WOMEN'S MARCH CONNECTICUT AND HOUSATONIC COMMUNITY COLLEGE WOMEN'S CENTER TO SPONSOR THE FAIRFIELD COUNTY FORUM KEYNOTE SPEAKERS INCLUDE LT GOVERNOR NANCY WYMAN AND SENATOR RICHARD BLUMENTHAL
For Immediate Release
March 28, 2017
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WOMEN'S MARCH CONNECTICUT AND HOUSATONIC COMMUNITY COLLEGE WOMEN'S CENTER TO SPONSOR THE FAIRFIELD COUNTY FORUM
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS INCLUDE LT GOVERNOR NANCY WYMAN AND SENATOR RICHARD BLUMENTHAL
What: The Women’s March Connecticut-We March On & Housatonic Community College Women’s Center is sponsoring the Fairfield County Forum to sustain the momentum from the Women’s March on Washington. All residents of Fairfield County and beyond are invited to attend the organizing forum. The purpose of this forum is to connect civic-minded individuals intent on fighting for progress at the local, state, and national level with organizations already hard at work around those causes. The forum aims to provide Connecticut residents with a direct connection to individuals and groups working on issues dealing with reproductive rights, climate change, equal pay, civil liberties, gun violence prevention, criminal justice reform, or other opportunities for advocacy or volunteerism.
Where: Housatonic Community College
Beacon Hall Events Center
900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604
When: Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 1-4pm
Keynote Speakers include CT Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman & Senator Richard Blumenthal
Participating Organizations Include: 350 CT, ACLU-CT, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, CAIR-CT, Center for Disability Rights, Center for Family Justice, Common Ground Institute & Services, CT Against Gun Violence, CT Alliance to End Sexual Violence, CT Community Organizing for Racial Equality, CT Democrats, CT Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound, CT Green Party, CT Students for a Dream, CT Women's Education and Legal Fund, CT Working Families Party, Fairfield County DTCs, Eastern Fairfield County Young Democrats, Emerge CT, GLSEN CT, Greater Bridgeport Young Democrats, The Humane Society of United States, JUNTA for Progressive Action, Make The Road CT, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Moral Mondays (Black Lives Matter), NARAL Pro-Choice CT, Nasty Women Expo, National Popular Vote CT, Newtown Action Alliance, NOW-CT Chapter, Planned Parenthood CT, Radical Advocates for Cross-Cultural Education, RESULTS - Coastal CT Chapter, Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) New Haven, Spring Glen Progressive Action Network (SGPAN), & Young Women Rising
Women’s March Connecticut-We March On is organized by a group of 25 diverse volunteer Connecticut women who organized buses to Washington D.C. for the Women's March on Washington on January 21st. The group is working to sustain the momentum from the March to keep Connecticut women and men engaged.
For more information:
Facebook site: We March On - Connecticut Chapter: https://www.facebook.com/events/1792149314392756/1822783527996001/?notif_t=like¬if_id=1484487960476031
About the Women’s March on Washington: The Women’s March on Washington, held on January 21st in Washington, D.C., intends to send a bold message to the incoming Presidential administration on their first day in office, to leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, Governors and state Congresses, and to the world, that we stand together in solidarity and expect elected leaders to act to protect the rights of women, their families and their communities. The March is led by a national coordinating committee, volunteer organizers representing all 50 states, and numerous partner organizations. Partners include Amnesty International, EMILY’s List, GLAAD, Girls Who Code, Muslim Women’s Alliance, Planned Parenthood, United We Dream, and many more.