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***EVENT ADVISORY***        PRESS CONTACT: Erica Sackin  
(212) 274-7294 / erica.sackin@ppnyc.org
 
SENATOR CHARLES SCHUMER, CONGRESSMEMBERS CAROLYN MALONEY, YVETTE CLARKE, JERRY NADLER, AND ANTHONY WEINER, NYC COUNCIL SPEAKER CHRISTINE QUINN, KATHLEEN TURNER, GLORIA STEINEM, KATHLEEN HANNA, THE MOUNTAIN GOATS, NELLIE MCKAY, MADDY WYATT, TOSHI REAGON, AND MORE
JOIN THOUSANDS TO STAND UP FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH

New York, NY – On Saturday, February 26, celebrities, elected officials, musicians and women’s health leaders will join thousands of New Yorkers in Foley Square to rally and stand up for women’s health.
 
The rally comes on the heels of last Friday's passage of the Pence Amendment, a dangerous piece of legislation which, if made into law, would eliminate basic health care and education services for millions of Americans – and according to Department of Health estimates, 800,000 New Yorkers.
 
This Saturday, thousands from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, along with celebrities, musicians, non-profit organizations, and elected officials, will stand up for women’s health, and encourage Senators to reject the Pence amendment, and send a clear message to members of Congress that attacks on women’s health are attacks on all of us.
 
WHAT:      Rally to Protect Women’s Health
 
WHERE:   Foley Square, across from the Court House in Lower Manhattan
                 Between Lafayette Street and Centre Street
                 New York, NY 10007
                 Map
                 Subways: J, Z to Chambers Street 
                                4, 5, 6 to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall                  

WHEN:     Saturday, February 26, from 1-3 pm
 
WHO:       Elected Officials: 
                     - Senator Charles Schumer
                     - Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney
                     - Congresswoman Yvette Clarke
                     - Congressman Jerry Nadler
                     - Public Advocate Bill de Blasio
                     - Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer
                     - State Senator Liz Kruger
                     - State Senator Gustavo Rivera  
                     - State Senator Eric Adams
                     - Assembly Member Dick Gottfried
                     - Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal
                     - City Council Speaker Christine Quinn
                     - New York City Councilmember Jessica Lappin
                     - New York City Councilmember Julissa Ferreras
                     - New York City Councilmember Letitia James
                     - Others to come

               Notable Speakers:
                    - Gloria Steinem
                    - Kathleen Turner
                    - Kathleen Hanna
                    - Amanda Marcotte
                    - Cecile Richards
                    - Jasmine Burnett (SisterSong NY/Trust Black Women)
                    - Others to come     

               Musicians:
                    - Nellie McKay
                    - The Mountain Goats
                    - Maddy Wyatt
                    - Toshi Reagon
                    - Others to come

               Others:
                    - Patients & Activists
                    - Women’s Health Leaders
                    - Others to come
 
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***ALL MEDIA INTERVIEWS MUST BE PRE-ARRANGED***
To set up an interview, please contact Erica Sackin at
CELL: (646) 820-3603 / WORK: (212) 274-7294 / erica.sackin@ppnyc.org

 
The Rally is sponsored by: Choice Matters, Community Health Network, Family Planning Advocates of New York State, Feminist Majority Foundation, Inwood House, Long Island Think Tank for Black Progress, NARAL Pro-Choice NY, National Advocates for Pregnant Women, National Council of Jewish Women New York Section, New York Civil Liberties Union, NOW-New York City, NOW-New York State, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of New Jersey, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley, Planned Parenthood of Nassau County, Planned Parenthood of New York City, Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health (PRCH), Public Health Association of New York City, Public Health Solutions, Raising Women's Voices, Reproductive Health Access Project, SisterSong NY, Trust Black Women, Trust Women, United Neighborhood Houses, Women's Media Center, YWCA of Brooklyn



 

 


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