Tuesday, June 28 at 12:30pm at Queens Borough Hall

(June 27, 2022 at 10:20am)

QUEENS, NY – Following last Friday’s shameful and deadly Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe vs. Wade, officially eliminating the Constitutional right to abortion services federally guaranteed to Americans since 1973, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr., reproductive justice leaders, civic engagement advocates and elected officials will host a Post-Roe Mobilization Rally tomorrow, June 28, at 12:30pm on the steps of Queens Borough Hall.

In addition to centering the impact of this evil ruling on all Americans, the rally, held on Primary Day, will reinforce how much elections matter — from presidential elections like 2016, the result of which made last week’s ruling possible, down to local races — while demanding immediate federal action to preserve body autonomy and galvanizing Queens residents to get involved in the nationwide push to protect individuals targeted by hateful anti-choice legislation across the country.

“Decades of progress and countless lives will be lost because of this decision, while the futures of millions more will be forever altered, but Queens will not let such a racist and sexist step backward in our fight for justice deter us,” said Borough President RICHARDS in a statement following the Supreme Court’s ruling. “Under no circumstance will Queens and the hundreds of millions of Americans who believe in body autonomy stay silent — it’s time to organize and mobilize like never before.”

Members of the media who wish to attend the rally are asked to RSVP by emailing [email protected] or calling 718-286-2640.

WHAT:         Post-Roe Mobilization Rally Hosted by Borough President Richards

WHEN:         Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 12:30pm

WHERE:       Steps of Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens

WHO:            DONOVAN RICHARDS JR., Queens Borough President

                        Reproductive justice leaders, civic engagement advocates and elected officials

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