OAs many celebrate America’s Independence with barbecues and fireworks, the Tucson Women’s March will host a “F*** the 4th” event.
The Pima County Democratic Party caused a backlash on Twitter after posting a graphic for the event before deleting it on Friday, while continuing to encourage supporters to attend, citing the need to protest the recent decision by the Supreme Court which struck down the nation’s right to abortion.
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“We were eager to share the event, and in our haste, we used the graphics provided by the event organizer. It was a mistake, and we will do better,” the local party said. branch said. “Make no mistake though. We support the event to be held on July 4 at 7:00 p.m. at Reid Park. The event was organized to help women in our community mourn the loss of their bodily autonomy, which we consider a basic right. ”
The Arizona Democratic Party quickly distanced itself from the flyer for the event on Friday, saying it believed there was room to celebrate America’s founding.
“The Arizona Democratic Party disagrees with the language used to publicize a 4th of July event in Tucson. We believe there may be room for celebration and criticism. is at the heart of American freedom,” the party said. tweeted. “We stand in solidarity with Arizonans who are currently mourning the Supreme Court, the loss of freedom for many, and other political unrest.”
Renowned Grand Canyon state curators were quick to condemn the event. For example, Republican gubernatorial candidate Karrin Taylor Robson said the event “makes her sick.”
“Here it is – the modern Democratic Party in one tweet. Arizona patriots will reunite with friends/family on Independence Day to celebrate the birth of our nation and honor those who sacrificed for our freedom . But these Democrats will do something very different. It’s shameful,” Robson tweeted.
👆 There it is – the modern Democratic Party in one tweet.
Arizona Patriots will reunite with friends/family on Independence Day 🇺🇸 to celebrate the birth of our nation and honor those who sacrificed for our freedom.
But these Democrats will do something very different.
— Karrin Taylor Robson for Arizona (@Karrin4Arizona) July 1, 2022
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Promotion for the event encouraged people to “bring comfortable shoes, water, lawn chairs, posters and your anger”. He called on fans to “mourn” on July 4 the end of the nation’s abortion rights.
Arizona currently has a pre-roe deer law on the books prohibiting all abortions except when the life of the mother is in danger. The state’s attorney general said the law is now enforceable and plans to file a request to remove an injunction against it, NPR reported.