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!
Video of the “Bans Off Our Bodies” rally for abortion and reproductive rights at the Charlottesville Free Speech Wall (5/14/2022)