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Defend Abortion Rights. Support Dr. Carhart!


NOW Action Alert

Defend Abortion Rights. Support Dr. Carhart!

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Anti-abortion rights terrorists are coming to the Washington, D.C. metro area to besiege the clinic of heroic abortion provider Dr. LeRoy Carhart this Saturday, July 30, through Sunday, August 7. We need as many NOW activists and allies as possible to stand proudly and peacefully for women's fundamental right to choose abortion as part of the Summer Celebration of Choice.

Here's how you can help:

  1. Attend a peaceful presence training.
    Our allies at the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice are sponsoring two peaceful presence trainings: Tuesday, July 26, at 6:30pm at 1901 L Street, NW, Suite 300 in Washington, D.C. and Sunday, July 31, at 4:00pm at the Marriot Courtyard Washingtonian Center in Salon C, 204 Broadwalk Place, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. If you would like to attend training, please send an RVSP to NOW Field Organizer Anita Lederer at fieldorg@now.org.
  2. Sign up to work some shifts outside Dr. Carhart's clinic in Germantown, MD.
    During the entire week, activists will be needed from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. outside of Dr. Carhart's clinic, located at 13233 Executive Park Drive in Germantown, Maryland. These shifts will kick off with the Summer Celebration of Choice Kick-Off Walk on Sunday, July 31 and continue through the evening of Sunday, August 7. To sign up for a shift, please go to www.summerofchoice.com or contact NOW Field Organizer Anita Lederer at fieldorg@now.org.
    Have a car? We would love anyone who has a car and is willing to carpool activists to please contact the NOW's Field Organizer Anita Lederer at fieldorg@now.org. Anita is also available to help you with directions and other questions you may have.
    Bring water and snacks to every shift. We also encourage you to be friendly and buy local for your meals – local businesses in Germantown have been dealing with a steady load of anti-abortion rights protesters.
  3. Join NOW and allies on Capitol Hill.
    On Thursday, August 4 at 11:45 a.m. NOW and allies will have a press conference sponsored by Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) on Capitol Hill in support of abortion rights. Plan to join us in the House Triangle.

Questions? Contact Anita Lederer, NOW Field Organizer at fieldorg@now.org or 202-628-8669 x134.

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