The grassroots group “Bans Off Our Bodies Cville” organized the rally, with very significant organizing support from the Cville Dems. The event was a great success despite some rainy weather, with 300-400 coming out to voice their support for abortion and reproductive rights.
Event speakers were:
- Josh Throneburg, Candidate for VA 5th District
- Prof. Anne Coughlin, UVA Law
- Prof. Larycia Hawkins, UVA Religion
- Deborah Arenstein, Blue Ridge Abortion Fund
- Renee Branson, Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA)
- Doris Gelbman, local attorney
- Dr. Irène Mathieu, local pediatrician
Thanks to all the Cville Dems who did Voter Registration (our VR crew also did a second event at the same time!), who volunteered to help make the event happen, and who attended to show our support!