TWACtion: Env & Gender Rights Groups Occupy I-5 Billboard

Earth First! Newswire — September 8, 2014 — Demonstrators from Trans and/or Women’s Action Camp (TWAC) and the Gender Alliance of the South Sound (GASS)  staged a dance party at a billboard along I-5 (Northbound, Exit 72).  The billboard’s former advertisement was replaced with a massive banner with the message “Transgender Health, Not Fossil Fuel Wealth.”

The protesters wish to draw attention to the fact that the investment in fossil fuels comes at the expense of the basic needs of citizens such as affordable healthcare.  In particular, transgender citizens in Washington are commonly denied health coverage for medically necessary drugs, therapy, and procedures.   More here!  Go TWAC!! RTpdx <3 U!

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