Walk in My Shoes, Hear Our Voice
Georgians Walk in Solidarity around the Georgia State Capitol on February 25th
for our health and lives; for freedom, equality, justice and human dignity for all.

Too many politicians openly support a denial of basic health care and the reversal of essential human rights. This has got to stop. We know that efforts to restrict healthcare, reproduction, sexual, and parenting freedoms are often linked to other forms of discrimination which we oppose.

We’ve reached the tipping point and with the 2014 elections looming, we’re here to say: “we won’t go back!”

The organizations listed below have come together to support this Walk in Solidarity around the state capitol. Our organizing principle is as follows: We are here to reclaim our voice. We reject bills that do not comply and support bills that do comply with the following principles* for all Georgians:

  • to determine when and whether to have children,
  • to have a healthy pregnancy and birth;
  • to become a parent and parent with dignity, and
  • to have safe and healthy relationships and families.

*These principles are the four guidelines from Center for American Progress in their paper “More than a Choice,” informed by SisterSong’s extensive body of work.

Co-Sponsoring Organizations as of 2/6/14: ACLU of Georgia; American Friends Service Committee; Atlanta Feminist Women’s Health Center; Atlanta Women’s Center; Clarkston Community Center; Emory Reproductive Health Association; Georgia Equality; Georgia NOW; Georgia Reproductive Justice Access Network; Georgia Rural Urban Summit; Georgia WAND; Georgia Women for a Change; Georgia Working Group; Health Organization for Latin America; League of Women Voters of Dekalb County, Georgia; League of Women Voters of Georgia; Men Stopping Violence; Moral Monday GA; National Association of Social Workers – Georgia Chapter; National Council of Jewish Women – Atlanta Section; ONE BILLION RISING; Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates; Raksha; Refugee Women’s Network; SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective; SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW!; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta Reproductive Justice Advocacy Group. (Visit www.HearOurVoice.org for an up-to-date list of co-sponsors.)

Over 500 Georgians participated in the first “Walk in My Shoes, Hear Our Voice” on March 12, 2012 and the event received national coverage. Everyone is invited to walk in solidarity around the Georgia State Capitol for freedom, equality, justice and human dignity for all.

Media invited to attend. There will be a press event, designated spokespeople from each organization, and individuals who will be available for comment.

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