Post submitted by James K Rector, HRC Arkansas Field Organizer
More than 700 participants rallied at the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock on Saturday in support of reproductive rights. HRC was proud to sponsor the event, joining several dozen social justice organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood and the National Organization for Women.
Arkansas Coalition for Reproductive Justice organized the event, which featured speakers including Emcee, Senator Joyce Elliott, an Invocation by Rev. Carissa Rodgers, Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church and Black Lives Matter, Rae Nelson, Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition and Black Lives Matter, Karen Musick, Arkansas Abortion Support Network, Ryen Staggers, University of Alabama Little Rock Student and former HRC Arkansas Intern, and Camille Richoux, The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) Fellow and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Student. Topics included issues such as affordable health care access for women, racial justice, sexual assault, and LGBTQ rights.
To continue the conversation, learn about sexual assault and the LGBTQ community here. For more information on the Affordable Care Act, here are seven reasons the Affordable Care Act matters to the LGBTQ community.