My belated, brief recap of the Unite Against the War on Women rally, 4/28/12:
Congressman John “Awesome” Yarmuth spoke around 2:30 pm. He was, of course, awesome.
We estimate that there were approximately 300 people present for the Congressman’s address. The crowd size fluctuated after Yarmuth spoke, averaging between 100–150 people in size. Really, it was a great turnout, especially on a day with so many competing events.
Amy Shoemaker, Democratic candidate for the KY State Senate, got to speak after all! She, and every single one of the speakers and bands that performed that day contributed something different yet equally amazing to the rally. The progressive organizations that tabled the event made it easy for attendees to get informed and connect with other pro-women people. In times like these, events like this remind us that we’re not alone, we’re not crazy, and we’re not going anywhere.
There will be more pictures and video to follow.
As for Unite Women Kentucky, this rally was only the beginning of our efforts to fight for women’s rights in Kentucky and in all 50 states. Email email@example.com to join the fight.