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Janeane Garofalo And Eleanor Smeal Team Up For Nationwide Campus Media Push
In an effort to mobilize students and young people to attend the March for Women’s Lives in record numbers, feminist actor Janeane Garofalo teamed up with Feminist Majority President Eleanor “Ellie” Smeal to conduct a large campus media push with interviews from several dozen large campus papers in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and New England area. The two spoke eloquently and passionately about the importance of young people in the movement and at the March and was a call to action to recruit even more ardently on the college campus. Garofalo, who criticized the conservative-controlled media in a cover story for Ms. Magazine last summer, is a vocal supporter of reproductive justice and women’s issues, and now co-hosts “The Majority Report", a primetime radio show on the new progressive political radio station, Air America (http://www.airamericaradio.com). According to Garofalo, "I would like to see students, in general, demand respect from leadership," she said. "I would ask each student why they don't demand the same type of respect with leaders that they do with their roommates." In an interview with the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill campus newspaper, Ellie Smeal inspired students to join what she believes will "be the largest march for women's rights in the nation and possibly the world!"
The conference call with campus papers garnered headlines on a number of large campuses across the country including Rutgers University, Eastern Michigan University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, University of Rhode Island. Coppin State, U. of Illinois, Morgan State in Georgia, Clark Atlanta, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Georgia State, Bowling Green University, Northeastern University, University of Michigan, University of Missouri, Brandeis University, American University, Middleburg College, West Virginia University, and Wellesley College.
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