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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 09:05 AM

'Trust Women' Signs Go Up In Mike Pence's Neighborhood

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'Trust Women' Signs Go Up In Mike Pence's Neighborhood

Neighbors in Mike Pence's temporary neighborhood, including one across the street, are sending a message with signs and flags. (Photo courtesy of NARAL)

A corner of Chevy Chase is becoming something of a message board for a seething Democratic city with little other recourse. ... The tony upper Northwest neighborhood got a powerful, if temporary, resident when Vice President-elect Mike Pence rented a home there ahead of inauguration. Within days, a number of his neighbors installed rainbow flags—a proud, flying rebuke of Pence's record of opposing gay rights and promoting "conversion therapy."

Now, a series of signs declaring that "This Neighborhood Trusts Women" have started popping up in the area, including one directly across the street from the 5-bedroom house that Pence and his family have rented. ... The lawn signs are courtesy of NARAL Pro-Choice America, which advocates for abortion rights around the country.

"Part of our charge following the election is making sure that Mike Pence knew just how off base he was with the majority of Americans when it comes to abortion access," says NARAL's communications director Kaylie Hanson Long. "The best way to let him know that is to go literally right to his door step and tell him."

When the group knocked on doors to see if neighbors were interested in making a statement, they were overwhelmingly enthusiastic, according to deputy field organizer Anne Bailey. A mere 6.5 percent of the local precinct voted for the president-elect. "They were glad to have a way to show their resistance to the anti-choice and anti-woman agenda," Bailey says.

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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 09:17 AM

1. We should put them up for all the Repugs. Start a movement to do so.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 11:58 AM

2. Love it!

Do we know exactly WHERE it is? Might go by there (after movie at Avalon, and lunch at Bread and Chocolate) just to say 'HI,' some day. (Loving is showing at Avalon now.)

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:26 PM

3. Somebody knows where that is.

About a month ago, the neighbors put up rainbow flags. There were articles at WJLA, the WaPo, and DCist about it. You can find the neighborhood pretty easily. I haven't looked into it.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:31 PM

4. Backatcha!

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