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TWO EVENTS IN LA WITH EVE! ONE EVENT IN NYC!

10/15/2009

V-DAY CALL TO ACTION!!!

CALL GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER TODAY!

&
ASK THAT HE SIGN SBX3 13
TO RESTORE EMERGENCY FUNDS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAMS

WHY YOUR CALL IS URGENT TO SAVE WOMEN'S LIVES:In July, Governor Schwarzenegger eliminated the California Department of Public Health's Domestic Violence Program's $20.4 million budget with a line item veto. On Wednesday, the State Senate unanimously voted for a bill that State Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, has introduced to restore $16.3 million for the program by taking money from the Alternative and Renewable Vehicle Fuel Technology Fund to support domestic violence shelters for one year. If passed, this bill will provide much needed funding to 94 shelters. These emergency funds are urgently needed, as six CA shelters have already closed, and in many cases shelters are being forced to combine long term with emergency shelters, and reduce staff and services. Many more shelters are in danger of closing without these funds being restored.

We need you to call on the Governor to do the right thing and sign this life-saving bill as soon as possible. These funds cannot be transferred to the domestic violence shelters without his signature, so contact him NOW!

CALL HIS OFFICE AT 916-445-2841.

IF the Governor does not sign the bill, we will call for a protest on Friday, October 23 at LA City Hall with playwright/activist Eve Ensler, V-Day activists, California anti-violence leaders, survivors and advocates to protest this grievous neglect of the safety of women and children in California! Check http://www.vday.org for frequent updates.

READ MORE.
Read Eve's article about the budget cuts in "The Huffington Post."

IT IS TIME TO ACT! WE WILL DEMAND THAT THESE FUNDS BE RESTORED!

CALL THE GOVERNOR TODAY!

NYC Event: V-Day & Maysles Cinema Co-Present Women In War Zones for Congo in Harlem Film Festival

During the month of October, the Maysles Cinema presents Congo in Harlem, a month-long series of film screenings accompanied by special events, panel discussions, performances, and receptions. Congo in Harlem will provide audiences with more than the traditional movie-going experience - it will offer opportunities to discover Congolese culture, learn about the ongoing humanitarian crisis, engage in dialogue, and get involved. Proceeds from all Congo in Harlem events will benefit various organizations working inside Congo.

V-Day is working with the Maysles Cinema to Co-Present the film Women In War Zones, directed by Scott Blanding and Brad LaBriola. The screening will take place Monday, October 19th and will feature a panel discussion with V-Day Founder/Artistic Director Eve Ensler, author Yaa-Lengi Ngemi, Aningina Tshefu Bibiane (Women's International League for Peace and Freedom), moderated by journalist and V-Man Jimmie Briggs.

For more information on this event and other Congo in Harlem screenings please visit http://www.mayslesinstitute.org/cinema/congoharlem2009.html

Join Eve for 'Resisting the U.S. Occupation of Afghanistan' featuring RAWA & V-Day Activist Zoya in Los Angeles!

Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) member and V-Day activist Zoya, will be traveling to Venice, California for a unique lecture series entitled "Resisting the U.S. Occupation of Afghanistan." Zoya will be joined by Afghan war veteran Rick Reyes, CODEPINK co-founder Jodie Evans, and Eve Ensler.

WHEN: Thursday, October 22, 2009, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

WHERE:Venice United Methodist Church - Peace Hall
1020 Victoria Avenue
Venice, CA 90291

To RSVP or to Donate please visit: https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/424/shop/custom.jsp?donate_page_KEY=5369

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