“This MONDAY, we’re teaming up with Sarah Silverman, Lizz Winstead, and the New York Abortion Access Fund to host Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can Choose – an online telethon to raise money for Texas abortion funds. You won’t believe all the stars who will be there! “Join” the event page to get updates and show your support!–> http://nar.al/1ku “
I’m just going to copy and paste the e-mail as it sums it up. NYC is my heart and my home; Texas is a place where love is for me, so let’s get out there and show them that NYC & TX; no, that women from ALL across the nation, the WORLD, can and will stand together to demand justice. Check the RSVP page, THIS MONDAY! Call in sick, get off work early, skip the movies, fight for women’s rights.
New York City this Monday, November 18, from 7-10 p.m. ET.
In case you’re not in the NYC area you can watch the live stream given in the link below, or, if you are not a facebook user (yay!) then you, too, can watch this event either here http://www.ladypartsjustice.com/ or,
“If you don’t use Facebook, you can still watch the live stream. We’ll be posting it on ProChoiceAmerica.org on Monday night.”
From the facebook event page:
“Here’s how the event will work: Lizz and Sarah will host the event in front of a live audience in NYC, but you’ll be able to join us no matter where you are! (that’s why the internet is the greatest). The hosts will be joined throughout the night by guests listed above (more to come), music will be played, jokes will be told, it will be a grand ol’ time! People from all over the country and the world will be able to WATCH and to donate to TX funds!, 7-10 ES”
Comedian Sarah Silverman and Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead have had it with what’s happening in Texas.
Just like us, they are sick and tired of watching anti-choice politicians telling women how to live their lives.
So Sarah and Lizz have teamed up with us, New York Abortion Access Fund, and Lady Parts Justice to host Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can Choose, a star-studded online telethon to raise money for the fight to stop the attacks on abortion access in Texas. It will stream live from New York City this Monday, November 18, from 7-10 p.m. ET.
You have to be part of this and join us from home as the biggest names in comedy, music, entertainment, and activism stand with Texas women and against injustice.
RSVP on Facebook to tell them you’re going – and get updates directly from these amazing women.
This event will benefit pro-choice organizers and activists working on the ground in Texas who provide counseling, funding, and even transportation to women seeking abortion care. As abortion clinics are closing and Texas women are facing cancelled appointments with seemingly nowhere to turn, we must lend a hand.
The response to this event has been amazing. New celebrities are signing on every day to join the effort, but you’ll see Dascha Polanco of Orange Is The New Black, Jemima Kirke of HBO’s Girls, Kathy Najimy from Sister Act, King Ad Rock of The Beastie Boys, comedian Amy Schumer, Joan Walsh of MSNBC, and so many more artists and smart people – you can get the full list on the Facebook event page.
As a native Texan myself, I am especially touched by this effort to protect our sisters back at home. No one should face the kind of desperation that Texas anti-choice politicians have forced on these women and families. That’s why I hope you take part in this event on Monday – all you need is the Internet.
Join Sarah Silverman, Lizz Winstead, and me this Monday from 7 to 10 p.m. ET – get counted officially and help spread the word by RSVPing on Facebook.
Thanks for all you do to make choice real for women.
Ilyse G. Hogue
NARAL Pro-Choice America
P.S. If you don’t use Facebook, you can still watch the live stream. We’ll be posting it on ProChoiceAmerica.org on Monday night.