Rally for Our Rights 2022

Rally for our Rights 2022

In celebration of Women’s Equality Day, local grassroots groups Women’s March-Pittsburgh and Progress PA hosted a peaceful rally for reproductive rights and all our rights currently threatened by extremists.  


Speakers included Kadida Kenner, CEO of the New Pennsylvania Project, a voting rights organization modeled after the successful New Georgia Project founded by Stacey Abrams in 2014.  


Other featured speakers were:

PA State Senator Lindsey Williams (PA SD 38)

Congressman Chris DeLuzio (HD 17)

Jessica Semler, Etna Borough Councilwoman and Constituency Relations Specialist for State Senator Lindsey Williams

Dena Stanley, activist, and Executive Director of TransYOUniting PGH.

Democratic candidate for PA House Mandy Steele (PA HD 33)

Nick Haberman, Founder and Director of LIGHT Education Initiative, a 4th generation Pittsburgh teacher, and the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh’s 2018 “Holocaust Educator of the Year”.

Tracy Baton, Director of Women’s March-Pittsburgh

Rally organizer Tammy Garcia.  

Teacher and former PA House candidate Lissa Geiger Shulman was the emcee.


Refreshments donated by local women-owned businesses, including Abeille Voyante Tea Co, Sprezzatura, Lincoln’s P&G Diner, and Cousins Tavern.