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THANK GOD FOR ABORTION PRIDE FLOAT

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Raised by 111 people in 9 months
Created April 20, 2018
HELLO  WORLD! I wanted to let you know that I’m about to do the biggest action yet with the Thank God for Abortion de-stigmatization project and I’m inviting you to participate. One, because don't you wanna be a part of history? And two, I need your help.

Yes,  I am willing to be the one to take this on and do all this glorious work, all I need is the money to make it possible. That's where you come in!

The BARE BONES: It costs 6K minimum to do this. Of course armed with more we can DO more.
Enter into this any way you can please! All amounts welcome.

The tie between GLQTQ and people seeking abortion rights is very much both real and unspoken- queer people need abortion access too! And the same christian core beliefs that fuel homophobia are at the seat of the anti-abortion movement.  The #TGFAPrideFloat brings that all together and together is where we need to be.

Feel free to share this with friends and family! We know that the destigmatization of abortion leads to the decriminalization of abortion. I care, and I know you care too.

Let’s make sure the whole world knows how we feel about our civil rights. Unapologetic doesn’t even begin to describe what this action is about. We are joyful in our convictions and we will let the whole world know this June on a 6 hour float down 5th ave: ABORTION ACCESS IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT. We will not stop until everyone who needs one, can have one. 


LET'S GET LOUD Y'ALL!

#abortionrightsarehumanrights
#abortionrightsarequeerrights
#thankgodforabortion
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Update 8
Posted by Viva Ruiz
6 months ago
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It's been a week since the float happened, and still tying everything up. To say it was a successful action is to be understating. I cant thank you enough. Not only are you a part of this, you are actually this. We are a thing that's still only starting, theres much more action to come, 3 years of work behind us and we keep marching forward.
The terrible news of the the Supreme Court on its way to becoming a right wing majority means that abortion will probably become illegal again, not long from now. What a blasphemy. What a tragedy.
We are more committed to this work than ever.
Thank you, thank you.

Our website is www.thankgodforabortion.com please spread the word as I'm catching up to bills bills bills over here past the action. Con Ed be like - sell shirts! 20% as always to an abortion access fund - since May to a planned parenthood facility in IOWA.

HERE IS WHAT WE DID TOGETHER: https://www.artforum.com/interviews/viva-ruiz-talks-about-thank-god-for-abortion-75854

http://www.papermag.com/thank-god-for-abortion-pride-2580397870.html

https://jezebel.com/thank-god-for-abortion-at-pride-1827248615
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Update 7
Posted by Viva Ruiz
7 months ago
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GOOD PEOPLE! LOOK AT WHAT WE MADE TOGETHER!! It is YOU , YOUR SUPPORT that has made this possible. We are a people fueled project.
In the face of rising terrifying fascism we will roll this beautiful black THANK GOD FOR ABORTION float in the middle of Donald Trumps hometown to show THE WHOLE WORLD- we are here. There is a resistance. We are united. And we will not bend until everyone has their sovereign human rights.
And we're gonna look chic as hell at the same time.
PRIDE ABORTION FLOAT
Choreography and performance on LOCK.
If you know anyone that wants to be a part of have them throw some more coins in my cup because we need it. We have to hire photo and video documentation and could use the funds, if you have or know someone that can, please share.

More updates to come!
All my love,
Viva

photo by the wonderful Chris Stein <3
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Update 6
Posted by Viva Ruiz
8 months ago
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My friends: We DID IT. We did this. Thank you, all 102 of you, over a month's time, we did this. This project is ours, you have armed me with enough to get this rolling out now, and we are going to turn this mother OUT.

Big thank you to Shout Your Abortion the collective movement founded by Amelia Bonow , Amelia and crew stepped in to co-sponsor the float with the 1K donation that nudged us to meet our goal today. We are so grateful for these alliances!
The campaign is going to stay open for a little bit so people can feel free to still throw coins in the bucket, of course more money means more resources and ease- I welcome both. However I now have what I need to go full speed ahead.
If you are in NYC please let me know if you want to march with us! You are welcome to!

PS- we met our goal today same day that Ireland repealed the ban on abortion. What a wonderful day. Let this all be evidence of society stepping into a new way of looking at abortion access, humane and realistic, and centering the person whose choice it ONLY is. AMEN!

So many heartfelt thanks to you. I'll keep you updated on our float! Big tings ahead.
Viva
Women's March 2018
Damn Rebel Bitches.
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Update 5
Posted by Viva Ruiz
8 months ago
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TGFA FLOAT PEOPLES! WE are OH SO CLOSE NOW. Just about 1K to go, please help us lock this down so we can plow full steam ahead with the work.. We have come so far, and I am beside myself with gratitude.
Just a little left to go!
Please share with friends that may not know and who would want to be part of such a big statement on a world stage about abortion rights, about autonomy, about resistance. We are doing this together. ONE - MORE -PUSH!
Today on this day that Ireland is poised to repeal the nation's abortion ban #repealthe8th I can especially feel the worldwide consciousness raising about this human right that we are a part of. It inspires me and encourages me in this work with you.
Thank you for your support and participation.
Viva
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