Do you have a celebrity crush on Sandra Fluke, the woman Rush Limbaugh called a “slut” because she supports access to contraception? Do you absolutely love Rosa DeLauro’s style? And do you want to make sure the Senate stays Democratic by having Chris Murphy elected to it?
Well, prepare to have your mind be blown: all three of these people will be in Middletown for a canvass starting on Saturday at 10 a.m., and you can meet them. What better than to help Democratic politicians get elected and meet some celebs?
If you’re interested in going, send an email to gdegolia[at]wes. More info from the Middletown Democrats’ Press Release after the jump.
What: Middletown Democratic Canvass
Who: SANDRA FLUKE, ROSA DELAURO, CHRIS MURPHY, and you
When: Saturday, 10AM
Where: Middletown Democratic HQ, 386 Main Street (2nd floor)
Why you should go: Election Day is 4 days away and you love Sandra, Rosa, and Chris
More than 300 Wesleyan students (in addition to students from Southern Connecticut State U, Eastern Connecticut State U, Trinity College, and Conn College) filled the Tishler Lecture Hall this afternoon to support Planned Parenthood and listen to speeches by Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Southern New England Judy Tabar, President of Wesleyan Michael Roth, Planned Parenthood Campus Interns Zak Kirwood ’12 and Susanna Banks ’13, Alex Ketchum ’12, and Hannah Adams ’13 (daughter of PP’s national president, Richards).
In case you didn’t hear, House Republicans voted to completely defund Planned Parenthood last Saturday. (If you don’t know about PP, now you know.) If the Senate passes the spending bill to which is attached (which it likely/hopefully won’t due to the Democractic majority), millions of Americans will lose an invaluable source of affordable primary and preventive sexual health services. A fact that was shared repeatedly at the rally is helpful here: 1 in 5 women have gone to a Planned Parenthood clinic for health services.
More details, quotes, and photos after the jump.
It seems that Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), who represents the 3rd congressional district of Connecticut (which includes New Haven and the part of Middlesex County containing our own Middletown), is a fucking hipster.
Who knew? Some blogger started a “Rosa DeLauro Is A Fucking Hipster” Tumblr, compiling photos of the sartorially gifted congresswoman’s various good looks while on the job in a fitting LATFH tribute.
The photographic evidence is uncanny:
[via Jared Keller ’09]