By Brooklyn Reader

January 21, 2015, 4:18 pm

 

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On Thursday, January 22, at 9:15am on the steps of City Hall, New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo, joined by elected officials and women’s rights advocates will lead a rally in commemoration of the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

Cumbo, chair of the Committee on Women’s Issues, is marking the monumental Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion within the United States and in response to recent attempts to restrict reproductive rights.

Council Member Cumbo will introduce a pre-considered resolution, in collaboration with Council Members Elizabeth Crowley and Corey Johnson, to call upon the United States Congress to pass legislation that would restrict government interference in a woman’s right to quality healthcare and her right to choose.

Feminist legendary punk band BETTY will kick off the rally.

WHO:

  • New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo 
  • Members of the New York City Council
  • Nancy Northup, Center for Reproductive Rights
  • Andrea Miller, NARAL Pro-Choice New York & the National Institute for Reproductive Health
  • BETTY, feminist legendary punk band
  • Women’s rights advocates

WHAT: Commemoration of 42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade and introduction of resolution to restrict government interference in the accessibility of healthcare services, including abortion, for women

WHEN: Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 9:15am

WHERE: Steps of City Hall

To RSVP, please call (917) 817-1824 or send an email to [email protected].


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