Saturday, June 9
10056 SE 240th St.
Kent, WA 98031
Feminists and human rights supporters are standing together against Patriot Prayer and the Joey Gibson for U.S. Senate campaign and their call to “defund Planned Parenthood.”
Patriot Prayer and its far-right cohorts have been stepping up their misogynist attacks on women and reproductive rights by protesting at Planned Parenthood in Olympia and women’s marches in major West Coast cities. They are emboldened by the Trump administration’s agenda to systematically strip away abortion access and all reproductive choices. The latest example is the revival of a rule denying federal funds to family planning organizations that provide abortions or make referrals for this life-saving medical procedure.
The right-wingers behind the rally in Kent are the same bigots that have been appearing with increasing frequency in Seattle, Vancouver, Portland and California. When they come, they bring violence, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, etc. Increasingly they have been targeting Muslims, immigrants and the left (socialists, communists, anarchists).
The bigotry, racism and violence that these far-right organizers bring cannot be allowed to go unanswered. Regardless of our diverse political affiliations and views, we understand that solidarity and unity in action is our greatest strength. Solidarity enables us to overcome the barriers towards building a powerful, democratic working-class movement.
We will be shoulder-to-shoulder with all in our community who are targeted by the far-right in a unified, orderly and strong counter-protest.
Join Radical Women,Seattle Clinic Defense, ANSWER, the Party for Socialism and Liberation, the Freedom Socialist Party, Dyke Community Activists, Seattle Gay News, Steve Hoffman for U.S. Senate Campaign and International Socialist Organization to stand against sexism, white supremacy and all forms of bigotry.
We are working in solidarity with Greater Seattle IWW General Defense Committee Local 24 who are also mobilizing people to be there.
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