Campaign Activists in Southern California Celebrate June 12, the Iranian Women’s Day of Solidarity
Wednesday 11 June 2008
Change for Equality: Campaign activists based in Southern California have issued a press release regarding June 12, the day women’s rights activists in Iran have declared to be their National Day of Solidarity.
The press release and contact information is provided below.
HISTORIC CELEBRATION OF IRANIAN WOMEN’S MOVEMENT
Southern California activists celebrate June 12, the Iranian Women’s Solidarity Day
June 12 is the third anniversary of the historic gathering in 2005 near
The One Million Signatures Campaign raises awareness by public dissemination of information about discriminatory laws, and seeks to promote social justice through a petition that calls for legal reform. Based entirely on volunteer labor, the movement has refrained from propagating an explicit political agenda and instead presents information about the Iranian legal system in a non-ideological manner. People around the world can join in peaceful protest against discrimination by signing the Campaign’s petition in support of the Iranians’ demand for legal gender equality. Forms of support can include printing the petition from the campaign website, circulating it and sending it in, and talking about the campaign with family and friends.
The Campaign has been well represented in areas with large Iranian immigrant populations, including Southern California, which is home to the largest number of Iranians outside Iran. This local chapter of the Campaign comprises Iranian-American graduate students and professionals, who not only promote awareness of the campaign’s efforts but also aim to protect activists within Iran by calling attention to their political persecution.
For more information about this press release, or to schedule an interview with a local campaign organizer, please call Peyman Malaz (949) 466-0142 or email email@example.com
Contact: Peyman Malaz
Tel.: (949) 466-0142