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Plane Flies Over Netflix HQ’s in Los Gatos Urging the Company to Stop Filming in Georgia Until Anti-Abortion Law is Vetoed or Repealed

UltraViolet Asks Netflix to Stand With Women Against Georgia’s Dangerous Abortion Restrictions, Pull Production from the State

LOS GATOS, CALIFORNIA - Today, Friday, April 12th, a plane will fly over Netflix’s corporate headquarters in Los Gatos urging the company to support Georgia women and stop filming in the State until Georgia’s dangerous abortion ban, HB 481, is vetoed or repealed.

The plane, which was commissioned by UltraViolet, a leading national women’s advocacy group, warns that the legislation, which would ban abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, before many people even know they’re pregnant is immoral and focused entirely on controlling women’s bodies. If implemented, it would put millions of women’s lives and livelihoods at risk.
The plane banner will read: NETFLIX: PROTECT WOMEN. STOP FILMING IN GEORGIA.
 
WHEN:       Today, Friday, April 12, 2019. 11:00am - 1:00pm PT
WHERE:     Netflix Corporate HQ’s. 100 Winchester Cir, Los Gatos, CA 95032
 
Shaunna Thomas, co-founder and executive director of UltraViolet, explained:
 
“Women’s health care decisions should be made between them and their doctor, not politicians who are hellbent on enforcing their extreme ideological agendas on us. Georgia  has the highest rate of maternal deaths in the country. More women will die if this bill is enacted. If Governor Kemp signs this inhumane ban into law, any company that does business in Georgia will be complicit in supporting a radical anti-woman agenda designed to restrict a woman’s access to constitutionally-protected health care.
 
“Netflix brings millions of dollars to Georgia each year by filming in the state, and the streaming giant needs to use its power in the state to speak out for Georgia women, and the hundreds of women who work on Netflix productions, who will be impacted by this cruel and immoral abortion ban. Netflix has a history of speaking up against bad laws passed where they film - in fact Netflix continues to boycott North Carolina over its anti-trans bathroom bill - and now they need to do the same in Georgia.

More than 22,000 people have signed onto a petition from UltraViolet calling on Netflix to speak up for Georgia women and stop filming in the State.

 
Earlier this month, more than 50 celebrities - including Uzo Aduba, Ben Stiller, Amy Schumer, Don Cheadle, Laverne Cox, and Amber Tamblyn - signed on to a letter pledging not to work in Georgia if the bill is signed into law. Many of these actors and actresses currently work with, or have shows that air on Netflix’s streaming platform.
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UltraViolet is an online community of over 550,000 women and men who want to take collective action to expose and fight sexism in the public sector, private sector and the media.  Find out more at WeAreUltraViolet.org

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