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Leadership Alliances Across the Country Kick Off One Million Voices

From California to New York, Feminist Majority Leadership Alliances and pro-choice community activists are gearing up for One Million Voices, the Feminist Majority Foundation’s week of reproductive rights activism to commemorate the 29th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in 1973. On January 22nd, the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, Leadership Alliance activists from AMERICAN UNIVERSITY and GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY celebrated the by participating in a National Organization for Women rally and candlelight vigil in front of the United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC. Hundreds of activists turned out for this event that featured speakers including NOW President Kim Gandy, FMF President Eleanor Smeal, and National Abortion Federation Outreach Program Director (and former FMF Campus Organizer) Silvia Henriquez. The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance at the UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO screened the documentary “Jane: An Abortion Service.” The Leadership Alliances at the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA and the UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN served up slices of anniversary cake, in addition to other pro-choice events planned throughout the week. Feminists from VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY participated in a pro-choice candlelight vigil with their local NOW chapter and Planned Parenthood clinic.