FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 3, 2018
BADASS WOMEN LEADERS LAUNCH ‘RISE UP FOR ROE’ TOUR TO STOP TRUMP AND SAVE ROE
10-City Tour To Kick Off In New York City on August 11
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Beginning August 11, Demand Justice Initiative, NARAL Pro-Choice America and Planned Parenthood Federation of America are teaming up to launch the “Rise up for Roe” national tour to rally women and allies and detail exactly what is at stake with the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
The 10-state, 14-day tour will be emceed by badass women activists and commentators, including Lauren Duca, Brittany Packnett, Jess McIntosh, Jess Morales Rocketto and Symone Sanders. The uncensored, no-holds-barred live shows will call out the insanity of the ongoing efforts to downplay the threat that Kavanaugh’s nomination poses to Roe v Wade. The tour will emphasize how Kavanaugh really does represent the greatest threat to abortion rights since Roe was decided.
The tour hosts will be joined by special guests such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Cecile Richards, Ilyse Hogue, Alyssa Milano, Fatima Goss Graves, Jessica Valenti, Dawn Laguens, Alyssa Mastromonaco, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Karine Jean-Pierre, Neera Tanden, Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza and former Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis.
The tour kicks off on Saturday, August 11 and continues until August 24. Stops include:
8/11: New York City, New York
8/12: Portland, Maine
8/13: Boston, Massachusetts
8/15: Washington, DC
8/16: Austin, Texas
8/18: Los Angeles, California
8/19: Phoenix, Arizona
8/20: Las Vegas, Nevada
8/22: Denver, Colorado
8/24: Des Moines, Iowa
Following the completion of “Rise Up for Roe,” there will be a separate nationwide day of action on August 26, during which people across the country will hold rallies to protect our most fundamental rights.
For more information about attending the events, please visit RiseUpforRoe.com
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