Area residents are invited to join a Bans Off Our Bodies rally in Springwood Park, Asbury Park hosted by the Asbury Park Women’s Convention at 4 p.m. St., July 9 to fight for reproductive rights. Rain date is July 10.
The Women’s Convention, co-founded in 2017 by Asbury Park Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn and Jess Alaimo, will be organizing the event. Other APWC members and organizers include Councilwoman Yvonne Clayton, Women’s March Founder Dani Fiori, Councilwoman Eileen Chapman, Michelle Gladden, and Christina Zuk.
The event will feature an eclectic group of speakers, musicians, and more. The crowd can expect to hear personal stories from women from all walks of life. Money will be raised to help provide abortion access to women all over America. The rally will present “action items” for attendees to work on after they leave. APWC recognizes that this isn’t a one-time rally – this is the start of a long fight.
“We already won this fight 50 years ago. We will not stand by idly as they dismantle the rights that my generation fought for,” Councilwoman Yvonne Clayton said. “With the majority of Americans supporting a woman’s right to choose, this isn’t about political lines. This is about all Americans coming together and restoring the will of the people.”
“This is just the beginning. Next they will be coming after contraception, marriage equality, and more,” said Jess Alaimo. “Our event will welcome everyone – regardless of political affiliation. Pro-choice Americans exist on all party lines. Now is the time to come together and fight for women.”