Women to rally for health care rights at Capitol Saturday

Saturday at 9:30 am, a group of Colorado women and family members will gather at Civic Center Park’s Greek Amphitheater for a rally to protect women’s access to health care, and for the right of each woman to make her own health care decisions.

State legislators, musicians, poets, community leaders, and ordinary Coloradans will speak about current legislation in Colorado and other states. Following the rally, attendees will march around the State Capitol and back around Civic Center Park to where they started.

Presenters at the Rally will include:

State Representative and US Congressional Candidate Joe Miklosi; State senators Morgan Carroll, Rev. Lucia Guzman, and Betty Boyd; State Senate Majority President and U.S. congressional candidate Brandon Shaffer; state representatives Crisanta Duran and Lois Court; attorney Beth Klein; musical comedy by The Raging Grannies; Unitarian Universalist Reverend Dr. NoriRost; Rosemary Harris Lytle, CO NAACP state president; poetry slam artists, Suzi Q and Jen Rinaldi; and music by The Foxfield Four.

State Senator Morgan Carroll speaking at the Capitol. (Kersgaard)

The rally and march have been organized by a grassroots group of Colorado women, primarily using social media, following talk show host Rush Limbaugh’s personal attack on law student Sandra Fluke, and Foster Friess’s comment that women should “put an aspirin between their knees” as a form of birth control, said organizer Nancy Cronk in a press release.

“Extremists in Congress are deliberately increasing the cost of health care for millions of women. At the same time, they have let the Violence Against Women Act expire. It is outrageous” said Miklosi.

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