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March On NYC.

Dear Friends,

On Monday, we celebrated the life of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and we find that so many of his profound words still have so much meaning in today’s world.
One of his most famous quotes reads: Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

And it is in that spirit that we are writing to you. The Women’s March Alliance is organizing a march this Saturday and we wanted to urgently invite you to join. We received the following email yesterday from ATPAM:

Dear Member of ATPAM –

I invite you to join IATSE President Matthew D. Loeb, myself and sisters and brothers from other IATSE NY area locals as we take to the streets for the New York City Women’s March this coming Saturday, January 20. The march begins at 11am and will go down Central Park West, across Central Park South and down 6th Avenue, ending at 43rd Street at around 4pm.

Meeting place for the IATSE cohort will be on Central Park West between 65th and 66th Streets, near the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Look for the IATSE signs!

Bring a sign (no wood or metal), do your vocal warmups (so they can hear us down in Washington!) and keep an eye on the weather reports to dress accordingly. Comfortable shoes are a must.

If you can’t attend the march in New York, check with your local labor council – either city or state – to find out where people are marching in your area.

Let’s keep the pressure on and continue to make noise about issues that affect working men and women across this country.

I hope to see you on Saturday!

In solidarity,


We suggest that you support this powerful movement—even if you cannot make it to the march, there are many ways to support it. For you, for your daughters, for your mothers, for your sisters, for your great-great-granddaughters.

To join the march (which starts right outside our door step!), donate to the cause or learn more click here: https://womensmarchalliance.org/2018-womens-march-on-nyc/

Best regards,
Philip & Marilyn


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Going For Gold!

Dear Friends,

An absolutely marvelous happening occurred in the last two weeks:

The USA women Olympics team won more medals in Rio than the USA men’s team—61 for women, 55 for men!!!!

Not that we are trying to sound a bit nutty or anti-men, being so happy about this, but we think you know that we are extremely eager to see women’s Equality—or superiority (which our wives will tell you is already happening!).

This is only the second time in the 32 Summer Olympics where this has happened—the first being in London.  There is still a long way to go, so we must celebrate the steps along the way.  Today’s glorious happening: THE WOMEN WON!

To read more about this—hopefully—continuing trend, click here.

Of course, we also want to wish all of our Olympic champions the greatest congratulations!

Rio 2016

Best regards,

Philip & Marilyn

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We Can Do It!

Good news today from the UN on the subject of women in government.

There are currently 19 women who are heads of state around the world—Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Central African Republic, Chile, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Jamaica, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Peru, Poland, South Korea, Switzerland, and Trinidad & Tobago.

The average number of women in national parliaments has doubled in the last 20 years—from 11% to 22%.

Obviously, we have a long way to go—but these 19 countries are paving the way for a world where gender plays no role in politics.

Just as with the glorious 50 year anniversary in Selma last week, the Women’s Movement is progressing.  It will take time, but it will happen!

Meanwhile, we urge all of our theatre friends to do whatever you can to help move it forward—we can do it!


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