Sandy Rapp is an author, songwriter and grassroots activist who recounted her battles with the religious right in the book God's Country: A Case Against Theocracy: The Haworth Press; 1991. Her best known songs are "Remember Rose: A Song For Choice," about the first back-street abortion fatality of the Medicaid-Abortion cutoff in 1977 (all editions of this piece feature a guest vocal by the late Congresswoman Bella Abzug) and "Everyone Was At Stonewall," a gay history, originally written for police sensitivity training, and which won StoneWall Society's 2004 Pride Song of the Year. Rapp was instrumental in the passage of a number of gay civil rights laws and policies on Long Island, NY. Her CDs, which sing of these and other issues, include We The People, Flag & The Rainbow, Still Marchin' and Salute to the Veteran Feminists.
Rapp's appearances include the million-plus 2004 March For Women's Lives, the National Women's Music Festival, National NOW Rallies in Seneca Falls, Manhattan, and Washington, DC, the National Women's Political Caucus Conference, the Gulf Coast Womyn's Festival, Chicago's Autumnfest, New York State NOW Conferences, Montana Pride Rally, Palm Springs' Gay Veterans, Manhattan's Peoples Voice Cafe, the 2001 NOW March on DC, the Gay Millennium March, the 2003, 2005, and 2006 National NOW Conferences, the Manhattan LBGT Center, the NOW-NYC Central Park Protest against the 2004 Republican Convention, the 2005 Save The Court Rally in Union Square, and the Molly Yard Memorial in DC's Hart Senate Office Building. She served as a Grand Marshal of the 2006 Long Island Pride Parade, where she has performed a number of times, and she has won the 2006 LIP Award for Music from Lipstick TV. Rapp's 2006 premier of "Rise Up Ye Women" at the NYU Law School was written up in The New Yorker - 11/13/06.
Rapp's books and
CDs are available at Amazon.com and
Contacts are 631-329-5193 & SandyRapp@aol.com.
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