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Date: March-16-01
Contact: Press Secretary
Phone: 323-651-0495
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Rock For Choice Concert to Save Roe v. Wade

Etheridge, McLachlan and Other Top Women in Music Unite to Send Message WE WONT GO BACK!

What: First ever all-women Rock for Choice Show to benefit the Feminist Majoritys Campaign to Save Roe v. Wade.

Who: Featuring musical performances by: Melissa Etheridge, Paula Cole, The Bangles, Mia Doi Todd

Special guest appearance by Sarah McLachlan

Emceed by Laura Dern

When: Friday, April 6th, Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets on Sale, Saturday, March 17th, 10 a.m.

Where: The Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd., (Between Vine and Gower)

Rock for Choice mobilizes the music community to protect abortion rights and womens health clinics. The project gives young adults an opportunity to fight back by encouraging them to get educated and active in the fight for reproductive rights and to register to vote.

This Rock for Choice concert comes at a critical time as never before has the right to safe, legal abortion been in greater jeopardy. For the fist time since the U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion, the President, and leadership of both houses of Congress are anti-choice. Moreover, rumors abound that a Supreme Court Justice will step down as soon as this summer. President Bush has made it clear he intends to appoint anti-abortion Justices. The appointment of even one more anti-abortion Justice could easily result in the reversal of Roe v. Wade

The Feminist Majoritys Save Roe Campaign is a national effort to raise public awareness about the impending threat to abortion rights and to build the will among Senate leadership to filibuster and block any anti-choice nomination. Thousands of student activists at hundreds of public, private, and community college campuses nationwide are participating in this urgent effort through the Feminist Leadership Alliance.

Editors Note: For interviews with abortion rights leaders, Rock for Choice organizers, pro-choice musicians, or student activists contact us at 323-651-0495.

Tickets available through ticketmaster by calling 213-480-3232 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

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