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Week of Action: Sat., Aug. 23 – Fri., Aug. 29, 2014

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Say NO to the Status Quo—Full Equality for All Women!

Women's Equality Day 2013 Action Los Angeles, CA

Full Reproductive Rights Now!
Free Marissa Alexander!
Equal Pay for Equal Work!
End Violence Against Women!

Aug. 26 marks Women’s Equality Day—a celebration of the hard-fought struggle for women’s suffrage that was won in 1918. Today, almost 100 years later, women have made many gains in the struggle for equality. Almost 100 years later, the struggle for full equality continues.

On Women’s Equality Day, WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend) will be holding speak-outs, forums and other actions to celebrate the gains demanding “Say no to the status quo—full equality for all women!” Join us in cities across the country between Saturday, August 23 and Friday, August 29, 2014. Attend an event in your city or organize one.

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Take Action for Women’s Equality Day

On Women’s Equality Day, join WORD taking action across the country demanding Full Reproductive Rights Now! Join speak-outs, rallies, outreach, forums and more in cities across the country between August 23- 29.
 

WORD stands with the people of Palestine

WORD stands in full solidarity with the Palestinian people. We stand with the Palestinian people as they resist an apartheid, colonial state whose leaders unabashedly target mothers and children for massacre. The war on Palestine is another war on women, and no woman will be free until this racist and national oppression ends.
 

WORD stands with Latinas and their communities

WORD declares our support for the full recognition of the human and civil rights of Latinas: among these are the human right to health care, including reproductive health care; the ability to decide when and if to have children, build families, and parent children with dignity; and freedom from policies that disregard the humanity and contributions of immigrant people.

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