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September 28, 2021

Media Contact: Diane Padilla, VP of Communications & Marketing, [email protected] 
Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley


Leading Pasadena Organizations Band Together to Mobilize and Defend Abortion and Reproductive Rights

Pasadena, Calif.  Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley (PPPSGV) and numerous community partners are holding Caravan for Choice on Saturday, October 2nd, in partnership with the Women's March National call to rally for abortion justice. Community members and supporters are encouraged to join a Covid-19-safe parade and the national movement to protect abortion access. Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley partner organizations include; SMARTNAACPYWCAPOPNWPC-Pasadena and SGV chaptersACLU-Pasadena chapterPlan CBlack Women for WellnessIndivisibleSwing Left SGVActive SGVSGV LGBTQ CenterRooted in ResistancePeace over ViolenceGlendora HS Women's WellnessDay OneAll Saints Church, and more.

Abortion access has been slowly stripped away for years. At PPPSGV, we've seen people driving hundreds of miles to be able to access the health care services they need. Earlier this month S.B. 8, a vicious Texas law that nearly restricts all abortion access, went into effect. The Women's March declared October 2nd as the day to mobilize and defend reproductive rights nationally. The movement is at a crucial moment, so supporters are invited to join the Caravan for Choice in ensuring abortion is safe and accessible for everyone.



WHAT: Attendees are invited to caravan in their car, bike, or motorcycle and encouraged to openly and boldly declare their commitment to protecting and expanding abortion rights locally, in California, and our nation. A formal speaking program will be on the steps of Pasadena City Hall and live-streamed (link will be shared on Oct. 1st).

WHERE/WHEN: Attendees will meet at the Rosebowl Lot I (355 N Arroyo Blvd Pasadena, CA 91103) on Saturday, October 2nd, at 9:30 a.m. Posters and supplies to decorate and commemorate the rally will be available. The parade will go through the streets of Pasadena with surprise entertainment along the way (the route will only be available to participants who meet at the Rosebowl).

RALLY PROGRAM: The official program will be released on Oct. 1 and made available on the PPPSGV website.

RSVP: Community members and supporters are encouraged to RSVP at bit.ly/pasadenacaravan.




Sheri Bonner, President & CEO of PPPSGV

Adrienne N. Spires-Sar, Black Women for Wellness

Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA)

CA Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge)

Alhambra Councilmember Sasha Pérez (District 4)

Pasadena Councilmember Steve Madison (District 6)

MEDIA RSVP: A designated media area near the main stage will be available at 10 a.m. (speeches will begin at 10:30 a.m.). RSVP or media interview inquiries can be sent to, Diane Padilla ([email protected]).