

Hawaii

Hawaii State Capitol Building
415 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
Rally & Sign waving 2pm – 4pm

Idaho

March & Rally
12pm-1:30pm
Meeting at 15th and Sherman Ave. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
and will walk down the sidewalk to
the picnic shelter in the park.

Illinois

Rally only
Lincoln Park
Chicago, Illinois
10:00-2:00 p.m.

Indiana

Indiana Statehouse
200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2731
10:00am until 12:00pm

Iowa

March/Rally 4-28-12
Meet at Stewart’s Square 1400 E 14th Ave Des Moines,
March to Peoples Park, Iowa State Capital
12pm-3pm

Kansas

March
Brown v. BoE building http://www.nps.gov/brvb/planyourvisit/directions.htm
1515 SE Monroe Street
Topeka, Kansas 66612
Rally
Capitol Building http://www.kansastravel.org/kansasstatecapitol.htm
10th and Jackson
Topeka, Kansas 66612
11:00am – 1:00pm

Kentucky

Fresh Start Growers Supply
1007 E. Jefferson St. (At Wenzel)
Louisville, KY 40206
2pm-6pm

Louisiana

Baton Rouge City Hall Plaza
222 St. Louis Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(Behind City Hall Building)
11am-2pm

Maine

No Event Planned

Maryland

War Memorial Plaza
102 N. Holiday St
Baltimore, MD 20102
10:00am – 2:00pm

Massachusetts

Boston City Hall Plaza
One City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201
10am – 2pm

Michigan

Lansing
Michigan State Capitol Building
10am-2pm
Detroit
Roosevelt Park
2200 Michigan Ave
2pm-5pm

Minnesota

Cass Gilbert Memorial Park
Sherburne Ave and Cedar St, Saint Paul, MN
2:00pm until 5:00pm

Mississippi

no event

Missouri

High St. between Broadway and Jefferson St
Jefferson City, MO
10 am to noon

Montana

State Capitol Building
Helena, MT
11am-2pm

Nebraska

State Capitol Building
North entrance
Lincoln, NE
2pm – 5pm

Nevada

March & Rally
Start at Main & Fremont
End at Centennial Plaza for rally
S. 4th Street
Las Vegas, NV
2-6 pm

New Hampshire

State House Lawn
107 N Main St,
Concord, NH
11:00 – 3:00

New Jersey

NJ State Capitol Campus
125 West State Street
Trenton, NJ
Noon – 4:00pm

New Mexico

Santa Fe Capitol – The Round House. Paseo de Peralta @ Old Santa Fe Trail.
Rally at the Round House and march on Paseo de Peralta to the Railyard and back!
10am – 2pm

New York

Saturday, April 28, 2012 11:00am until 4:00pm
New York, NY
CHECK-IN: 11:00 AM – Noon at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Site
23-29 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003 (between Greene Street and Washington Square East)
MARCH: 12:00 – 1:00 PM From the Shirtwaist Factory down Broadway to Foley Square/Thomas Paine Park
RALLY: 1:00 – 4:00 PM at Foley Square/Thomas Paine Park (
between County Court House, Worth St, Pearl St, and Centre St)

North Carolina

Halifax Mall (across from the NC Legislature Bldg.)
300 Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC
1:00pm – 4:00pm

North Dakota

no event

Ohio

Ohio Statehouse
1 Capitol Square
West Plaza (High St)
Columbus, OH
10am – 12pm

Oklahoma

March begins at First Unitarian Church @ 12pm, best to be there 1/2 hour early
600 NW 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
Rally begins at State Capital, North Plaza @ 1pm
2300 N Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK
Noon – 3:00pm

Oregon

Oregon State Capitol
North Steps
900 Court St, NE – Salem OR 97301
10:00am – 1:00pm

Pennsylvania

Main Capitol Steps
Harrisburg, PA
10am- 2pm

Rhode Island

State House
Providence, RI
Rally 10am-2pm

South Carolina

South Carolina State House North Steps
Intersection of Gervais and Main Streets, Columbia, SC
11:30am – 1pm

South Dakota

Rapid City, SD
Meet at Memorial Park Band Shell and march through downtown Rapid City
2:00pm – until

Tennessee

600 Charlotte Ave., Nashville TN
North Lawn of Capitol Building
3 pm – 6 pm.

Texas

State Capitol Building
South Steps
Austin TX
4pm – 6pm

Utah

Utah State Capitol Building (south stairs)
12-2pm

Vermont

State House Lawn
Montpelier, VT
11:00am – 2:00pm

Virginia

Nina F. Abady Festival Park
Off 7th St. (Next to the Richmond Coliseum)
Richmond VA
2pm -4 pm

Washington

Seattle
Westlake Park
400 Pine St.
Noon – 3pm
Olympia
Sylvester Park
Capitol Way & Legion Way
Meet at Park at Noon and March to North Steps of the
Legislative Building for a Rally until 3pm.
Spokane
Riverfront Park
507 N Howard
1pm – unitl

West Virginia

going to closest event

Wisconsin

Wisconsin State Capitol
South Hamilton Street Entrance
2 East Main Street
Madison, WI 53702
1:00pm – 3:00 p.m.

Wyoming

Wyoming State Capital Building
Front of building
200 W. 24th Street
Cheyenne, WY
Silent Rally – Please bring a sign
Noon – 4pm
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The Academy award winning actress Susan Sarandon has shown her support for the cause by appearing in a hilariously funny video. Viewing is not safe for work as it is a little risque but it does get the point across.


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