Woman with fist raised: Fighting for Our Lives Conference


Join the National Mobilization for Reproductive Justice in saying:

We, the People, Overrule SCOTUS:
UNJUST LAWS WILL BE BROKEN!


Multitudes of people across the U.S. poured into the streets to protest the travesty of a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24. The court’s right-wing reactionaries have dragged U.S. law back in time, overturning 50 years of precedents regarding the right to abortion. It’s back to the days of pro-segregation “states’ rights” law and bans on contraception and queer identities. And forward to the dystopia of a fertilized egg having all the rights of personhood. We reject this future. Read our statement here. #StandForRoe #MyDecisionAlone

    What we call for:

  • Protect & expand Roe v. Wade; safe, legal abortion on demand without apology
  • Repeal the Hyde Amendment
  • Overturn state barriers to reproductive choices
  • Stop forced sterilization
  • No to caged kids, forced assimilation, & child welfare abuses
  • End medical & environmental racism; for universal healthcare
  • Defend queer & trans families
  • Guarantee medically sound sex education & affordable childcare
  • Sexual self-determination for people with disabilities
  • Uphold social progress with expanded voting rights & strong unions

Initiated by Radical Women. Endorsed by: Alphabet Workers Union CWA Local 1400, American Federation of Government Employees Local 3197, Central Phoenix NOW - Inez Casiano, Communication Workers of America Local 7800, Cornish Federation of Teachers (AFT 4169), Downtown Women for Change, Freedom Socialist Party, Fuerza Mundial Global, Gender Justice League, Georgia NOW, Her Heart Beats Too, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 520, Kadima Reconstructionist Community, Knoxville Center for Reproductive Health, Labor for Black Lives Collective-Seattle, Metro Justice, National Organization of Legal Services Workers UAW 2320, New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Newark Education Workers Caucus, Older Women's League-SF, Oregon Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity, Phoenix Democratic Socialists of America, Pacific NW & IL chapters of American Party of Labor, Raging Grannies Action League, La Resistancia, Seattle Democratic Socialists of America, Seattle NOW, Socialist Alternative-Oakland-San Francisco-Seattle, South Dakota NOW, Speak Out Socialists, Trabajadoras por la Paz, United Auto Workers Local 4121, Unitarian Universalists of San Francisco Human Rights Working Group, Washington Federation of State Employees Local 304, Washington State Federation of Democratic Women, Women for Racial and Economic Equality

Add your organization as an endorser and add events to the calendar by contacting
RW.US@radicalwomen.org or 206-985-4621. Endorsement form.



Get Involved



National Halfday Online Conference

Woman with fist in air for Fighting for Our Lives conference

Opening panel:Perspectives from grassroots leaders
Workshops: Breaking the race barrier - Labor in the forefront - All aboard for next steps

Register in advance at tinyurl.com/2022WRD
Free admission - Requested donation $5.00-$50.00

Sponsored by the National Mobilization for Reproductive Justice and Radical Women
Information: RW.US@radicalwomen.org • 206-985-4621

National Meetings

Next meeting: Sunday, August 21, 3pm PDT/6pm EDT - Get involved with activists across the country. Bring your thoughts, talents and energy! Register here.

New York

Register here for Reproductive Justice organizing meetings on Wednesdays at 6:30pm. ReproJusticeNowNYC@gmail.com, 212-222-0633, Instagram follow and share.

Phoenix

Third Thursday organizing meetings in conjunction with Radical Women Phoenix. 6-7:30pm. Next meeting Thurs., Sept 15. Registration: bit.ly/RWPhx-Sept2022 Info: rw.phx@radicalwomen.org, Instagram follow and share.

San Francisco Bay Area

Reproductive Justice SF meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 6:30pm. Contact them at reprojustice.sf@gmail.com or send message via facebook.com/reprojusticecoalitionsf for details. Instagram follow and share

Seattle

Planning meetings of the Puget Sound Mobilization for Reproductive Justice: Sundays at 6:30pm via Zoom. Register at tinyurl.com/2022justice
Info: pugetsoundmobe@gmail.com, 206-722-6057, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook


Upcoming Actions


October 2021 events


December 2021 actions


January 2022 actions


Lead-up to Day of Decision 2022



Take Action


Demand President Biden issue an immediate, STRONG and MEANINGFUL Executive Order guaranteeing every person the right to abortion. Email him at www.whitehouse.gov/contact.

Call on your union to organize an emergency conference of working women and allies to strategize defense of reproductive rights.

Labor involvement in the fight for reproductive justice


Media coverage and videos


“NYC Leaders, Residents React to Supreme Court Overturn,” CBS News - New York, June 24, 2022

“New Yorkers Rally in Union Square,” Bronx News 12, June 24, 2022

“Thousands March Along Market Street to Protest Supreme Court,” KTVU News, June 24, 2022

49 minutes sitting in the middle of Market Street, SF, June 24, 2022, Video by Lis Cox

“Thousands gather for SF abortion rights protest,” Mid-Peninsula Post, June 24, 2022

“Angry Phoenix protest over Roe decision,” Yahoo News, June 24, 2022

“Arizona senators can't agree on what happened at the state Capitol abortion protest,” KJZZ, June 29, 2022

“Local Protesters Take to the Streets in Seattle,” KOMO News, June 24, 2022

“Seattle Protests the Supreme Court’s Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade,” South Seattle Emerald, July 1, 2022

“Protesters in Seattle Rally, Sit-In for Abortion Rights,” KNKX News, June 24, 2022

“Aftermath of an anti-abortion agenda,” Seattle Gay News, July 1, 2022

“Washington Will Provide Safe Abortions as Roe v Wade Decision Looms,” Q13Fox, June 23, 2022

“Let’s Turn the Tide for Legal Abortion,” By Adrienne Weller, LA Progressive, reprinted from the Freedom Socialist

“Reproductive Justice: A Survival Issue for BIPOC, Labor and Oppressed People,” Martin Luther King Day Seattle workshop, January 12, 2022

Dynamite rally speech by Irene A., April 9, Berkeley, CA

Video - Black History Month panel: "Black Women Fire Up the Movement for Reproductive Justice"

Slideshow of National Mobilization Dec. 1, 2021 actions, with excerpts from speeches

Video about the National Mobilization for Reproductive Justice, Oct 3 2021

Video: Why we must fight by Nga Bui, Oct. 3, 2021, NYC


Organizing Tools


National Mobilization statement on overturn of Roe v. Wade.

Reproductive Justice Tool Kit

Large "I'm Fighting For" posters, 18" x 22", black and white. Prints on roll printer. Check FedEx.

Downloadable color posters for the 10 demands of the National Mobilization

About the Mobilization -- English and Spanish

Abortion Myths & Realities handout

Labor involvement in the fight for reproductive justice

Leaflet: No Going Back on Abortion Rights!

Info on the Mississippi case before the Supreme Court

Downloadable color posters for the 10 demands of the National Mobilization

Suggested chants (print back-to-back and cut in half)


How you can help


Donate to costs of the national campaign


Organize a rally, march or flash mob

Do bannering and leafleting at bridges and intersections

Hold an online forum, teach-in or conversation

Work with other groups to hold a town hall event addressing a range of key events such as voting rights, reproductive justice, and workers rights during Covid

Online film showing – recommended titles

Hold a Twitter storm with these slogans
#StandForRoe
#MyDecisionAlone

Host a letter-writing hour to address federal and state issues of concern


Resources


Amicus brief on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization from Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights, and 16 racial justice, feminist, and labor organizations

Analysis of Texas anti-abortion law SB8

"Unsung Mothers of the Movement: A Radical Herstory on Black Southern Networks Facilitating Abortion Access Before and After Roe v. Wade," by Hailey Broughton-Jones

Demographics: who has abortions in the U.S.?

"Ableism and Reproductive Health," speech by Kendra Scalia, New York. Watch on video.

Films on reproductive rights

Who was Rosie Jiménez?

Los Angeles forum "Remembering Rosie Jimenez: Fighting for Reproductive Justice Today"

Worldwide Fight for Abortion Rights Coming to a Neighborhood Near You,” by Bernadette Logue

Status of abortion laws and access in the U.S.

Lessons from before Roe

What is reproductive justice?

Reproductive health links


For more information, to volunteer, add an event to the calendar, or arrange press interviews, contact the National Organizing Center: RW.US@radicalwomen.org National Mobilization Facebook • 206-985-4621
Visit the Radical Women website at www.RadicalWomen.org