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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, December 8, 2016

Women & Allies Protest Injustice on December 12 in Santa Barbara and Across the Country

Santa Barbara, CA — December 8, 2016 — Women & Allies, a national organization and grassroots campaign initiated by women to protect the civil rights and liberties of all is organizing “Strike Out and Protest” rallies taking place in Santa Barbara and across the US on December 12. The Santa Barbara rally will start at De La Guerra Plaza (700 De La Guerra Plaza) at 3pm PT on December 12.

The “Strike Out and Protest” peaceful rallies taking place across the country on December 12 will feature noted speakers and give outraged citizens the opportunity to make their voices heard. Women and trans feminine folks will stand together in solidarity rejecting all forms of Trump’s hatred toward our diverse communities. Additionally, protestors will have the ability on site to electronically sign the Change.org petition challenging the Electoral College to cast their votes for Hilary Clinton and honor the popular vote on December 19.

Women & Allies was formed following the 2016 election results to speak out against the normalization misogyny, xenophobia, racism, homophobia, and religious prejudice. This passionate and determined group believes in 100% inclusion, and is actively seeking to partner with individuals and organizations who are dedicated to fighting discrimination and hatred toward all marginalized populations.

“On December 12, 2016, self-identified women and their allies will gather together in solidarity in cities across the United States to protest the normalization of sexual assault, racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, unconstitutional behavior, cronyism and hate,” said Ann Massaro, a Women & Allies national organizer. “I urge everyone to rally together to protect the inalienable rights for all and fight against the tyranny we’re facing as a result of the 2016 presidential election.”

For updates on the Santa Barbara protest, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1781977195404077/

For updates on the national movement, visit https://www.facebook.com/womenandalliesstrikeout/?fref=ts

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