The National Organization for
RALLY FOR WOMEN'S LIVES
When : April 9, 1995, 12-5pm. Assemble at
Where : National Mall (3rd Street and Madison
Drive, N.W.) Washington, D.C.
April 7-8 :
Weekend Schedule and Related Events
Young Feminist Summit on Violence
April 8-9 :
First National Display of the Clothesline Project
April 9 :
Rally For Women's Lives
Religious Service to Stop Violence
Volunteers Needed NOW
RALLY FOR WOMEN'S
Join us in the nation's capitol to show the country, the 104th Congress and President Clinton that the
overwhelming majority of Americans oppose violence against women -- including anti-abortion terrorism
and the tyrannical measures of the Republican "Contract on America." Thousands will rally to send an
unmistakable message: WE WON'T GO BACK! We will fight back. And, we will perserve in the fight for all
This massive rally will give unprecedented visibility to the broad-based commitment to ending violence
against women, stopping anti-abortion violence, and protecting the Violence
Against Women Act. The rally will give voice to survivors of violence and galvanize young feminists
and seasoned activists working to eradicate violence. The rally, combined with the Young Feminist Summit and the first national display of the Clothesline Project, will send a powerful message to public officials everywhere and
inspire individuals to take action to end the violence NOW.
- COME AS A GROUP ! Any group having 20 or more participants may be
classified as an official delegation. All delegations must register no later than March 1st to receive special
recognition at the RALLY FOR WOMEN'S LIVES. To register your delegation, call The Rally Office at (202)
628-8669. Individual participants are of course welcome and encouraged to attend.
- SPECIAL FEATURES : Special seating will be available for people with
disabilities. The RALLY FOR WOMEN'S LIVES program will be signed for the hearing impaired.
If you have special needs, please call the Rally Team at (202) 628-8669 or TTY (202) 331-9002.
- WHERE TO STAY : If you need a hotel room, call Washington, D.C.
Accommodations at 1-800-554-2220 and tell them you are coming to the April 9th Rally. Blocks of rooms
have been reserved at several hotels, with rates beginning at $69! Alternative housing is also available on a
limited basis. Call the Rally Team for more information.
Remember that the Rally will coincide with the Cherry Blossom Festival, so please call soon to reserve your
- HOW TO GET HERE : Call International Travel at 1-800-741-4384 to receive
special airfares. They are the official travel agent for the Rally.
- INFORMATION ABOUT DC on the WWW: There is a regional map, a map of the Mall area, aMetro system map, the latest on DC
weather and a list of the
Washingtonian Best Bargain restaurants.
This summit will bring together young feminists from around
the nation, across the traditional dividing lines of race, class, religion, physical disability or sexual
orientation; to network, strategize and organize to stop the violence. Workshops and working groups will
feature concrete strategies, as well as the information and tools needed to empower young women to stand
up to violence at school, at home, and on the street.
The Clothesline Project is a poignant tribute to women who have suffered
violence. Rows of T-shirts commemorate or memorialize real women who have been battered, raped,
assaulted or murdered. Like the AIDS Quilt, the Clothesline Project uses scraps of cloth to illustrate a
problem of epidemic proportions.
People of diverse religious backgrounds will come together for an interfaith service. Early morning time and
location to be announced.
Currently we need help assisting with outreach to organizations, volunteer recruitment, distributing Rally
information around the Metro D.C. area, phone banking, mailing, and office work.
Monday-Thursday 6-9 pm, Sunday 2-5 pm, and Monday-Friday 10:00-6:00 (Office hours).
Please call us at (202) 628-8669.
We look forward to seeing you!
Call : 202-628-8669
For More Information
Write : RALLY FOR WOMEN'S LIVES
National NOW Action Center
733 15th Street NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20005
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