Love Field, Pt. Reyes Station, California
July 10, 2004


                                                                                                                                           Photos: Eva Soltes


BARING WITNESS FOR WOMEN VOTERS

On July 10, 2004, 81 San Francisco Bay Area women spelled the word VOTE with their nude bodies on Love Field in Point Reyes Station, Northern California. The event was organized by Baring Witness as part of its campaign to persuade Americans to register and vote. Baring Witness especially wants to remind the 22 million single American women who did not vote in the 2000 election how powerful and how vulnerable their voting rights are.

National issues are women’s issues, especially Constitutional rights, the right to choose birth control methods, and the right to clean air, water, and food. Basic family needs and entitlements, from education to Social Security, are in danger of being totally privatized and put out of reach of many Americans. America is at war with other countries, with the environment, and with itself. It is time for the unheard to speak clearly. 

“22 million voices would make a huge choir that politicians could not ignore,” one participant said. “Vote as if your life depends on it!”

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