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Rally to Support the Fight Against Backpage.com

When: Tuesday, October 21st at 1:30PM
Where: Washington Supreme Court, Olympia

Attend a Rally at Washington Supreme Court in Olympia to Support the Fight Against Backpage.com!

On October 21st at 1:30pm, our State Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on an unprecedented liability lawsuit against Backpage for knowingly profiting from the sale of girls. We applaud attorneys Erik Bauer of Tacoma and Mike Pfau of Seattle for their courage in filing this suit on behalf of three girls who were raped and otherwise brutalized hundreds of times while Backpage.com profited from this practice.

What you can do?
Our State Supreme Court Justices need to know the sentiment and passion against the sale of children online, and we need the press to publicize this case. YOU can volunteer to do one of the two below:
Coordinate a rally (experience in doing this is preferred) to fill the inside and outside of the courtroom. Please email admin@waengage.com to volunteer.
Attend the oral argument and/or rally outside the courtroom.

Why is this case unprecedented?
Other similar lawsuits around the nation, including one against our state law passed in 2012, have all failed at the trial court level. Backpage and its high-profile lawyers have repeatedly been able to defeat similar cases on the basis of the immunity clause in the Communication Decency Act of the Congress passed in 1994 and other constitutional issues.

Brief Information on this Case – Click here
RSVP & Questions: makebackpagepay@waengage.com

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About sheswithmeseattle

She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.

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