Women’s March Executive Director: ‘Our Message Is Very Simple...Keep Your Bans Off of Our Bodies’

‘80% of the people in this country do not support Roe v. Wade being overturned’

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CARMONA: “Yes, thank you for that question. Because I think it’s so important to realize that the folks that come to these rallies and marches, and the folks who even plan them. 80 percent of these people are folks that have not been active before and are getting active now. And so, the folks that are here across the country, raising our voices together, were just everyday people who are here in the outrage at the leaked SCOTUS decision. And we are wanting to tell, you know, the folks who claim to fight for us, the folks who claim to govern, to step into your role and to protect folks, because 80 percent of the people in this country do not support Roe v. Wade being overturned. And so, what we want to stop is this anti-democratic slide that we see present in our government, in our Supreme Court that has been become increasingly politicized. You know, and in — and in local and state governments all across the country. So, you know, that’s what we’re trying to do today. And also, it’s not just one day. So, today, it’s about rallying, it’s about raising our voices. It’s about taking to the streets. But this is just kicking off a summer of weeks and months of action, because we’re going to be here fighting for as long as it takes.”

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