Organizers of the “Protest at the State Capital” event are calling on women who are appalled at the treatment the Arkansas legislature has handed them this session to rally at the Capitol at 3 p.m. March 23, and so far more than 1,000 people (men and women) have indicated on the event”s Facebook page that they will attend.
Organizers Donna Shade and LeeWood Thomas issued a press release today about the event today and said a speaker line-up is being formed. (Press release on the jump.)
The rally will protest the newly-enacted laws unconstitutionally rescinding abortion rights and well as bills still under consideration to grant personhood to the embryo and defund Planned Parenthood.
There is much more to protest coming out of this General Assembly, which this year is composed mostly of creatures that have emerged from the rock they’ve lived under since the 1950s to wreak havoc on women’s rights and other such “progressive” notions such as voter rights, health care and education. If all the thousands who are disgusted turned out, it would help let the rest of the world know that we aren’t all mean-spirited, misogynistic, retrograde doofuses.