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MEAWW | February 14, 2020'The Daily Show' co-creator Lizz Winstead says her show made comedians 'the watchdogs of the powerful'
To top it off with a call to action in the room, she says, “It is a great way to bring our fanbase together with the change-makers] in their city, and gives them a way to fight back.”
WUFT News | February 11, 2020, Changeville Brings Together Artists And Activists To Collaborate For Social Change
The Feminist Buzzkills of Comedy perform at the annual Changeville festival in Gainesville, FL.
Salon.com | February 11, 2020, "Daily Show" Co-Creator on How Trump Isn't Funny and Comedy Could Help Save Abortion
Lizz Winstead on the Feminist Buzzkills of Comedy tour & how various everyday acts can support reproductive rights.
WJLA | January 24, 2020, Tens of Thousands Come to Washington for 47th Annual March For Life Anti-Abortion Rally
“It’s pretty apparent we’re out numbered today. This is the biggest anti-abortion march of the year,” explained Molly Gaebe with Abortion Access Front. “We want to show that there are other voices. This is a big loud gathering, but we just want to make our voices heard as well,” said Sarah Hartshorne.
The Washington Post | January 24, 2020, The Scene During the March for Life Rally in Washington
Thousands, including the group Abortion Access Front, attend the 47th annual March for Life on the Mall.
The Hill | January 22, 2020, 'Daily Show' Co-creator Launches 'Feminist Buzzkills of Comedy' Tour
The co-creator of “The Daily Show” is launching a 2020 comedy tour in the nation’s capital to raise awareness about what she calls the “relentless assaults on reproductive rights.”
Medium | January 16, 2020, Abortion Is Normal, and It's Time to Treat It That Way
Organizations like Shout Your Abortion and the Abortion Access Front as well as artists and abortion storytellers are changing the way that we talk about reproductive justice — moving from a defensive crouch to unapologetic candidness. It’s exactly what we need.
The Mary Sue | January 13, 2020, Abortion Advocacy Groups Are Changing Their Names to Use Inclusive Language & It’s a Trend We Can’t Get Enough Of
First, the Lady Parts Justice League announced that they were changing their name to the Abortion Access Front, appropriately abbreviated to Abortion AF. Abortion AF was founded by The Daily Show’s Lizz Winstead and uses comedy to fight for reproductive justice. The name for the original organization came from a very “binders full of women” moment in state politics:
The New York Times | January 9, 2020, 4 Comedy Shows to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Abortion Access Front teams up with podcast, “Nevertheless She Existed” for a night celebrating feminist heroes of the abortion movement.
The Knockturnal | December 4, 2019, Exclusive: David Cross, Lizz Winstead And More Talk Political Satire At Paley Center
Last Monday, a group of comedians and writers sat down with Vinson Cunningham, staff writer for The New Yorker, to discuss The Power of Political Satire on TV. The writers included: David Cross, Lizz Winstead, Elayne Boosler, Felonious Monk, and Dave Smith.
Rewire.News | November 25, 2019, Planning a Wedding While Battling Protesters: Clinic Director Calla Hales on Her Unusual Wedding Day
“We had a lot of out of town escorts from other clinics come in, and [reproductive rights nonprofit] Abortion Access Front paid for their hotel rooms so they could have a place to stay.”
Vox | November 20, 2019, Op-Ed: Twitter is banning political ads. Nonprofits like mine could suffer.
“As the founder of the Abortion Access Front, Twitter’s announced policy would have killed our nonprofit’s ability to pay for ads that promote our shows, rallies, and actions where we push back against dishonest anti-abortion rhetoric with facts.”
Al Jazeera | November 14, 2019, The Abortion Bans
Fault Lines examines early abortion bans passed in the US, how women are resisting, and whether the laws will stand. Catch our sign at 01:40!
Seattleite | November 13, 2019, Daily Show Co-Creator Lizz Winstead Comes to Seattle for One Night of Comedy
Abortion Access Front (AAF), formerly Lady Parts Justice League is a super-fun nonprofit, founded by Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show, using comedy to advocate for reproductive rights.
The Register-Guard | November 8, 2019, Matt's Picks
“Abortion Access Front” features “The Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead and local comedian Brandon Lyons, who will poke at everything from immigration to impeachment and Brexit to birth control.