See What Happened In Michigan When Vaginas Took Back the Capitol!
On June 18, a special performance of The Vagina Monologues took place on the Michigan Capitol Steps featuring Eve Ensler, Michigan Senators & Representatives, local activists, & actors. The event was part of an organized response to the June 14th banning of Michigan State Rep. Lisa Brown from publicly speaking in the House. Rep. Brown was banned by House Speaker Jase Bolger & House Republicans for using the word "vagina" during a debate on a bill that puts new restrictions on abortion providers.
Over 5,000 people arrived on the Michigan Capitol lawn to send a message to their elected representatives that banning ‘vagina’ will not be tolerated & will be remembered in November.
V-Day would like to send a special shout out to the amazing women in Michigan who made this event possible: Rep. Lisa Brown; Rep. Barb Byrum; Sen. Rebekah Warren; Sen. Democratic Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer; and Wa-Louisa Hubbard and Carla Milarch, and all of the other actors and legislators who performed THANK YOU!!