“We Are Woman” Rally Addresses Concerns Ahead of Elections


"We Are Woman", a grassroots organization formed to address what the group calls "attacks" on women's rights during the current Congress, held a rally on the west lawn of the Capitol Building Saturday to call attention to their concerns ahead of the November presidential elections. 

The event received support from Planned Parenthood and was endorsed by NOW, the Feminist Majority, CODEPINK, the Coalition of Labor Union Women, the National Council of Women's Organizations along with others.

Among the many speakers were DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton and Virginia's 7th Congressional District Candidate Wayne Powell who is looking to unseat Majority Whip Eric Cantor.

"Social justice. Obviously that means men and women need to be equal," stated Powell as he addressed the crowd. "The first three words of the constitution say exactly what this and everything else is all about … that is "We the people". But, when they said "we the people", they didn't say we the people only the men and only the people that don't have slaves. They meant all the people and here are all the people."

There was a small pro life rally held nearby by members of "Black Pro Life Coalition". Leading the counter-rally was Pastor Chauncey "Slim" Killens who traveled to DC from California and plans on remaining in the area denouncing abortion and gay marriages until the upcoming presidential election. 

4 comments for ““We Are Woman” Rally Addresses Concerns Ahead of Elections

  1. August 22, 2012 at 3:35 am

    Thank you Ms. Siri for your comment. Much appreciated.

  2. August 22, 2012 at 3:31 am

    Nice article and great photos of the event. Thank you!

  3. August 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Thank you!

  4. Erin Nanasi
    August 19, 2012 at 11:26 am

    The name of the organization is We Are Woman, not We Are Women. Thank you.

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