- Posted May 10, 2012 by
Unite Against the War on Women Rally in Louisville, Kentucky
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
Approximately 300 people gathered on Saturday, April 28, 2012 to rally against the war on women. After an introduction by Ky. Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, keynote speaker U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth took to the podium to affirm his commitment to defending women’s rights in Washington.
Organized by the Ky. chapter of Unite Women, the Unite Against the War on Women rally featured speeches, musical performances and a poetry reading. Progressive organizations like Obama for America, the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, the ACLU, and Planned Parenthood tabled the event.
As for Unite Women Ky., the rally is only the beginning of the group’s efforts to fight for women’s rights in Kentucky and in all 50 states. Those wishing to get involved should email email@example.com.
Rally speakers included Democratic Ky. Senate candidate Amy Shoemaker, Jo Ann Dale of the Kentucky Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Dr. Catherine Fosl of the Anne Braden Institute, Brenda Helm of the Teamsters, Derek Selznick of the ACLU and Elizabeth Sawyer of Emerge Ky. There were musical performances by Egret, Heather Summers, Meredith and Katy, We’re Friends! and CPHR DVN; there was also a reading by poet Bianca Spriggs. Unite Women organizer Lacey Guthrie MC’ed the event.
Photos from the slideshow are courtesy of Richard B. Becker and Stephen Kertis.