War on Women rally re-cap and leftovers

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Valley High School marching band!

I didn’t mean for it to take so long, but here are some photos, videos and observations from the Unite Against the War on Women rally in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 28:

  • The march was fairly well-organized with an estimated 50+ participants that seemed to span many age ranges, genders, sexualities, and more.
  • A really cool factor: Valley High School’s marching band led the march. Very cool kids!
  • Planned Parenthood had a great presence at the event. Loved those pink “Choice” shirts! Here’s Annette Magnus breaking it down:
  • Sad to see that advertised speaker Dina Titus was a no-show.
  • Heard a moving and rousing speech from a woman who worked at UNLV’s Jean Nidetch Women’s Center. I’m sorry I didn’t catch her name, but her story was powerful!
  • I met the nice woman behind She Said… Looks like a promising feminist space.
  • My parting observation: I hope to see the enthusiasm for the march/rally turn into boots on the ground to effect real change in our community and our country! A rally is not a solution. It is an opening move. … I’ll let Erin Neff, of ProgressNow Nevada fill in the blanks:

And I’ll leave you with this:

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Her signs says: I can't believe I still have to protest this shit.

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