#CLE4Women Rally Wed. July 17th on steps of Cleveland City Hall 1pm

#CLE4Women Reproductive Rights Rally Against HB59

Wednesday July 17th | 1pm | Cleveland City Hall

Rally | Meet and Plan with other concerned organizations.

Bella Sin : Mallory McMaster : State Rep. Nicki Antonio

Facebook Event Page

Pastebin Information Page

Wear Black | Signs Welcome | Use #CLE4Women hastag on Twitter for updates

Red speech balloon with #CLE4Women inside

We will be livestreaming this event with two feeds on our LiveStreaming page or at two ustreams:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jusstreaming

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/occupy-cleveland-2-013

 

Wednesday July 17th, 1pm Infront of Cleveland city hall!

Petitions to repeal HB 59: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/repeal-the-ohio-state.fb28?source=s.fb&r_by=94859
& http://www.change.org/petitions/john-kasich-overturn-ohio-house-bill-59-2

Cleveland gathers to raise awareness over Governor Kasich’s decision to defund organizations that offer reproductive healthcare. One in five women in the U.S. has visited a Planned Parenthood health center at least once in her life. *

What Does This Mean? What Can we Do? How Do we Move Forward From Here?

We have invited organizations focused on correcting the situation to answer questions and direct us to the best action plan. This Demonstration is a peaceful rally showing support and raising our voices. Planned Parenthood services help prevent more than 684,000 unintended pregnancies each year and provides 585,000 Pap tests and nearly 640,000 breast exams each year- critical services in detecting cancer.* We want the healthcare we deserve and a decision that is rightfully ours.

Wear BLACK in support to this event- As a sign of unity-

Join us – Lets Stand With Our State and Nationwide To Let Them Know How We Feel!

Speakers-
State Representative Nickie J. Antonio, MPA, BsEd., Serving in her second elected term at the Ohio House of Representatives, from District 13, Nickie J. Antonio has long been an advocate working for equality for women, minorities, working and low-income families, seniors and the LGBT community for more than two decades.

Organizations-
Preterm
Basement Beauties

Event Leads-
Main Contact- Bella Sin
Lisa Cooper
Rebecca Strong

*Sourced from http://www.plannedparenthood.org/about-us/who-we-are/planned-parenthood-glance-5552.htm
More Info:

https://www.facebook.com/events/624788134207162/

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You can call Kasich at (614) 466-3555 to talk to him about all your reproductive health questions!
(https://www.facebook.com/events/622688177756300/)
Remember, Kasich is up for reelection in 2014! GET HIM OUT!

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Group for all places in ohio: https://www.facebook.com/groups/297263477086442/
Columbus OH Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stand-with-Ohio-Women/549873948410105

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Noon Rally Tuesday April 30th on Public Square: One Year Later

Join us downtown on the anniversary of the arrests of the Cleveland 4 and the reemergence of the Occupy Cleveland movement.

When: Noon, Tuesday April 30th 2013

Where: Public Square. Most likely at Tom Johnson Quadrant on the north west quadrant at W. Roadway and Rockwell Streets.

Since the events of a year ago the Occupy Wall Street movement has been suffering the effects of coordinated campaigns to suppress dissent and protest in public spaces as it actively promotes a better model of social change from the grassroots. Part of that strategy by post 9/11 law enforcement and homeland security agencies has been to attempt to entrap activists in terror plots promoted by these agencies. This happened here in Cleveland a year ago with 5 members who participated with us in open, transparent general assemblies. Our movement suffered by the actions of both law enforcement and these individuals’ misguided collaboration with an ex-con informant (never part of Occupy Cleveland) with multiple felonies working for the FBI off the premises of our movement. We have survived the damage done and are willing to engage the public and media about how we move forward, support our friends paying the awful penalty with long prison sentences, and rally for Joshua Stafford who is attempting to fight his charges this summer.
Occupy Cleveland has always affirmed its commitment to the principles of non-violence, following the Occupy Wall Street movement’s example, from the beginning of the movement here in October of 2011. It confirmed this following the events of April 30, 2012 and has firmly disavowed any participants who strayed from the proposals passed by the General Assembly early on concerning our movement’s commitment to non-violence. Occupy Cleveland was clear on May 1st 2012 with the public and media about what we stand on the issue of non-violence. We continue that commitment today and on the anniversary of the events of the arrests.

Join us tomorrow and help us spread the story of the Cleveland 4 and the impact of free speech and assembly here in Cleveland.


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Why Perseverance Matters When We Talk of Peace in This Season

Erin McArdle discusses her choices to fight her charges and defend our 1st Amendment rights on Public Square. She points out the oppression on the horizon for Occupy and the importance to stand and deliver for the space to say what needs to be said on Public Square.

This interview was taken in early March after the City of Cleveland refused to dismiss the original charges. Because of their choice to prosecute and deny this was a civil rights issue, Erin and Lea had to decide for the long haul of not allowing the City Law Department and Mayors office to intimate citizens with arrests and long expensive challenges to their abuse of police powers over Free Speech. The video illustrates what it takes in clarity and execution to struggle in the Public Square for a voice for the 99%.

She ends with:

“What’s most important is that we meet that threat with Peace.”

Thank you Erin and Lea. And Peace this Season to all of Cleveland.

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Cleveland Public Square Curfew Ordinance Declared Unconstitutional

Occupy Cleveland members WIN the right of citizens to freely assemble, communicate thoughts, and discuss questions in public space guaranteeing their 1st Amendment rights.

 

 

Ohio State Court of Appeals Reverses Arrests of October 21, 2011

Erin McCardle and Leatrice Tolls were the two last remaining of the 11 arrested on October 21, 2011 in the Tom Johnson Quadrant of Public Square in downtown Cleveland who took their case for appeal to the State of Ohio. Their separate judgments were consolidated in a test of the 1st Amendment rights of Ohio citizens in public spaces. What follows below in the written opinion is a tour de force to sweep away an ill thought out city ordinance designed to keep the quadrant free of homeless and undesirables for the “safety and cleanliness” of the square.

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Town Hall Interactive Forum on July, 7th

JOIN US !Help spread the word ! for a 2 part really informative , powerful and needed training Town Hall discussion on the historical perspective on repression of activists both locally and nationally in the Occupy Movement. Sunday, a training for how best to promote security culture, while protecting yourselves and how to provide jail support for those targeted …

Town Hall Interactive Forum on July, 7th
7 pm
Tom Johnson Quadrant on Public Square , Cleveland, OH
bring lawn chairs and water..

Come participate share your views experiences / and how they fit into with the repression of activists in the Occupy movement nationally w/ historical perspectives on simuliar tactics being used against Muslims and communities of color in America in a post 9-11 nightmare . Will include an update on how our 5 are fairing by those of us in the trenches and created by 2 fascilitators from OWS touring the country ..

Sunday July, 8th
5:30 PM – 7
Catholic Worker Storefront 4241 Lorain Rd ,Cleveland , OH
POTLUCK ! Bring something yummy to share ! Or just come !

Activist training info workshop on prisoner support /repression/ and how to protect yourself as we move fwd

* feel free to join us after to discuss current events and advocacy on behalf of the Cleveland 5 .

Please message me or call with any ??’s Lesswallmorestreet@riseup.net | Twitter: @lesswallmorestreet FB: lesswallmorestreet | www.LessWallMoreSt.com

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