Friday, November 03, 2006

Benefit for Choice

Why on earth is Ed doing all these political posts?, I hear you wondering. Because election day is around the corner (and absolutely critical this time around) and because, IMO, art and politics mix like gin and tonic, socially speaking anyway. Besides, you're gonna pass up an opportunity to meet Gloria Steinem? I hear she's like the Germaine Greer of America:

A Choice Conversation with Gloria Steinem: Developing Tomorrow's Leaders Today

A Benefit for Choice USA

November 9, 2006, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

McKenzie Fine Art, Inc.

511 W 25th Street, Second Floor
New York, NY 10001
(and don't miss the great exhibition by Chris Gallagher while you're there)
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You and other pro-choice supporters!
Tickets: $100 donation

RSVP by November 3 online or by calling Heather Darling at 202-965-7700

Purchase Your Ticket Today to Support Future Pro-Choice Leaders!

Join renowned author and activist Gloria Steinem for an evening of fun, food and conversation about the future of the pro-choice movement.

In the past year, emboldened by the appointment of two conservative justices to the Supreme Court, South Dakota passed a sweeping abortion ban. In California, a proposed initiative seeks to limit young people’s right to choose. And across the nation, pharmacists are doling out speeches and admonitions rather than prescriptions.

With reproductive freedom under attack, now more than ever, it’s imperative to build a thriving, successful pro-choice movement -- one that is ever evolving, embracing trailblazers while making room for new leaders. Building such a movement requires focusing our resources on developing youth today!

"If anyone wonders who the new leaders are - or who is nurturing them - they have only to look at Choice USA ." – Gloria Steinem

Movements for social change wither unless they develop new leaders. Choice USA is the sole organization in the pro-choice movement entirely devoted to preparing diverse young people for leadership roles.

We invite you to learn more about us, and about what you can do to ensure a pro-choice future. Bring your questions, thoughts, and ideas and share them with Choice USA President, Gloria Steinem, and Executive Director, Crystal Plati!

Thanks and hope to see you on November 9!
Crystal Plati, Valerie McKenzie, Susan Lobel, and Lauren Young

Choice USA

1010 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Suite 410
Washington, DC 20007


Anonymous David said...

an opportunity to meet Gloria Steinem? I hear she's like the Germaine Greer of America

Ha, that's really funny!

Remind me who Germaine Greer is again...

11/03/2006 12:13:00 PM  
Blogger JD said...

Here's another plug for donating a few hours of your time between now and election day to call voters in areas with close congressional elections. The GOP has an excellent get-out-the-vote machine, and we need to do the same! MoveOn is having phone calling parties this weekend, hosted by folks who live in your neighborhood, most probably. You just bring your cellphone, and all other materials are provided. I hosted one of these a few weeks back, and it was great. Go to for more info. Another easy option is to do phonebanking (happening almost around the clock from now til election day!) hosted by Citizen Action, taking place in midtown at SEIU headquarters. You can just stop in for a few hours, whenever. Call Fred Wright at (212)523-0180, x44 for more info.

11/03/2006 12:29:00 PM  
Blogger Lisa Hunter said...

Your political posts are entirely pertinent to art. In election years when conservatives can't lash out about two grooms on a wedding cake, they fall back on that old standard: "Let's abolish the National Endowment for the Arts."

11/03/2006 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous jec said...

Gloria Steinem rocks! I wish I could afford to go.

I want to echo jd's sentiment. Everyone should do whatever you can to help get out the vote. There are so many critical, competitive races that need support--phoning, knocking on doors, poll watching, etc. MoveOn makes phoning easy. If you want to do more, call a campaign and ask them where and when you should show up

11/03/2006 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is not too late to buy tickets as the invitation implies. Tickets can be purchased at the door, too.
Please support this cause any way you can!
Sara Jo Romero
Schroeder Romero

11/03/2006 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous bambino said...

I really want to go and support but unfortunally that's a day when I turn 18 again :)

11/03/2006 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jd -

thanks for the moveon reminder. i just signed up for a phone party tomorrow.


11/03/2006 05:54:00 PM  
Blogger JD said...

Oriane, you go, girl!

11/03/2006 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous ml said...

Roadsign in north Georgia:

Wake up! Don't drink the Kool-Aid.

11/04/2006 11:16:00 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

And if you can't attend this event, but still want to learn about or support the movement, check out this info-packed site!!

11/09/2006 03:25:00 PM  

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