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BigmanPigman

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Hometown: Phila.,PA
Home country: USA
Current location: San Diego, CA
Member since: Wed Mar 1, 2017, 09:12 PM
Number of posts: 45,898

About Me

I am 57, retired teacher and illustrator, life-long dem., activist, union member. Also I do not use social media and I'm technologically retarded. I love dogs, rock music and swearing (a lot). My 17 year old "puppy" died on June 2, 2020. She grew up listening to Animals (Pink Floyd). She has kept me sane through the tRump years, not easy, and has given me endless love, companionship, kisses and tail wags.

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DU Poll: What is the most surprising event of the last 6 years?

If someone went into a coma in 2015 and woke up now, what would be the most surprising event they would notice?

DOJ requested transcripts from 1/6 Cmte.

Just heard on MSNBC via NY Times.

There's a Virtual Rally for Sat. Pro Choice rallies too.

Bans Off Our Bodies Virtual Rally with PPFA and PPAF
Virtual Rally
Bans Off Our Bodies Virtual Rally with PPFA and PPAF organized by Planned Parenthood Action Fund
Time
Saturday, May 14
1 – 3pm EDT
Location
Virtual event
Join from anywhere
Hosted in 53703
About this event
Link to Join us: https://www.facebook.com/PlannedParenthoodGenerationAction/

Join Planned Parenthood Federation of America at a virtual Bans Off Our Bodies rally on May 14! A month before SCOTUS is likely to rule on a pivotal case in sexual health and reproductive freedom, we will join together for a Bans Off Our Bodies Day of Action on May 14th to send a clear, firm message that abortion care IS health care.

In just the first three months of 2022, more than 500 anti-abortion restrictions were filed in 41 states. Access to abortion is being directly stripped away from millions of people who may seek access to abortion right now. As we face these attacks in the states on abortion and await the decision from the Supreme Court on Jackson Women’s Health Organization (JWHO) v. Dobbs we must make the message clear that we will not stand for these bans.

If you would like more information on how you can get involved visit BansOffOurBodies.org and we look forward to seeing you on May 14!

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500+ pro choice protests Sat. Are you going?

BANS OFF OUR BODIES: Hundreds of Pro Choice rallies planned for May 14 (Sat).
https://www.mobilize.us/ppaf/map
https://www.mobilize.us/ppaf/?from_map=true&lat=48.373750597799386&lon=-101.55638423650642&zoom=2.575766305957027

Hundreds of cities across the US will join in a mass protest against abortion bans. More events are added each day. Continue to check your local "Ban Off My Body" for a rally near you.

On Monday, May 2nd, Politico published a leaked draft Supreme Court majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that explicitly overturns Roe v. Wade. This is an unprecedented leak from the court that, if true, would reverse nearly 50 years of precedent and explicitly end federal constitutional protections for abortion. 26 states could move quickly to ban abortion, meaning millions of people might live without local access to abortion. The people in your community and across the country deserve the power and freedom to make their own personal reproductive health care decisions.

May 14th "BANS OFF OUR BODIES" protests in 300 cities

Spread the word...



BANS OFF OUR BODIES: Hundreds of Pro Choice rallies planned for May 14 (Sat).
https://www.mobilize.us/ppaf/map
https://www.mobilize.us/ppaf/?from_map=true&lat=48.373750597799386&lon=-101.55638423650642&zoom=2.575766305957027

Hundreds of cities across the US will join in a mass protest against abortion bans. More events are added each day. Continue to check your local "Ban Off My Body" for a rally near you.

"On Monday, May 2nd, Politico published a leaked draft Supreme Court majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that explicitly overturns Roe v. Wade. This is an unprecedented leak from the court that, if true, would reverse nearly 50 years of precedent and explicitly end federal constitutional protections for abortion. 26 states could move quickly to ban abortion, meaning millions of people might live without local access to abortion. The people in your community and across the country deserve the power and freedom to make their own personal reproductive health care decisions."

BANS OFF OUR BODIES: Hundreds of Pro Choice rallies planned for May 14 (Sat).

https://www.mobilize.us/ppaf/map
https://www.mobilize.us/ppaf/?from_map=true&lat=48.373750597799386&lon=-101.55638423650642&zoom=2.575766305957027

Hundreds of cities across the US will join in a mass protest against abortion bans. More events are added each day. Continue to check your local "Ban Off My Body" for a rally near you.

On Monday, May 2nd, Politico published a leaked draft Supreme Court majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that explicitly overturns Roe v. Wade. This is an unprecedented leak from the court that, if true, would reverse nearly 50 years of precedent and explicitly end federal constitutional protections for abortion. 26 states could move quickly to ban abortion, meaning millions of people might live without local access to abortion. The people in your community and across the country deserve the power and freedom to make their own personal reproductive health care decisions.

I just returned from my protest/march

I am in a blue state and the speakers urged the crowd to call our Dem senators and to call all the officials at the local, county and state levels and encourage them and thank them. GOTV was mentioned by everyone. Several hundred people were there, all ages and sexes. Many people spoke and began to cry (that made me cry too) they were so angry. It was very powerful. They also called out Manchin, Sinema and Susan Collins. Many people said that this was the tip of the iceberg and more rights will be on the chopping block next. I was interviewed by the local TV station and I mentioned all of this.

*****There are going to be rallies on May 14th in many cities. Check out #BANS OFF OUR BODIES

This has just been announced so keep checking in for current info.

https://www.mobilize.us/womensmarchfoundation/event/458550/

Pro Choice protests around the US at 5 PM tonight

Pro Choice protests around the US at 5 PM tonight.
NARAL, Planned Parenthood and Womens March are urging everyone to go to your city's town hall

Today, we show up—to say abortion care is health care and #BansOffOurBodies!

"Can you show up in your community at 5 p.m. local time tonight, Tuesday, May 3, at your local federal building, courthouse, or town square, for a rapid-response protest against the right-wing attacks on abortion rights and demand our elected officials act now before any more services are cut off?

These protests are coming together fast. All across the country, folks are going to gather at federal courthouses and other federal buildings, town halls, town squares, and community outdoor spaces. Because of the short turnaround time, we don’t have details for each local event, and most won’t have formal hosts or programs. Instead, it’s just a natural outpouring of energy as we show up to resist the attacks from the right-wing justices and Republican politicians and demonstrate that we will continue to fight to ensure abortion is safe, legal, and accessible for all who seek it.

The Supreme Court decision is not final yet—now is the time to raise our voices to spur elected officials at all levels to use every power they have to protect our civil rights against this rigged right-wing court.

Please bring your family, your signs, your stories, your heart, and your fierce commitment to your closest courthouse, federal building, or town hall, tonight at 5 p.m. local time to demand abortion remain accessible, safe, and legal!

Check social media, reach out to your local political groups, or ask friends and neighbors to find out if an event is taking place near you. If you can’t find an event, you can decide to go on your own with a few friends and spread the word—chances are that others are looking to take action as well and will come and find you. The important thing is that we are visible, so others are inspired to join us."

Pro Choice protests around the US at 5 PM tonight.

NARAL, Planned Parenthood and Womens March are urging everyone to go to your city's town hall

Today, we show up—to say abortion care is health care and #BansOffOurBodies!

"Can you show up in your community at 5 p.m. local time tonight, Tuesday, May 3, at your local federal building, courthouse, or town square, for a rapid-response protest against the right-wing attacks on abortion rights and demand our elected officials act now before any more services are cut off?

These protests are coming together fast. All across the country, folks are going to gather at federal courthouses and other federal buildings, town halls, town squares, and community outdoor spaces. Because of the short turnaround time, we don’t have details for each local event, and most won’t have formal hosts or programs. Instead, it’s just a natural outpouring of energy as we show up to resist the attacks from the right-wing justices and Republican politicians and demonstrate that we will continue to fight to ensure abortion is safe, legal, and accessible for all who seek it.

The Supreme Court decision is not final yet—now is the time to raise our voices to spur elected officials at all levels to use every power they have to protect our civil rights against this rigged right-wing court.

Please bring your family, your signs, your stories, your heart, and your fierce commitment to your closest courthouse, federal building, or town hall, tonight at 5 p.m. local time to demand abortion remain accessible, safe, and legal!

Check social media, reach out to your local political groups, or ask friends and neighbors to find out if an event is taking place near you. If you can’t find an event, you can decide to go on your own with a few friends and spread the word—chances are that others are looking to take action as well and will come and find you. The important thing is that we are visible, so others are inspired to join us."

https://obrag.org/2022/05/today-we-show-up-at-our-federal-building-to-say-abortion-care-is-health-care/

Posted by BigmanPigman | Tue May 3, 2022, 05:55 PM (1 replies)

California preps to be a haven for abortion rights

"California abortion rights groups, providers and Democratic lawmakers are all getting ready for a potential influx of out-of-state women. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to dramatically scale back, or even end, the constitutional right to abortion."

https://calmatters.org/politics/2022/04/california-abortion-rights/

"California abortion clinics are building new facilities closer to transit hubs and training more staff. A package of a dozen abortion rights bills moving through the Legislature could expand the number of providers, provide financial assistance to women traveling to California to terminate their pregnancies, and legally protect the doctors who treat them."

"As new restrictions rapidly sweep the country in anticipation of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling this summer that may dramatically scale back or even end the constitutional right to abortion, California is preparing to step into the void — and welcome a possible surge of patients losing access in dozens of other states. That scenario seems more likely after Politico published a draft majority opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade."
Posted by BigmanPigman | Tue May 3, 2022, 12:38 AM (1 replies)
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