Rally Against Rape Is March 1 in Amherst

One in three women in the United States will be sexually assaulted at some point during their lives. On March 1 at 4 p.m. in Amherst there will be a rally against rape, Zoë Talkin told the Valley Post. She is an organizer of the event, which will be outside the UMass Student Union building.

According to the event's Facebook page, 527 people were planning to attend as of February 23:

www.facebook.com/events/145443175618334

Terry O’Neill is president of the National Organization for Women www.now.org. On February 22 she said, “The Republican House leadership has turned to its ultra-conservative, anti-woman playbook yet again to block passage of an inclusive, bipartisan version of the Violence Against Women Act.” O’Neill urged people to call their members of Congress and ask them to vote for the Act, and oppose efforts to weaken it.

Talkin and her colleagues at UMass Amherst are organizing a series of public, educational events in the week leading up to the rally. More information is available by contacting her at ztalkin@student.umass.edu or by phone at (617) 875-7666.

One in three women in the United States will be sexually assaulted at some point during their lives, according to:

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001955.htm

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