While it's great that there is a rally happening on campus for the 25th, I feel like it would be better if students did the organizing themselves. Did the coalition organize these speakers? (Dave's great, by the way) Or was this just decided off-campus? Is Lauren a member of the coalition?
I know that the coalition voted to endorse this, but I think we should have a say in the speakers. Maybe someone from the steering commitee- Charlotee, Christina could speak? This should be democratically done through the coalition- not around it.
Since it has already been planned and the president of planned parenthood is coming, we should go ahead. But for the best event it should democratically voted on, organized, and publicized well (right now we only have a week and I haven't seen any posters). And then we can hold each other accountable for its sucess since the Reproductive Rights Coalition is being represented, and is the main vehicle on campus for the march.
Next friday april 2 at 1:15 there'll be a Pro-choice rally and March kick off. We need folks to help flyer the day before (thursday) and possibly do set up and hand out flyers the hour or two before on the day of the rally.
A while ago, I emailed about someone tabling for the UVM buses at the rally. Can this still happen....can you sell tickets, or can people sign up at the table?
So far the speakers are:
Lauren Barnett (student at UVM organizing rally)
David Zuckerman (Will try and make it to the rally to speak) and
Gloria Feldt president of PPFA.
Let me know if any of you think you want to flyer, and if you'll definitely be there tabling so we can coordinate!
Beth Tarallo, VT Grassroots Organizer, PPNNE
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March with me on Sunday, April 25th 2004 for Women's Lives! Check out www.ppnne.org/march for more info and to buy bus tickets!
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