Michele Jaker of Planned Parenthood already invited everybody to Englewood for a little hot pink display of unity for women’s health. But now I’ve got a picture of the big pink bus that will roll up to the Englewood Planned Parenthood Health Center, where our own Loretta Weinberg will be speaking along with Assemblywomen Linda Stender and Valerie Huttle. I have a thing for feminist men, so I’m glad to see NJ’s congressional delegation will be repped by Senator Frank Lautenberg.
These women – Weinberg, Stender, Huttle – have not let up, with back-up advocacy from Lautenberg, since Chris Christie removed state funding from vital family planning and women’s health services, which are often the only medical services low income women have, including cervical cancer screening, breast exams, and HIV testing. Because Christie’s not willing to pay into this, we’re also losing federal dollars that require NJ’s participation, making Christie’s decision particularly destructive.
Cribbing from Michele’s post, here are the particulars:
Rally for Women’s Health
11:00 a.m. TOMORROW, Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Englewood Planned Parenthood Health Center
46 Van Brunt St.
Englewood, NJ 07631