SATURDAY: Planes Fly Over College Football Games in Key Swing States Highlighting Donald Trump’s Misogyny & Urging Young People to Vote

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Saturday, October 1, 2016
CONTACT: Brett Abrams | 516-841-1105 |

SATURDAY: Planes Fly Over College Football Games in Key Swing States Highlighting Donald Trump’s Misogyny & Urging Young People to Vote

UltraViolet Action to Fly Plane Banners Over Stadiums in Ann Arbor, Columbus, Iowa City, Philadelphia and Durham Reading “Trump Says Women R Pigs. Disagree? Vote.”

This Saturday, UltraViolet Action, a national women’s advocacy organization, has commissioned five airplanes to fly over college football stadiums in key swing states highlighting Donald Trump’s long record of misogyny and urging young people to vote.  The planes will fly over the Wisconsin v. Michigan game in Ann Arbor, the Rutgers v. Ohio State game in Columbus, the Northwestern v. Iowa game in Iowa City, the SMU v. Temple game in Philadelphia and the Virginia v. Duke game in Durham.

The planes will carry a banner reading “Trump Says Women R Pigs. Disagree? Vote.” highlighting Donald Trump’s repeated anti-woman comments and egregiously sexist rhetoric and comes after Monday’s presidential debate where Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton slammed Trump for calling women “pigs, “dogs,” and “slobs.”

Wisconsin v. Michigan at Michigan Stadium at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI:
  • WHEN: Saturday, October 1st. 1:00pm to 2:30pm EST **
  • WHERE: Michigan Stadium, 1201 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Rutgers v. Ohio State at Ohio Stadium at the Ohio State University in Columbus, OH:

  • WHEN: Saturday, October 1st. 9:30am to 11:00am EST **
  • WHERE: The Ohio State University, 411 Woody Hayes Drive, Columbus, OH 43210

Northwestern v. Iowa at Kinnick Stadium at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA:

  • WHEN: Saturday, October 1st. 8:30am to 10:00am CST **
  • WHERE: Kinnick Stadium 825 Stadium Drive, Iowa City, IA 52240

SMU v. Temple at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA:

  • WHEN: Saturday, October 1st.  9:30am to 11:00am EST **
  • WHERE: Lincoln Financial Field, 1020 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Virginia v. Duke at Wallace Wade Stadium at Duke University in Durham, NC:

  • WHERE: Saturday, October 1st. 10:00am to 11:30am EST **
  • WHEN: Wallace Wade Stadium, 110 Frank Basset Drive, Durham, NC 27708

“Donald Trump is a sexist whose toxic misogynistic rhetoric has no place in our political system – let alone in the White House. Not only does he publicly insult women, he actually brags about it – and this should tell every voter in the country all they need to know about Donald Trump and how he would govern. Trump’s anti-woman history is so long that we couldn’t even fit a small percentage of it onto these planes,” explained Shaunna Thomas, co-founder of UltraViolet Action. “With the first female major party candidate in history going up against the most sexist, bigoted and unqualified candidate in modern history – it is up to voters, especially young people in key swing states to register to vote and make sure that this person never makes it to the White House.”

** Due to security concerns, no air traffic is allowed over the stadiums up to one hour prior to the start of the game.

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UltraViolet Action is an online community of over 1,000,000 women and men who want to take collective action to expose and fight sexism in the public sector, private sector and the media. Find out more