Breaking: Racist anti-choice SoHo billboard will be taken down

Victory!

According to PPNYC the Women of Color Policy Network, Lamar advertising has agreed to remove the offensive billboard ad.

It is with great joy that I write to report that Lamar Outdoor Advertising has agreed to pull the billboard on 6th Ave and Watts depicting an African-American girl with the disturbing tagline “The most dangerous place for African Americans is in the Womb” TODAY.

Following a letter to Peter Costanza, Vice President and General Manager of LaMar Billboards, written by the Women of Color Policy Network, NYU Wagner, Mr. Costanza responded affirmatively that they would remove the billboard. I truly believe that our collective quick action, phone calls and letters to the company are directly responsible for their decision to pull the ad.

This is definitely in response to all the great activism and outrage expressed by our community.

The work is not over, as this group will surely continue their billboard campaign in other cities. But for today, we get to enjoy this victory.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted February 24, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    Hey So glad you posted! But that actually came from the Women of Color Policy Network, who sent out an email, and who along with Councilmember Letitia James and SisterSong ran an amazingly successful campaign.

    • Posted February 24, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for the correction. Fixed.

  2. Posted February 25, 2011 at 4:19 am | Permalink

    Good! I’m glad they are taking it down, it should have never been up in the first place. It’s disgusting!!

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