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Fwd: Join with JALSA -- Abortion Rally on Saturday; Watch Party on Tuesday
11:18 AM (3 hours ago)
to me, David
Can we get the May 14 and May 17 events posted on JewishBoston?
Maria, can you do that?
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From: Rowe Resources
Date: Wed, May 11, 2022 at 11:03 AM
Subject: Fwd: Join with JALSA -- Abortion Rally on Saturday; Watch Party on Tuesday
To: Rowe Resources
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From: Jewish Alliance for Law & Social Action
Date: Wed, May 11, 2022 at 10:26 AM
Subject: Join with JALSA -- Abortion Rally on Saturday; Watch Party on Tuesday
Massachusetts Jewish Community
Stands Up for Abortion Rights
Jewish Community Meet-Up for Boston Rally
Saturday, May 14 at 11:30 AM (rally starts 12:00 noon)
(info on other rallies across the state, too!)
Jewish Community Watch Party for National Rally
Tuesday, May 17 at 8:45 AM
Dear JALSA Community,
As we mentioned in previous emails, a US Supreme Court draft opinion was leaked earlier this month that, if actually issued, would overturn Roe v. Wade. Not only would this upend 50 years worth of settled law related to reproductive rights, but it has implications for access to birth control, same-sex relationships, interracial marriages, and so much more.
Our Jewish values tell us that a pregnant person has a right to the protection of their physical, mental, and emotional health, and that there is no religious obligation to continue a pregnancy if it may result in harm to themselves. By restricting access to abortion, the Supreme Court will be preventing us from living according to these values.
With that in mind, we are organizing to raise our voices. Join with us and our Jewish community allies for these two upcoming events.
Bans off our Bodies Day of Action
Saturday, May 14
Boston Common - Parkman Bandstand
Meet at 11:30 AM
Jewish Community Meet Up Spot:
Corner of Boylston and Tremont, near T stop
(look for JALSA signs -- we will walk to rally spot at 11:45 AM)
Rally starts at 12:00 Noon
As part of the national Bans Off Our Bodies Day of Action, a coalition of Massachusetts based organizations, including JALSA, are cosponsoring a rally on May 14th at 12pm on Boston Common. JALSA, the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW Massachusetts), and our Jewish community allies will be gathering at the Boylston T stop, on the corner of Boylston and Tremont. We'll meet at 11:30 AM, and head to the main rally together at 11:45 AM.
The event is designed to show support for abortion access as reproductive rights are under attack, and to show the public won't back down during this crisis. You can RSVP for the event by using this link.
And let us know you want to be part of the Jewish community meet-up by using this link.
Join us if it is in your practice to attend events on Shabbat. Remember to bring sunblock and water. It's going to be hot!
Volunteers for JALSA Table -
JALSA will have a table at the Boston rally. If you can take a volunteer shift from 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM, please let us know! Email Bryan@jalsa.org.
Not near Boston? Find out about rallies all over the state at https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/rightfully-ours/bans-off-our-bodies
Just put in your zip code to find your nearest rally!
Jewish Rally for Abortion Justice
Virtual Watch Party
Tuesday, May 17
8:45 AM -- Zoom Begins
9:00 AM -- Watch Live Stream from DC
JALSA is proud to join other Jewish organizations from all across the country by being a cosponsor of the Jewish Rally for Abortion Justice, organized by the National Council of Jewish Women. The rally will be held at 9 AM on Tuesday, May 17 in Washington, DC. If you'd like to attend the rally in person, you can register by using this link and you will be sent the exact location the day before the rally.