For Immediate Release
Latoya Veal w. 202-628-8669, ext. 116, c. 301-660-3447
NOW to Rally Outside D.C. Radio Station Airing Rush Limbaugh Show
WASHINGTON - On Friday, May 18, the National Organization for Women (NOW) will hold a picket outside WMAL 630 AM, the Washington, D.C., radio station that carries Rush Limbaugh's show. The picket is a part of NOW's "Enough Rush" campaign, aimed at targeting local radio stations that broadcast The Rush Limbaugh Show and local businesses that continue to advertise on it.
"We don't believe advertisers want to be associated with Rush Limbaugh's demeaning verbal assaults and hate speech against women, people of color, the poor, immigrants and the LGBT community," said NOW President Terry O'Neill. "We don't need or want Limbaugh's bullying on the public airwaves in our nation's capital or anywhere in this country."
Who: NOW national officers, local NOW activists and anti-Rush activists
What: Enough Rush Picket
When: Friday, May 18, 12:00 p.m.
Where: WMAL 630 AM, 4400 Jenifer Street NW, and Wisconsin Ave., Washington, D.C. 20015
O'Neill continued: "Limbaugh crossed the line when he spent three days personally attacking Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke. Labels like 'Feminazi,' 'slut' and 'prostitute' are designed to discredit women's progress and discourage their participation in the democratic process."
NOW invites women's rights activists and social justice supporters in the D.C. area to join them on Friday. Local NOW chapters in New York City, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Phoenix, Ariz., will also host actions on the same day.
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