Dear friends,

Yesterday was devastating.

It was quickly clear that the 49 people killed and 53 people injured in Orlando early Sunday morning were targeted because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. They had come together in what they assumed would be a safe space, to relax and celebrate within their own community.

June is a special month for LGBTQ citizens. We celebrate Pride not only as a celebration of sexual freedom, but also a recognition of the pain and suffering of the past. Pain and suffering that unfortunately continues today.

Please join NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio in this season of celebration and remembrance. We will be participating in Pride Festivals across Ohio. Volunteers to distribute information and collect petition signatures are needed.

Our mission calls on us to stand for reproductive rights and sexual freedom. Our core belief is that you should have complete control of your own body. We believe that everyone has the right to love whomever they love. We all must be allowed to live without interference from government, threats or shame from those who would judge you, or acts of violence from anyone. 

In solidarity,

Kellie Copeland
Executive Director

Columbus Pride — June 17 &18, Goodale Park 

Cincinnati Pride — June 25, Sawyer Point

Youngstown Pride — July 16, downtown Youngstown

Cleveland Pride — August 13, downtown Cleveland

Toledo Pride — August 26, Levis Square

Help build a pro-choice Ohio. Every day, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio fights to protect access to the full range of reproductive health care options—including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and safe & legal abortion care. We educate the public about the real threat to women’s healthcare posed by anti-choice legislation and policies. We mobilize pro-choice Ohioans to take political action to defend reproductive rights. And we are the voice for Ohio’s abortion clinics, helping them navigate the increasingly hostile climate created by extremist groups. But we need your help. As a member organization, we rely on your financial support to fund our important legislative, educational, and grassroots activities.

Contribute to NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio


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