Thank you, Walk for Life West coast participants! It looks like our our twitter campaign to end the media blackout against the Walk for Life West Coast has borne some fruit. The Associated Press had a story about the Walk both before the event and after the event. The story following the Walk was fair and balanced. Excerpt:
“A massive and diverse crowd of protesters rallied in front of City Hall before marching down Market Street to Justin Herman Plaza for the 10th annual “Walk for Life West Coast.” They chanted “Pro Life” and carried signs that read “Defend Life” and “Women deserve better than abortion.”
On Wednesday, thousands of abortion protesters participated in the annual Walk for Life rally in Washington, D.C. to mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalized the procedure.
San Francisco police did not immediately provide an official crowd estimate, but at one point marchers stretched across more than a mile of Market Street, the liberal city’s main thoroughfare.”
We’ve always been “massive and diverse” (although not as massive as yesterday, our biggest Walk yet)–still, it is good to see the AP doing it’s job. We thank them.
Since the AP’s newswire stories go to all major media outlets, here are a number of the largest publications that the AP story. Of course many, many smaller outlets all around the country ran the AP story, too.
Thanks to Edison, who came up with the “End the Media Blackout” idea, to Rose, the Walk for Life West Coast publicist, and to all members of the Walk for Life West Coast media team!