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Sacramento Grannies joined other groups at a big rally at the State Capitol on Tuesday, July 29, featuring the delivery of a “Death of the Delta” coffin containing thousands of public comments opposing Governor Jerry Brown’s peripheral tunnels. 

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Reproductive choice is an internationally recognized human right!

Raging Grannies want you to know where Eden Foods’ president has gone wrong in his argument that his company should be exempt from provisions of the Affordable Care Act. 

Steven H. Miles, M.D. of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota writes that Eden’s policy is:

  • medically uninformed. Oral contraceptives are used for treating endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome, among other conditions.
  • a sexual fetish rather than an expression of a comprehensive religious doctrine. Human resources does not ask employees to convert to Catholicism. There is no Eden Organic policy requiring men and women to conform to Pope Pius XII’s address on end-of-life medical care. 
  • apparently ignorant of the nearly universal use of contraception by Catholic and non-Catholic women.
  • economically insensitive. When CEO Potter was told that contraceptives are less expensive than maternity coverage, he replied, “One’s got a little more warmth and fuzziness to it than the other, for crying out loud.”
  • sexist about contraception. Male and female partners have an equal interest in a woman’s access to contraceptives, given that pregnancy ideally arises from a mutually consenting joint cooperation. It’s no secret that women bear an undue burden from unintended pregnancies: Three-fourths of the single-parent homes are headed by women.

BOYCOTT EDEN FOODS! photo: In Palo Alto, California, Raging Grannies protested at Whole Foods which carries Eden Foods.  Here is more from this article written by Steven H. Miles, M.D. of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota. We recommend it!

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Candlelight vigil for a Free Palestine in Lytton Plaza, Palo Alto July 24, 2014. Granny Gail gets a candle.

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Thursday July 24 in Lytton Plaza Grannies at Stop the Killing Rally

CHANTING: FREE FREE PALESTINE!

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Gig protesting at Whole Foods in Palo Alto today. Read more and scroll down to see all 11 photos HERE

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Sign at right says:

I’m the pro-choice outspoken feminist you were worried about!

 Join us at Whole Foods in Palo Alto to protest Eden Foods religious objection to covering birth control…worse than Hobby Lobby! At the same gig we will be demonstrating against Whole Foods Market’s policy of business without a conscience. Details of when and why HERE.

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We can live without gas but not without water! Grannies in Santa Cruz on Fourth of July. Photo by Alex Darocy for indybay.org. See more photos of Independence Day in Santa Cruz here.

We can live without gas but not without water! Grannies in Santa Cruz on Fourth of July. Photo by Alex Darocy for indybay.org. See more photos of Independence Day in Santa Cruz here.

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FLASH BACK to the past. We created a newsworthy photo op with a our charming member Faith Petric in 2006

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Net neutrality protesters were arrested late at night on June 24, 2014 at Google headquarters. The group Fight for the Future supports actions for net freedom, and was only asking Google to dialogue with activists.

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Good news: This week, on July 25 2014, a three-judge panel of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled in favor of same-sex marriage couples, agreeing with Utah District Judge Robert Shelby’s landmark December ruling that Utah’s gay marriage ban violates fundamental constitutionally guaranteed rights. READ MORE.

Photo: Back in February of 2010 the Grannies showed up in bride and groom costumes at the San Mateo County Clerk’s office joining same-sex couples requesting marriage licenses. The short period in which gays and lesbians were able to marry legally in California was sadly cut off by Proposition 8, which passed in November of 2008. Happily Prop 8 was overturned in August of 2010. The Grannies joined thousands of people celebrating with rallies across the country.