The one that got away (levityinbrevity) wrote in progressiveutah,
The one that got away

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Utah prochoicers your help is needed today!

In the midst of Utah’s $350 million fiscal deficit an extremist out-of-state group is partnering with your anti-choice Utah legislators who want to waste our taxpayer money attempting to criminalize abortion.  These legislators and their allies will be holding a press conference tomorrow afternoon, September 30, at the Utah State Capitol to talk about their hopes of banning abortion in Utah and making us a test case for overturning Roe v. Wade.  


[Tomorrow afternoon these legislators, with all of their support coming from outside of Utah, will tell us all why they think we should waste taxpayer dollars on litigation to restrict women’s health and reproductive freedom.]


But we at PPAC won’t be taking this outrageous political stunt lying down!  Join us tomorrow as we protest this wasteful affront to women’s health and say NO MORE to ideological assaults on Utah women and families.  Join us tomorrow as we tell these out-of-touch legislators to move on and work on legislation that will actually HELP us, not harm us!  Join us as we stand up to this nonsense in three ways:


  • Action Phone bank:  Join us tonight as we call our pro-choice allies to turn out as many people as possible to tomorrow’s protest.  We will be making phone calls at the PPAC office (551 East South Temple) from 5:30-9 p.m. tonight. 


  • Women’s Health Rally:  We want to show this small contingent of anti-choice extremists that we are a force that will not let them waste our time and money to restrict our choice.  We will meet at the Capitol in the East Building Cafeteria at 1:45 p.m. to protest this absurdity.  PPAC will provide all signs and banners.  Come help us stand up to this injustice – and bring all of your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers as well.  


  • Action Phone bank: To make sure that stuff like this does not continue to happen, help us get the word out about our endorsed candidates – candidates who want to protect women’s health, not affront it.  We will be holding a phone bank at PPAC (551 East South Temple) this Thursday, October 2 from 5:30-9 p.m. to let people know how they can walk for candidates who will make a positive change for Utah families.  Call 801.328.8939 or email to sign up for this phone bank.


This is our time – your time – to stand up and make your voice heard.  Sound the alarm!  It’s time for us to stand up for our rights – and for what is right.  JOIN US!!!


Yours in action,



Melissa Bird, CSW

Executive Director

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