Bench Memos

NOW’s Schedule

Tuesday, September 13 ? Friday, September 16 Daily Events

(Meet behind Senate Hart Office Building on C Street, between 1st and 2nd Streets, NE)

Tuesday: “Save Title IX”

Come in your sports gear, college T-shirts or sweatshirts, and bring lots of signs!

Wednesday: “Demand Pay Equity” Visibility

Bring cookies, brownies, etc. for our mock bake sale! We’ll have a booth with signs “selling” goodies- $1 for men and 76 cents for women! And as always, bring signs!

Thursday: “Save Reproductive Rights” Visibility

Come barefoot and pregnant (if you’re not pregnant, a pillow works!), bring caution tape, hangers, and lots of signs!

Friday: “Civil Rights” Visibility

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