Bring your Vagina to the RNC

End the war on women.
Join us in Tampa August 26-30

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Plus join us at the Democratic National Convention September 2-6 in Charlotte, NC to Bust Up Big Banks in Charlotte, North Carolina, dubbed "Wall Street South" because it is home of Bank of America HQ and other financial industry giants.

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Rae Abileah, 415-994-1723
Medea Benjamin, 415-235-6517

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The call to join us...

Eve Ensler famously said: "My vagina's furious and it needs to talk." Our vaginas need to talk, too. They need to talk about the way women's rights are threatened worldwide--from anti-choice legislation to inappropriate rape jokes to economic inequality to war and occupation overseas that disproportionately affect women's lives..

Join CODEPINK and V-Day to bring your vagina to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL August 27-30!

Together, we will bring our resilient, creative, powerful vaginas to Republican fundraisers and to the convention hall. We'll also take part in the Coalition March on the RNC and other peace and justice actions.

Preliminary Schedule of Protest Actions:

Wednesday, August 22

7:30pm: Drone Warfare book event with Medea Benjamin
The Studio, 620 1st Ave., S St., St. Petersburg, Florida

Saturday, August 25

1-7pm: CODEPINK Convergence and Activist Training Camp

4819 E. Busch Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33617
facebook listing here

Sunday, August 26
5:30-8:30pm: Community Vigil and March on the "RNC Kick-Off Party"
Mirror Lake Drive (In front of Mirror Lake Lyceum), St. Petersburg, FL
The Community Vigil will take place at 5:30, as local faith leaders will offer a prayer for a safe march. At 6:00pm, we will have a peaceful march down the designated parade route to the "public viewing area", where members of the 99% will give their testimony. The RNC welcome party will take place at Tropicana Field. 

Monday, August 27

10am: Coalition March on the RNC
Permitted Rally and March
Perry Harvey Sr. Park, 1200 N. Orange Avenue
We'll bring our vaginas as well as anti-war and corporate $$ out of politics messaging. 
We have a spot to speak at the rally and our contingent can all go on stage with our banners and do a collective message!
At 9am we will set up the CODEPINK Table at the park - Karen will coordinate the tabling, please help out and rep CP at the table!

3-5:30pm: March for our Lives
Starts at Romneyville, 1213 N. Tampa Street, Tampa FL
Join the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign for a march to stop home foreclosures and the criminalization of the poor and homeless.

8pm: Celebration of Resistance music with David Rovics and more!
New World Brewery in Tampa, Florida, 1313 E. Eighth Ave., Tampa, Florida 33605
This event will be LIVE Streamed @

11pm: Roving Radical Dance Party
Centennial Park in Tampa, Florida

Tuesday, August 28

12-4pm: Really really free market
Voice of Freedom Park
2101 W. Main St., Tampa, Florida 33607

1pm: How Wall Street is Burning Democracy - workshop with Global Exchange at Romneyville
1312 N Tampa St Tampa, FL 33602

5pm: Voter suppression rally with African-American and Hispanic groups organizing against voter record purging
Rainbow Push, SWER, FCAN.
Centennial Park, Ybor City

Wednesday, August 29

10am-6pm: Fix Shit Up
2101 W. Main St., Tampa, Florida 33607
Fix Shit Up is an effort to voice our opposition to the agenda being put forth at the Republican National Convention while giving back to the local community. Fix Shit Up aims to rebuild and restructure our inequitable society and spread an alternative understanding of anti-authoritarianism and anti-capitalism. We will be working on local projects, such as repairing and weathering houses or environmental cleanup. We choose to arm ourselves, not with bricks or bombs, but with the only tools necessary to truly build: the desire, courage, and commitment to turn our dreams into reality… and maybe a few hammers, nails, and recycle bins!

1-2pm: How Wall Street is Burning Democracy
Workshop with Global Exchange
Cafe Hey, 1540 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL

2-3:30pm: Planned Parenthood Rally
with giant pink bus!
Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, 1001 North Boulevard, Tampa

Thursday, August 30

8-10pm: Coronation of the 1%
Final rally of the RNC protests
Centennial Park, Ybor City
Medea Benjamin will speak at this rally!

Convergence Spaces:

Cafe Hey
1540 N. Franklin Street, Tampa FL 33602

Outdoor encampment with the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign
1312 N Tampa St Tampa, FL 33602

Stay tuned for more events!

Looking for a place to stay in Tampa?  Camp at "Romneyville" in downtown Tampa with the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, in the Spirit of the "Hoovervilles" of the 1930s.  Find more info at or contact Rev. Wright at (727) 278-1547.

The back story:

In June, during a debate over one of the most restrictive anti-choice bills yet, Michigan state Rep. Lisa Brown read a letter from a voter that concluded with a message for Republican Speaker of the House Jase Bolger:

“Finally Mr. Speaker, I'm flattered that you are all so interested in my vagina, but no means no.”

Bolger promptly barred Rep. Brown from speaking on the House floor the next day. Apparently Michigan Republicans think it's okay to legislate vaginas, but not okay to talk about them. Thousands of women and vagina-supporters gathered at the Michigan capital for a special performance of Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues and a protest rally. 

CODEPINK has signed onto
One Billion Rising, the global call from V-Day to stop violence against women and girls.  On Valentine's Day, February 14, 2013, we will walk out of our jobs, classrooms and houses and take to the streets dancing.  Pledge to join here.

Help us encourage Republicans to honor vaginas! Join CODEPINK to protect women's rights and protest war, occupation, and corporate money in politics at many actions throughout the RNC. Let's transform our fury into change.

Go, vagina power!