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More Emergency Contraception Education and Mobilization Activism

FMLAs across the country are rapidly mobilizing support to make Emergency Contraception available Over the Counter through the ECOTC Campaign Petition Drive.

The MARSHALL UNIVERSITY Women’s Studies StudentAssociation, an FMF affiliate, collected 250 EC OTC petitions. Deborah Gallanger, a UCLA FMLA core member, single-handedly collected 265 ECOTC petitions as well as 95 signatures of interest in the FMLA during an anti-war walkout on campus last week.

The DUKE UNIVERSITY FMLA has committed to collecting 500 petitions by March 20 and is planning a “dorm storm” to educate all first year women about EC. They are also producing a brochure describing what EC is and how to access it on campus.

FMLAs, Affiliates, and other feminists on over 33 campuses have pledged to raise 500-2,000 petition signatures including groups from AUBURN UNIVERSITY, BOSTON UNIVERSITY, BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY, BROWN UNIVERSITY, CAL POLY POMONA, CALIFORNIA STATE LONG BEACH, CASE WESTERN UNIVERSITY, CERRITOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE, DUKE UNIVERSITY, INDIANA UNIVERSITY – BLOOMINGTON, MARSHALL UNIVERSITY, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO STATE, SUNY-NEW PALTZ, TEXAS WOMEN’S UNIVERSITY, TULANE UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – IRVINE, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – LOS ANGELES, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – SAN DIEGO, UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS – AMHERST, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – ANN ARBOR, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA – TWIN CITIES, UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA – RENO, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – GREEN BAY, VASSAR COLLEGE, WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, YALE UNIVERSITY and more!

Sign the petition online, tell your friends about the petition, and help get EC on your campus, http://www.feministcampus.org/prescribechoice/ecotc.asp

Sources:

Feminist Majority Foundation