Women are setting up rallies or protests around North Carolina and around the country for Tuesday, May 21, 2019 and Wednesday, May 22. Currently have 9 such rallies in 8 cities in NC (two in Greensboro). Asheville is doing their own on May 22.
A person can find the closest one to them at http://www.stopabortionbans.org/. This site has been running behind (probably due to so many protests being added!) If there isn’t an event near you yet, you can make your own and register it! Like the women’s marches.
We’re tracking the ones around NC here.
Background from the #StopTheBans website.
“Across the country, we are seeing a new wave of extreme bans on abortion, stripping away reproductive freedom and representing an all-out assault on abortion access. This is Trump’s anti-choice movement… and it’s terrifying, particularly for women of color and low-income women who are most affected by these bans.”
“We will show up to speak out and fight back against this unconstitutional attempt to gut Roe and punish women. Politicians shouldn’t be making decisions best left to women, their families, and their doctors.”
“Together we say: Stop the bans.”
Note: Cities’ rallies are in alphabetical order.
1. Asheville, 5:30pm – on Wednesday, 5/22, not on Tuesday with the others.
What: ASHEVILLE NC REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS RALLY.
When: Wednesday, 5/22/19 at 5:30pm
Where: Pack Square
Media coverage of Asheville event, as an upcoming event, at https://wlos.com/news/local/asheville-abortion-rights-rally-scheduled-for-wednesday-at-pack-square-park
The rest of these events are all Tuesday, May 21, 201, so beginning with number 1 again.
1. Black Mountain, noon.
Event Title: Stop The Ban Black Mountain
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Place: Lake Tomahawk
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2409652169267996/
2. Chapel Hill, noon.
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Place: Gather at Peace and Justice Plaza, 179 East Franklin St. (corner of E. Franklin and Henderson St.)
Parking: Try parking lots along E. Rosemary St.
Hosted by Chapel Hill NOW.
3. Charlotte, noon. With multiple groups, including Charlotte NOW.
4. Greensboro, noon and 6:30pm.
You have two opportunities to protest in Greensboro, and don’t forget the one in Winston-Salem (see below).
a. 12pm-1pm, Guilford County Courthouse (201 South Eugene Street)
b. 6:30pm-8pm, Governmental Plaza, 110 S Greene St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
5. Raleigh, 6:30pm. With multiple groups, including Raleigh NOW.
In Raleigh, join us in a stop the abortion ban/stand up for abortion access rally at A Women’s Choice clinic in Raleigh at 6:30pm. That’s at 3305 Drake Cir, Raleigh NC 27607.
6. Wilmington, at noon, at City Hall. Women Organizing for Wilmington
7. Winston-Salem, 6-7pm, 5 Points. Triad Women’s March and more.
WINSTON SALEM STOP THE BANS PROTEST 5/21; 6-7pm 5 Points: intersection of Stratford, Country Club Rd., Miller & First St. streets
Post Shortlink: https://wp.me/p22b2e-24E