Solidarity Day 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Every year on Good Friday, thousands of anti-Planned Parenthood protesters descend on the Planned Parenthood clinic at Vandalia Street in St. Paul. This is your chance to show up, speak up, and stand up for the patients that count on Planned Parenthood. Join Planned Parenthood supporters beginning at 10 a.m. for a peaceful counter protest to make sure everyone knows that Planned Parenthood is here for good.
ARRIVAL → Enter the event at the corner of Pillsbury Street and Charles Avenue
Attendees will be required to enter the event space at the corner of Pillsbury and Charles, just North of University Avenue. Please stay off of Vandalia Street. This allows our patients to enter the clinic without interference.
RSVP → http://bit.ly/solidarity2017
Please RSVP to let us know you are joining Solidarity Day 2017. By registering, we will be able to anticipate how many supporters plan to attend, make sure patients have a clear path to the clinic, share important arrival details, and keep everyone updated on security information and changes as they occur on the day of the event.
SECURITY → http://bit.ly/nonengagement
We have a strict non-engagement policy with protesters. Focus on what matters most—Planned Parenthood patients—and do not engage with opposition. Please follow all laws and law enforcement directions for safety and security, especially in event of emergency. Please do not block sidewalk or street traffic. Please do not bring items that could be interpreted as weapons or anything that is illegal. Bring small bags or as few bags as possible — backpacks are not allowed. While at the event, if you see any suspicious items or violations of the non-engagement policy, please notify security staff immediately.
This event is outdoors and involves standing, walking, and marching, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing. Show off your love for Planned Parenthood and wear as much pink as you’d like. Planned Parenthood sweatshirts, tote bags, and pashmina scarves will be available for purchase at the event.
Planned Parenthood will provide signs. You may bring your own signs, but please note that signs on poles or plastic pipes and signs containing profanity or vulgar messages are prohibited. You are encouraged to consider intersectional and inclusive messages on your signs. Remember, Planned Parenthood works to provide sexual and reproductive health care for ALL.
The clinic is accessible via the Green Line as well as 16 and 87 bus routes. We recommend you take public transportation, ride your bike, or carpool, as parking is unavailable in our ramp. Extremely limited parking may be available on Hampden, Carleton, Raymond and other nearby streets. Please be respectful of our neighbors and follow all laws.