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The call to join us...
Ensler famously said: "My vagina's
furious and it needs to talk."
Our vaginas need to talk, too. They need
to talk about the way women's rights are
threatened worldwide--from anti-choice legislation
to inappropriate rape jokes to economic
inequality to war and occupation overseas
that disproportionately affect women's lives..
CODEPINK and V-Day to bring your vagina
to the Republican National Convention in
Tampa, FL August 27-30!
Together, we will bring our resilient, creative,
powerful vaginas to Republican fundraisers
and to the convention hall. We'll also take
part in the Coalition March on the RNC and
other peace and justice actions.
of Protest Actions:
Drone Warfare book
event with Medea Benjamin
Studio, 620 1st Ave., S St., St. Petersburg,
Saturday, August 25
1-7pm: CODEPINK Convergence
and Activist Training Camp
E. Busch Blvd, Tampa, Florida
Sunday, August 26
Community Vigil and March on the "RNC
Lake Drive (In front of Mirror Lake Lyceum),
St. Petersburg, FL
The Community Vigil will take place at 5:30,
as local faith leaders will offer a prayer
for a safe march. At 6:00pm, we will have
a peaceful march down the designated parade
route to the "public viewing area",
where members of the 99% will give their testimony.
The RNC welcome party will take place at Tropicana
Monday, August 27
March on the RNC
Permitted Rally and March
Perry Harvey Sr. Park, 1200 N. Orange Avenue
We'll bring our vaginas as well as anti-war
and corporate $$ out of politics messaging.
We have a spot to speak at the rally and our
contingent can all go on stage with our banners
and do a collective message!
At 9am we will set up the CODEPINK Table at
the park - Karen will coordinate the tabling,
please help out and rep CP at the table!
for our Lives
Starts at Romneyville, 1213 N. Tampa Street,
Join the Poor People's Economic Human Rights
Campaign for a march to stop home foreclosures
and the criminalization of the poor and homeless.
Celebration of Resistance music with David
Rovics and more!
New World Brewery in Tampa, Florida, 1313
E. Eighth Ave., Tampa, Florida 33605
event will be LIVE Streamed @
Radical Dance Party
Park in Tampa, Florida
Tuesday, August 28
Really really free market
of Freedom Park
W. Main St., Tampa, Florida 33607
How Wall Street is Burning Democracy - workshop
with Global Exchange at Romneyville
N Tampa St Tampa, FL 33602
Voter suppression rally with African-American
and Hispanic groups organizing against voter
Push, SWER, FCAN.
Park, Ybor City
Wednesday, August 29
10am-6pm: Fix Shit Up
Fix Shit Up is an effort
to voice our opposition to the agenda being
put forth at the Republican National Convention
while giving back to the local community.
Fix Shit Up aims to rebuild and restructure
our inequitable society and spread an alternative
understanding of anti-authoritarianism and
anti-capitalism. We will be working on local
projects, such as repairing and weathering
houses or environmental cleanup. We choose
to arm ourselves, not with bricks or bombs,
but with the only tools necessary to truly
build: the desire, courage, and commitment
to turn our dreams into reality… and maybe
a few hammers, nails, and recycle bins!
W. Main St., Tampa, Florida
How Wall Street is Burning Democracy
with Global Exchange
Hey, 1540 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL
Planned Parenthood Rally
with giant pink bus!
Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, 1001 North
Thursday, August 30
8-10pm: Coronation of the 1%
Final rally of the RNC protests
Centennial Park, Ybor City
Medea Benjamin will speak at this rally!
1540 N. Franklin Street, Tampa FL 33602
Outdoor encampment with the Poor People's
Economic Human Rights Campaign
1312 N Tampa St Tampa, FL 33602
tuned for more events!
Looking for a place to stay in Tampa? Camp at "Romneyville" in downtown Tampa with the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, in the Spirit of the "Hoovervilles" of the 1930s. Find more info at economichumanrights.org or contact Rev. Wright at (727) 278-1547.
The back story:
June, during a debate over one of the most restrictive
anti-choice bills yet, Michigan state Rep. Lisa Brown
read a letter from a voter that concluded with a message
for Republican Speaker of the House Jase Bolger:
“Finally Mr. Speaker, I'm flattered that you are all so interested in my vagina, but no means no.”
promptly barred Rep. Brown from speaking on the House
floor the next day. Apparently Michigan Republicans think
it's okay to legislate vaginas, but not okay to talk
about them. Thousands of women and vagina-supporters
gathered at the Michigan capital for a special
performance of Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues and a protest rally.
CODEPINK has signed onto One Billion Rising, the global call from V-Day to stop violence against women and girls. On Valentine's Day, February 14, 2013, we will walk out of
our jobs, classrooms and houses and take to the streets dancing. Pledge to join here.
us encourage Republicans to honor vaginas! Join CODEPINK to protect
women's rights and protest war, occupation, and corporate money in
politics at many actions throughout the RNC. Let's transform our fury
Go, vagina power!