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Remembering Roe: Women's March Cleveland to host June 24, 2023 noon rally and march on City Hall steps, a year after Roe v Wade is overturned by the Supreme Court.... By, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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Above picture: Women's March Cleveland leads some 2,500 women and their supporters via a protest for reproductive rights and abortion access held on Oct. 2, 2021 at Market Square Park in Cleveland, Ohio, a sister march to marches held in cities across the country that day spearheaded by Women's March National out of Washington, D.C. ( Photo by David Petkiewicz of the Cleveland Plain Dealer Newspaper and the women's group will march again on June 24, 2023. a year after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade via a blow to women's reproductive rights nationwide. and

June 24, 2023 marks a year since Roe v Wade, the 1973 landmark decision that made abortion legal nationwide, was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Dobbs vs  Jackson Women's Health Organization. Saturday's march in Cleveland event is titled "Women's March Cleveland's A Year without Roe March for Women," and will include elected officials and activists as speakers , including Ohio state Sen. Nickie Antonio, state Reps Juanita Brent and Phil Robinson,  Cleveland City Council President Blaine Griffin, cuyahoga County executive Chris Ronayne Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Chairman David Brock, city of cleveland community relations director an adviser to Mayor Bibb Angela Shute Woodson,  and activists Genevieve Mitchell. Maosha Maybach Vales, and Lee Thompson.

Also at issue are racism, sexism, heinous violence against women and State issue 1,which will be on the Aug 8 ballot throughout Ohio where voters are being asked to approve a constitutional amendment that would raise the threshold to pass future constitutional amendments in Ohio from a simple majority to a super majority, or  60 percent of voters. Women's March Cleveland and abortion advocates say that Ohio's conservative GOP-led state legislature put State Issue 1 on the ballot  this summer in hopes of derailing a possible ballot issue for abortion on the November ballot.

"We  urge women in greater cleveland and their supporters to join us on Saturday, June 24 on the steps of Cleveland City Hall as we rally and march for women's rights," said Women's March Cleveland head organizer Kathy Wray Coleman, also a longtime community activist who leads the Imperial Women Coalition, an activist group founded around the murders of 11 Black women  on Imperial Avenue in Cleveland by the late serial killer Anthony Sowell, who purportedly died in prison from a terminal illness in 2021.

In the year following last year's Supreme Court Dobbs decision that overturned Roe v Wade decision, new legislation on abortion has been swift. Fourteen states have near-total abortion bans during any point in pregnancy in effect, and six states have implemented abortions bans with other limits from six to 20 weeks after a person’s last menstrual period. Ohio has a six-week abortion ban that is on hold per a judge's ruling as abortion advocates hope to get abortion on the ballot in Ohio followed by support from Ohio voters. and, the most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog in Ohio and in the Midwest. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.


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