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Previously: We Are Women March 4.28.12 – Susan Montee (D) and Courtney Cole (D) (April 19, 2012)

We received the following media release:


Missouri Women mobilizing to protest against “war on women”

[JEFFERSON CITY]— On Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, women and men from around the state of Missouri will gather for a rally at the Missouri State Capitol Building to say “Enough is Enough.” Speakers slated to appear include Missouri Lieutenant Governor Candidate and past Missouri State Auditor Susan Montee, Missouri 4th Congressional House of Representatives Candidate Teresa Hensley, Planned Parenthood Mid-Missouri Public Policy Manager Michelle Trupiano, and Missouri National Organization for Women (NOW) Vice-President Claire Major. Additional speakers and entertainment will be included.

The event is hosted by Unite Against the War on Women, a new organization rapidly gaining steam nationwide. Concurrent rallies are scheduled for all 50 states that day in a show of strength against recent threats to women’s rights.

“It is essential that we stand up for our rights now and work together against this effort to destroy women’s rights. On April 28th, we will have the opportunity to join a national movement against the war on women. Join us to give your support,” Paula Willmarth, co-leader of Unite Women Missouri stated.

While the immediate impetus for Unite Women is the assault on reproductive rights, the threat to women is inclusive of other concerns, including education, equal pay for equal work, voter suppression and crimes against women and children.


10:00-10:30am Gather at James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Bldg.

10:30-11:00am Marching East on Main Street to South Lawn of Capitol

11:00am-12:00pm Rally for Unite Women on South Lawn of Capitol

Missouri Endorsers Of UNITE Women include

Capitol Women’s Political Caucus · Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) · Coffee Party USA

Greater Kansas City Women’s Political Caucus · Mid-Missouri Progressive Women · Missouri AAUW

Missouri Federation of Women’s Democratic Clubs · Missouri NOW · Missouri Planned Parenthood · Missouri ProVote

Missouri Women’s Leadership Coalition · Missouri Women’s Political Caucus · Missouri Women’s Network

NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri · NOW – Kansas City Metro · PROMO · Women’s Political Caucus of Metro St. Louis

National Endorsers Of UNITE Women include

Advocates for Youth · A is For · Americans for Separation of Church and State

Breakthrough · Catholics for Choice · Center for Inquiry · Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW)

Code Pink – Women for Peace · Coffee Party USA · Feminist Peace Network · iHollaback

Institute for Science and Human Values · Katrina vanden Heuvel (Editor & Publisher “The Nation” Magazine)

9 to 5 – National Association of Working Women · The National Equal Rights Amendment Alliance

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health · National League of Latin American Citizens · National Organizations for Women

National Women’s Political Caucus · Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice · This Slut Votes

Be there. We will.