We’ve had an amazing week in Cleveland, and the best is yet to come. Throughout the city, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio has been staging protests with our new friends, Lady Parts Justice!
They’ll be capping off a terrific run with a hilarious comedy show Thursday night, and tickets are still available. See Lizz Winstead, Alonzo Bodden, Frank Conniff, Cleveland’s Mike Polk, and other awesome comedians entertain the crowd before and DURING Donald Trump’s speech. He’ll be blabbing up on the big screen while our comedy dream team cracks jokes on stage about his big night.
Tickets available here. (Buy now and get General Admission at 30% off!)
Scroll down and keep reading to learn about all our actions during the RNC.
Last week, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio worked with Preterm, New Voices for Reproductive Justice, and Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio to create a new website: ohioabortionfacts.org To educate Ohio voters and RNC delegates, we took over the websites for the Columbus Dispatch, Dayton Daily News, and Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Learn more at Rewire.com.
Sunday, our team crashed a fundraiser for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine! We wanted to make sure everyone knew how anti-choice he is. He has gubernatorial ambitions, which would be a disaster for Ohio women and families.
We showed up… but barely any of his supporters did! Sad!
Monday, our activists marched in the End Poverty Now! march through downtown Cleveland.
Tuesday morning, we started having some real fun! Joined by Lizz Winstead and her Lady Parts Justice crew, we “sidewalk counseled” outside Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum luncheon at the Browns’ football stadium. For two hours, we screamed and yelled and prayed for these anti-choice RNC delegates. We gave them a taste of the kind of protests that women face walking into abortion clinics across Ohio — which can be an unpleasant experience.
The highlight lowlight of the protest was this lowlife who told out volunteer that: “If I owned you, I’d keep you chained to the stove.”
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Wednesday, Kellie Copeland took the mic at the official Speaker’s Platform in Cleveland’s Public Square. Volunteers from NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, the Preterm abortion clinic, and Lady Parts Justice shared their own abortion stories, and read stories from women across Ohio.
Thursday night, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio welcomes comedian and The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead and her Lady Parts Justice comedy team to Cleveland for an epic take-down of the Republican National Convention! Joining them is Emmy Award-winning comedian and star of Mystery Science Theatre 3000, Frank Conniff, and the star of NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, Alonzo Bodden!The event will be a raucous, interactive RNC watch party timed to coincide with Donald Trump’s Thursday night acceptance speech. Proceeds from this event go to benefit the work of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio and Lady Parts Justice.
Bohemian National Hall at Sokol Greater Cleveland
4939 Broadway Ave, Cleveland, OH 44127 (map)
July 21, 2016
VIP reception at 7:00 p.m. — $75
Doors open for General Admission at 8:30 p.m. — $50 (REDUCED! General Admission now 30% off!!!)
Tickets and comedian bios: http://comedyrnc.brownpapertickets.com/
Proceeds from this event go to benefit the work of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio and Lady Parts Justice.
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.