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Annual Planned Parenthood Solidarity Event - 4/18 (Good Friday) Vandalia Street

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Annual Planned Parenthood Solidarity Event - Good Friday 4/18 (

Join Minnesota Atheists members/supporters and hundreds of other Planned Parenthood supporters at the Vandalia St. & University Ave. health center in St. Paul on Friday, April 18 as we rally for women's reproductive health care! Shifts are available between 9am and 4pm.

>R.S.V.P. today!<

The event is free and open to any supporter of healthy families and women's rights. We'll provide the signs, you just show up with friends ready to stand up for Planned Parenthood.

Why Good Friday? Why the need for solidarity? Every year on this day, hundreds of anti-women's health protesters gather outside our health center to intimidate our patients and attempt to disrupt our work. It presents an opportunity for supporters of Planned Parenthood to come together and celebrate what makes the organization, its volunteers and its activists so great and so necessary!

They'll be opportunities to Pledge a Protestor (, buy t-shirts, sign up for action and volunteer opportunities, and much more. Please R.S.V.P. today to stand with Planned Parenthood on Good Friday and we'll see you on April 18!

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Message from Planned Parenthood:

It's that time of year again—when hundreds of Planned Parenthood supporters come together at our flagship health center in Saint Paul to demonstrate their support of our mission and of one another. Will you join us?
Friday, April 18, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Vandalia Street Health Center
* Enter our supporter area, located behind the building at the corner of Pillsbury Street and Charles Street
Just like last year, we'll feature live music throughout the day, a photobooth, food trucks, and the opportunity for you to Pledge a Protestor or buy a t-shirt to help raise money for our Vandalia Street health center. All funds raised on April 18 go directly toward our clinical services.
We ask that you RSVP ( so we have a sense of how many people are planning to stop by throughout the day. We know you might not be able to stay more than a couple of hours, but please know that the event is flexible and you are welcome to come at any time and bring anyone along. You'll be prompted to sign in when you arrive, so don't worry if some friends don't RSVP.
Our Vandalia Health Center is accessible via the 16, 50 and 87 bus routes. We recommend you take public transportation, ride your bike, or carpool, as parking is very limited around our health center and the parking ramp on site will not be available to accommodate demonstrators. Parking is recommended west of Pillsbury Street, on Hampden, Carleton, Raymond, and other streets.
QUESTIONS: Hit us up at or (612) 821-6164
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Rules of Engagement:
By demonstrating or volunteering on behalf of Planned Parenthood on 4/18/2014 you agree to the following rules of engagement. Thanks for helping us make this a safe and successful event, and for helping contribute to a peaceful environment for our patients.
Do not engage anti-Planned Parenthood protesters in any manner.
Do not display vulgar or derogatory signs. Signage will be provided to you by Planned Parenthood.
Do not yell, raise your voice or chant except when directed by staff.
Photographs, video and audio will be taken or recorded; by participating you consent to have your image and/or voice recorded and used by PPMNS.
Do not speak with the media or provide interviews/quotes without instruction from staff. Refer all media requests to Media Director Jen Aulwes or to sign-in table volunteers/staff for assistance.
You agree to not hold Planned Parenthood liable in any way for any media choices around your photograph or quote.