Approximately 10 days ago, offensive billboards began cropping up in East and West Oakland. Co-opting a message that has been used to uplift and empower the Black community for decades, the billboards are part of a national right wing effort to eliminate women's reproductive rights, beginning (as always) with women of color. A well-funded right wing organization has perpetrated ads meant to divide the Black community, shame Black women, and scapegoat health clinics that provide preventative care in our community.
Using the phrase, "Black and Beautiful; too many aborted" the billboards aim to shame and divide our community and we won't stand for it.
In response to this attack, a small but mighty group of folks have been putting pressure on CBS Outdoor who owns the billboards. We've gotten great media coverage and continue to organize in the community. In response to organizational calls to CBS Outdoor, the man in charge, Jeff McCuen, is quoted as saying, "I'm only getting calls about this from you" while continually refusing to take the billboards down. So now, we want to show Jeff that the WHOLE community cares.
click here to take action and let CBS Outdoor know you want the billboards down!
Thank you so much for taking action, and spreading the word.
In Black and Beautiful love and solidarity,
Trust Black Women-CA