MEDIA ADVISORY

June 30, 2013

Contact: Wendy Darling,

occupywheelchair@gmail.com

http://riseuptx.org/


WHO: Rise Up Texas!

WHAT:  MASS Nonviolent Action Preparation

WHERE: Texas Capitol, south steps

WHEN: Sunday, June 30, 2013, 5-8:30pm,

  • 5:00pm – 5:30pm / Welcome, Orientation & Updates

  • 5:30pm – 6:00pm / Know Your Rights Training

  • 6:00pm – 7:30pm / Non-Violent Direct Action Training

  • 7:30pm – 8:15pm / Spokes Council

  • 8:15pm – ??? / Breakout Groups

The Republican war on women has created a moment of awakening and action. People are rising up in unprecedented numbers to be a part of direct democracy and history. Here in Austin, we are coming together across communities to stand against this injustice. We are prepared to take nonviolent action, if democracy and justice is denied.

Rise Up Texas is the name of a growing movement of individuals and allied organizations coming together to protect and maintain reproductive sovereignty in Texas. Groups formed after Tuesday’s filibuster, including Stand With Texas Women, Kill the Bill, and the Unruly Mob as well as pre-existing activist organizations are joining this work.

Rise Up Texas is calling on activists to meet at the Capitol (south steps) on Sunday, June 30, 5-8pm for trainings, poster and t-shirt making and organizing.

About Rise Up Texas

Rise Up Texas aims to educate, inspire and empower people for transformative change.

Rise Up Texas  believes all women, regardless of race, economic status, disability status, religion, immigration status  or where they live, must have an inalienable right to safe, affordable and accessible healthcare and the right to choose what happens to our own bodies.

For interviews, more information or photos and other media contact:

Wendy Darling,

occupywheelchair@gmail.com

http://riseuptx.org/

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