Pro-Choice Coalition Great American Write-In

posted Aug 20, 2013, 9:12 AM by pdsb chapter
In recognition of Women's Equality Day, the Santa Barbara Pro-Choice Coalition Stand With Us! invites you to its 10th annual "Great American Write-In" on Saturday, August 24 from 1:00-3:30pm at the Santa Barbara Central Library's Faulkner Gallery. 

The letter signing will take place from 1:00pm-2:45pm. At 2:45 Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider will lead us in a march to the corner of State and Anapamu, where a "Stand Up for Choice!" rally will take place until 3:30pm. 

This year's theme is "Stand with us! We won't go back!"  Please fill out the enclosed form to register your organization for this event.  This exciting day will provide a unique opportunity for members of our community to come together in support of reproductive health and justice.

This past year we have seen a continuation of the war on women and our reproductive rights.  Hundreds of bills restricting access to reproductive care have passed in Congress and statehouses across the nation.  While we marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade this past January, the assault on our most basic rights continues.  Despite these setbacks, we continue to fight back.  As I write this letter, thousands of Texas women are rallying to save abortion access in the Lone Star State.  Spurred by the heroic and courageous filibuster by Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, millions of women around the world have been inspired to join the fight.

In addition to organizing a large-scale state and federal lobbying effort through letter-signing, the Great American Write-In will provide an opportunity for organizations to network with one another, distribute materials, and recruit new members.   

As a coalition, we represent thousands of reproductive health advocates and our elected officials need to hear from us about the importance of protecting access to reproductive health care.  Please join us for this exciting day!