CODEPINK Actions During the RNC: Thursday, August 30August 30th, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CODEPINK Actions During the RNC: Thursday, August 30
CODEPINK Women for Peace has a delegation of activists from around the country on the ground in Tampa this week protesting the Republican agenda and specifically calling out the GOP war on women’s rights. CODEPINK will demonstrate at both the RNC and DNC to hold both parties accountable for ongoing support for war and killer drones, misuse of national resources in the face of economic recession, and corporate money in politics.
CODEPINK activists have already coordinated and participated in numerous actions surrounding the RNC including a protest at Raytheon in St. Petersburg, a vagina-costumed demo outside Ralph Reed’s Faith & Freedom Coalition rally, the launch of “Millionaires for Mitt” outside the RNC Welcome Party at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg and at the Chevron-sponsored RNC welcome party in Tampa, and more.
What: "Occupy Unmasked" film introduced by Rep. Michele Bachmann
When: 2 pm
Where: Citizens United Theater at Liberty Plaza , 180 S Morgan St., Tampa, FL 33602
Details: Expect a lively discussion.
What: Pro-Choice Demonstration at the “Celebration of Pro-Life Women Leaders”
When: 4:15pm, event starts at 4:30pm
Where: 615 Channelside, Suite 203, Upper Level
Visuals: Giant vagina costumes
What: Final RNC Protest Rally - "Coronation of the 1%"
Where: Centennial Park, Ybor City, Tampa, FL
Details: Organized by a coalition of groups. CODEPINK co-director Medea Benjamin will speak at the rally. “Millionaires for Mitt” street theater.
What: American Petroleum Industry hosts a Fueling the Future party with Zac Brown Band
When: 10 pm
Where: Location TBD
For the latest photos of CODEPINK at the RNC protests see here: www.codepink.org/rncphotos
See videos here: www.codepink.org/rncvideos
Read latest news here: www.codepink.org/rncnews
CODEPINK, founded in 2002, is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the war in Iraq, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into health care, education and other life-affirming activities. www.codepink.org