2017-03-29 / Front Page

Forest Hills Rally Marks Women’s History Month

Council Member Karen Koslowitz organized a rally that was held on Sunday, March 26th, at MacDonald Park in Forest Hills. The event both commemorated Women’s History Month and protested the “assault on women’s rights by President Trump and his administration."

Council Member Karen Koslowitz organized a rally that was held on Sunday, March 26th, at MacDonald Park in Forest Hills. The event both commemorated Women’s History Month and protested the “assault on women’s rights by President Trump and his administration." Council Member Karen Koslowitz organized a rally that was held on Sunday, March 26th, at MacDonald Park in Forest Hills. The event both commemorated Women’s History Month and protested the “assault on women’s rights by President Trump and his administration. The gathering of both women and men, despite the drizzle and cold weather, attended the rally to demonstrate their opposition to the Trump agenda on women’s issues,” said Koslowitz.
“We will not go back to the days of back alley abortions and coat hangers,” declared Koslowitz. “We must continue to fight for equality and for the values we cherish.  It must be said again and again that women’s rights are human rights, and human rights are women’s rights.  We will continue to fight for women’s rights in the halls of government and the workplace, as we follow in the footsteps of the brave women who came before us to ensure that women’s contributions to society are not forgotten. Now, more than ever before, we must all stand up and be counted to preserve a woman’s right to choose, to demand equal pay for equal work, to end gender discrimination and violence against women once and for all, and to give our daughters a better, brighter and more prosperous future.”
Those in attendance were addressed by Congress Member Grace Meng, City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Public Advocate Letitia James, Borough President Melinda Katz, state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Assembly Member Andrew Hevesi, NYC Council Members Elizabeth Crowley, Barry Grodenchik, Donovan Richards and Rory Lancman and activist Liz Abzug.  Representatives from Planned Parenthood of NYC, the National Institute of Reproductive Health, Girls Who Code, Girl Be Heard, WomanKind, and the Queens County Women’s Bar Association also offered remarks.

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