Aug. 26 Day of action: See photos and media coverage from around the country
Plus: New Aug. 26 report from New Paltz, N.Y.
Watch slideshow of Aug. 26 actions from across the country
Please check out this great slideshow of photos we've received from Aug. 26 demonstrations around the country. Be sure you also read the Aug. 26 reports we've received from cities across the United States, which has been updated to include a mobilization of hundreds of women and supporters in New Paltz, N.Y.
From New Paltz, N.Y.:
Hundreds of people attended a rally organized in response to the National Call to Action initiated by WORD. Following the rally, participants marched with signs through the town's crowded business district chanting such slogans as "When Women's rights are under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back!"
The Peace Park rally was organized by the Hudson Valley Activist Newsletter and the group Peace and Social Progress Now, and was endorsed by some 15 local groups. Molly Madden, a 19-year-old freshman student who first arrived in town three days earlier from Buffalo told a local newspaper that she "enjoyed the speakers, the rally and the message. I've never been to anything like this."
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