Ordain Women Activism

April Young Bennett (center in red, facing forward) speaks to LDS Spokesperson Ruth Todd (also in red, facing away from the camera) during Ordain Women’s first attempt to attend the Priesthood Session of General Conference, October 2013. Photo by Rick Egan, Salt Lake Tribune.

April Young Bennett served as an organizer, spokesperson and Board member for the activist group Ordain Women during its first years.  She helped organize several activist demonstrations that attracted national attention and coverage in the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, the Atlantic, the Guardian, Al Jazeera and other respected news outlets, attracting loyal supporters both inside and outside the Mormon faith.


Ordain Women supporters are worthy of their congregations’ love

Mormon PR statement doesn’t fit Ordain Women facts

Selected News Coverage

LDS Church Denies Access to Priesthood Session to Ordain Women | KUTV 

The Coming Crackdown on Mormon Liberals | The Daily Beast


13 Lessons Learned as an Organizer of Ordain Women | Sunstone Symposium


Ordain Women and Renewed Conversations about Priesthood | Mormon Matters


Know the History: A Live Discussion Among Ordain Women Leaders and Supporters


Confirming Our Hope: Women and Priesthood

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For media inquiries, speaking engagements and other requests, contact april@aprilyoungb.com or call 801-253-2895.

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