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Women’s March Tucson 2021 – Bans Off Our Bodies
October 2 @ 10:00 am
“On October 2, we’re marching in every single state ahead of the Supreme Court reconvening on October 4. Women’s March and more than 90 other organizations, including National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice, Planned Parenthood, SHERO Mississippi, Mississippi in Action, Access Reproductive Care-Southeast, The Frontline, Working Families Party, and SisterSong, are organizing a national call to mobilize and defend our reproductive rights.
Abortion has never been fully accessible, but we are at the risk of losing our reproductive freedom completely. The call to action is clear, and urgent. The relentless attacks from Texas to Mississippi are ramping up quickly. Anti-choice extremists have a deep desire to return to a time when there was more clear and effective domination and control over queer and trans folks, women, and people of color; they want to revive those old values and societal norms to the point of re-acceptance. The authoritarian agenda of reproductive control is fueled by misogyny and racism – and we must challenge it, together.
On October 2, we’re going to send the Supreme Court and lawmakers across the country a clear, unified message. The attack on our reproductive rights will not be tolerated.
We have this opportunity to invite all the people that know us and love us into this important movement and work united as we build something better for our families and communities. As a small powerful group tries to come for our human rights over and over again, we’ll never let go of our vision of reproductive justice; for unfettered abortion access and everything we need to support and grow our families to thrive and live healthy lives.
This is your fight. This is our fight. This impacts all of us. Take the pledge today. Rise up wherever you are on October 2.” (www.womensmarch.com)
From The Tucson Women’s March Coordination Team:
WE ARE MARCHING in Tucson, Arizona.
On September 1, 2021, the latest and most serious opposition to freedom of choice went into effect in Texas. Texas SB8 allows private citizens to police the actions of anyone who helps a woman obtain an abortion after 6 weeks gestation. The law permits and encourages civil lawsuits against medical providers, drivers, family and friends of women who are exercising the right to choose granted to them under the 14th Amendment as affirmed by Roe v. Wade in 1973. Citing “procedural questions,” the United States Supreme Court refused to provide relief from the law, despite its obvious unconstitutionality. Several state legislatures, including our legislature in Arizona, have signaled that they will use the Texas law as framework for their own abortion bans. We know that abortion bans are about power over women and our right to reproductive freedom. We know that laws like SB8 are just the beginning of the latest assault on our right to choose. So, WE ARE MARCHING.
Join us on Saturday, October 2nd at 10:00 am at Armory Park. This event does not include a rally. Rather, we have organized a peaceful procession with our own safety marshaling so that police are not involved and everyone can feel safe and welcome. We will obey traffic ordinances. Our route is accessible, and we will have extra help available for anyone who needs assistance participating in the march. This is an all ages event, with signs and chants which will be safe for anyone from ages 2 to 102. In accordance with the CDC and the Women’s March National Organization, we will be observing COVID-19 safety protocols. Masks are required for participants, and social distancing will be observed wherever possible.
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October 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm