Local women want Rush Limbaugh to know his controversial comments about a birth control-advocating law student may have been two months ago, but they will never forget.
The Toledo Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) will kick off the "ENOUGH RUSH" boycott of local sponsors of the conservative radio talk show host on Tuesday at Clear Channel headquarters.
"Rush Limbaugh is paid an astounding $38 million a year to spew his hate across the airwaves," wrote Anita Rios, president of Toledo NOW, in an email release. "He recently targeted law student Sandra Fluke--in response to her testimony before Congress about insurance coverage for birth control--calling her a 'slut' and a 'prostitute.' and claiming she must be 'having so much sex, it's amazing she can still walk.'"
The rally at Clear Channel, located at 125 S. Superior St., will last from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Demonstrators can bring a sign or use one from the organization.
"We will not go back to a time when we had no reproductive rights, to a time when our access to contraceptives and to abortions was restricted," Rios wrote. "We will not be bullied or silenced. We call on the people of Toledo who support women's reproductive rights to use our purchasing power in support of those rights to use our purchasing power in support of those rights and boycott the local sponsors of the Rush Limbaugh show."
The Huffington Post reports Limbaugh issued an apology to Fluke in March, saying he was "sincerely" sorry about his "insulting" characterization of Fluke. Several advertisers pulled commercials from his show after facing national outrage about the comments.