MEDIA ADVISORY FOR:
Monday, 11 March 2013

CONTACT:
Brett Abrams : 516-841-1105 : brett@fitzgibbonmedia.com

30k Demand CA GOP Leader Greig Resign Over Rape Comments

Courage Campaign To Deliver Petition to CA GOP HQ in Los Angeles on Monday
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http://signon.org/sign/california-republican-1 **

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Last week, Celeste Greig, head of the California Republican Assembly, told the media that pregnancies by rape are rare "because it's an act of violence, because the body is traumatized." Ironically, this was said in an attempt by Greig to criticize former Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin for his comments last fall about "legitimate rape.”  After hearing about Greig’s offensive comments on rape and pregnancy, the California-based Courage Campaign started a petition on SignOn, demanding Greig resign immediately.  More than 30,000 Californians have signed Courage Campaign’s petition in the last week. 

SIGN THE PETITION HERE:  http://signon.org/sign/california-republican-1

On Monday, March 11th, Courage Campaign members will deliver the petition to the California Republican Party HQ’s in Burbank demanding Greig’s resignation.  Petition signers are asking CA GOP Chairman Jim Brulte to disavow Greig’s comments and demand her resignation.

WHO: Courage Campaign Chair Rick Jacobs, Courage Campaign Rapid Response Organizer Gabe Smalley, concerned women and community activists.

WHAT: Delivering over 30,000 signatures demanding the resignation of California Republican Assembly leader Celeste Greig due to her offensive rape comments.

WHERE: California Republican Party Headquarters, 1903 Magnolia Boulevard (corner of Magnolia & Parish Place), Burbank. The GOP headquarters is just one mile west of I-5 and also the Downtown Burbank Metrolnk station.

WHEN: Monday, March 11, 2013, 4:00 PM (please arrive by 3:45 PM

For more information, or for interviews with Courage Campaign, please contact Brett Abrams at 516-841-1105 or by email at brett@fitzgibbonmedia.com.

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