With anti-LGBTQ+ legislative action in the Columbus statehouse and a looming Supreme Court decision that leaked documents indicate will overturn Roe v. Wade, a number of upcoming rallies have been scheduled to provide Ohioans the opportunity to make their voices heard.
HB 616 Rally
On Saturday, May 7th, organizers will be holding “Protect our children, protect our future! HB 616 Rally” to protest the introduction of HB 616, legislation to ban the promotion and teaching of “divisive and inherently racist concepts.”
The rally will be held at the Columbus Statehouse in front of the statue of William McKinley from noon to 2pm.
“The current legislation being proposed (616, 454, and 327) do more than just put all our kids at physical, emotional, and psychological risk,” rally co-organizer Felicia DeRosa said. “It sets a precedent for conditional freedom, and must not be allowed.”
Organizers hope the rally will lead to substantive changes in the legislation moving forward.
“I will know this, and other rallies like this are successful, when we no longer have to rally against racial and social oppression,” DeRosa said.
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