National Mobilization for Reproductive Justice


Large crowd of marchers with banner of National Mobilization for Reproductive Justice.


You strike Roe? The NATIONAL MOBILIZATION FOR REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE says NO!
Fill the streets to say: Abortion rights are here to stay!


#StandForRoe #MyDecisionAlone


On May 2, a leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling showed that the misogynist majority intends to eliminate Roe v. Wade. This is outrageous and unacceptable. Come out now to show the court there will be hell to pay if they eliminate federal protections for reproductive autonomy for half the population. We need to raise a powerful outcry to show the justices that reproductive justice cannot be denied! It is urgent to act, speak out, and educate about how abortion is a life-and-death health issue, a question of economic justice, and a basic human right. Join the movement to defend the right of women and all people to control their own bodies.

Help build this effort, participate in ongoing reproductive justice actions, and spread the word!

    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: American Federation of Government Employees Local 3197, Central Phoenix NOW - Inez Casiano, Communication Workers of America Local 7800, Downtown Women for Change, Freedom Socialist Party, Fuerza Mundial Global, Gender Justice League, Georgia NOW, Her Heart Beats Too, Metro Justice, New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Newark Education Workers Caucus, 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, Seattle NOW, South Dakota NOW, 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, Women2Women Phoenix

Add your organization as an endorser and add events to the calendar by contacting
RadicalWomenUS@gmail.com or 206-985-4621. Endorsement form.


Upcoming Actions


Your help is needed to help build actions to mobilize the public now and also be ready for “day of decision” actions when the Supreme Court ruling comes down this spring or summer. Make a difference as you work with like-minded feminists and learn new skills, such as organizing rallies and doing community outreach.


National Meetings

Sunday, May 15 - 3pm PDT, 6pm EDT - What's next in the fight to save Roe and achieve reproductive justice? Add your thoughts and get involved.
Register here
Meetings on the first and third Sundays each month.

Los Angeles

Saturday, May 14, 10am: Meet up at the "Bans Off Our Bodies" action called by Planned Parenthood. Meet at Freedom Socialist Party table at 200 N. Spring St. Across from the steps to Los Angeles City Hall. Info: 323-732-6416, lafsp@socialism.com

New York

Saturday, May 14: March with us at the "Bans Off Our Bodies" action called by Planned Parenthood

Register to attend Reproductive Justice Organizing meetings on Zoom: Wednesday, May 18, 6:30pm
Friday, June 3 and 10, 6:00pm Info: ReproJusticeNowNYC@gmail.com, 212-222-0633

Day of Decision Gather at Union Square (south end of park at 14th Street) at 5pm, New York City,
--on day of decision if announced before noon
--on the following day if announced after noon
Info: ReproJusticeNowNYC@gmail.com, 212-222-0633



Phoenix

Saturday, May 14: March with us at the "Bans Off Our Bodies" action called by Planned Parenthood

SCOTUS Dobbs decision response planning - Weekly zooms Saturdays, 11a-noon MST, 4/30 through 5/27. Register at https://bit.ly/PhxReproRising Initiated by Phoenix Radical Women, rw.phoenix@radicalwomen.org

Day of Decision Gather at 7pm at the AZ State Capitol (1700 W Washington St, Phoenix),
--on day of decision if announced before noon
--on the following day if announced after noon
Info: rw.phoenix@radicalwomen.org


San Francisco Bay Area

Saturday, May 14: March with us at the "Bans Off Our Bodies" action called by Planned Parenthood

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.

Day of Decision: Gather at Phillip Burton Federal Court House at 5pm, 450 Golden Gate Ave. SF
--on day of decision if announced before noon
--on the following day if announced after noon


Seattle

Saturday, May 14: March with us at the "Bans Off Our Bodies" action called by Planned Parenthood

Planning meetings of the Puget Sound Mobilization for Reproductive Justice: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 6:30pm via Zoom. Register at tinyurl.com/2022justice
Info: pugetsoundmobe@gmail.com, 206-722-6057

Day of Decision: Gather at Federal Building at 5pm, 915 2nd Ave., Seattle
--on day of decision if announced before noon
--on the following day if announced after noon


Upcoming Actions


October 2021 events


December 2021 actions


January 2022 actions



Write to the justices


Write to the U.S. Supreme Court. Use this online form on the Supreme Court website. Or mail to: Supreme Court of the United States, 1 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20543. Sample message here.

Mail the judges a coathanger with a note!

Record of Supreme Court justices on abortion.

Leaflet with QR code for writing the Supreme Court.

Media coverage


“Raging Grannies and Radical Women on protecting reproductive rights,” 48 Hills, San Francisco, May 11, 2022

"Activists React to Pending Roe v. Wade Reversal" (scroll down for video interview), College of DuPage, IL, May 9, 2022

“Hundreds March for Abortion Rights in Phoenix After Supreme Court Shock,” Phoenix New Times, May 4, 2022

Rapid Response for Abortion Rights, San Francisco, Indybay, May 3, 2022

Abortion Rights Activists Plan Rally at SF Federal Building Tuesday, SFist, May 3, 2022

Seattle May Day march and reproductive justice contingent, KIRO TV, May 1, 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"

“Radical women stand in solidarity: Fighting for reproductive justice,” Our Weekly, Los Angeles

“Radical Women celebrates Black History Month, calling for comprehensive reproductive justice” Seattle Gay News

“Abortion rights activists rally in Phoenix on anniversary of Roe v. Wade,” KJZZ

“Protesters, Counterprotesters At Anti-Abortion Rally Saturday,” SFGate, San Francisco

“Pro and Anti- Abortion Rallies Held,” NBC Bay Area

"Won't Go Back: Bay Area Marks Anniversary of Roe v. Wade," San Francisco Chronicle

“Reproductive Rights Are on the Line,” Real Change, Seattle

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

“Abortion rights rally in NYC as Supreme Court takes up Mississippi case,” ABC7NY

“Protest outside Phoenix courthouse demands right to abortion,” Phoenix Devil

“Experts weigh in on Supreme Court decision on abortion,” AZfamily.com

Op-ed by Mary Ann Curtis in The Voice, Aurora, IL

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

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


Reproductive Justice Tool Kit

Abortion Myths & Realities handout

Labor involvement in the fight for reproductive justice

Leaflet: No Going Back on Abortion Rights!

"Mississippi’s Abortion Freedom Fighters," 2 min video

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


Ideas for actions


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?

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 • 206-985-4621
Visit the Radical Women website at www.RadicalWomen.org