National Mobilization for Reproductive Justice


Remember Rosie Jimenénez

Illustration by Marcelo Potosí


The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge to Roe v. Wade on December 1st. Join the movement to defend the right of women and all people to control their own bodies.

    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
  • Uphold social progress with expanded voting rights & strong unions

Initiated by Radical Women.Endorsed by: AFSCME Local 88, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, American Association of University Women - Naperville, IL Area, Central AZ National Lawyers Guild, Central Phoenix NOW - Inez Casiano, CISPES LA, Columbia University Action Lab Reproductive Justice Initiative, December 12th Movement, Denver Communists, Freedom Socialist Party, Fuerza Mundial Global, H.O.T.D.I.S.H. Militia, Illinois NOW, Jewish Voice for Peace NYC, L.A. Black Worker Center, Labor for Black Lives Collective - Seattle, Metro Justice, Minnesota NOW, New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Newark Education Workers Caucus, NYC for Abortion Rights, Oregon Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, OPEIU Local 8, Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity, Party for Socialism & Liberation Seattle, People's Strike - Bay Area, Phoenix Democratic Socialists of America, Pikes Peak Women for Liberation, Progressive Asian Network for Action, Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project , Raging Grannies Action League, Resident & Fellow Physician Union - Northwest, Rosie’s Machinists 751, San Francisco Red Cloaks, Seattle Revolutionary Socialists, Sistersong, Socialist Viewpoint, Trabajadoras por la Paz, UAW Local 4121, United Front Committee for a Labor Party, Washington Poor People’s Campaign, WFSE Local 304, WFSE Local 1488, Women Engaged, Workers World Party – Bay Area and Seattle

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


October 3 events


ARIZONA

Phoenix – Candlelight vigil to honor Rosie Jiménez and others who died from lack of access to reproductive health care.
7:30 pm, Courtyard of First Church UCC Phoenix, 1407 N 2nd St.
Hosted by Central Phoenix NOW, Phoenix DSA, and Radical Women Phoenix.
Info: RadicalWomenPHX@gmail.com

CALIFORNIA

Bay Area – Rally and speakout.
Noon-2pm. Federal Building, 7th Street and Mission, San Francisco.
Hosted by Bay Area Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women. Endorsed by Bianca For San Francisco, Communist Workers Group - U.S.A., Party for Reclamation and Survival, People's Strike - Bay Area, Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project, Raging Grannies Action League, San Francisco Red Cloaks, Socialist Viewpoint, Workers World Party - Bay Area, United Front Committee for a Labor Party, UUSF Human Rights Working Group
Info: reprojustice.sf@gmail.com

Los Angeles – Online presentation: Remembering Rosie Jiménez: Fighting for Reproductive Justice Today. 2-4pm. Register here. Hosted by Los Angeles Freedom Socialist Party and National Radical Women. Endorsed by Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, Black Workers Center, CISPES LA, Progressive Asian Network for Action. Info: laFSP@socialism.com

Redwood City – “Honk & Wave for Abortion Rights,”
3 to 4pm, 1101 El Camino Real. Redwood City, CA. Hosted by Raging Grannies Action League.
Info: info@raginggrannies.com

COLORADO

Colorado Springs Area – Screening of documentary "Reversing Roe" and open discussion.
2-5pm, Penrose Library, KCH MacLaren Hall, 20 W. Pikes Peak Ave. **Masks required**
Hosted by Pikes Peak Women for Liberation and Radical Women.
Info: RWcolorado@radicalwomen.org

ILLINOIS

Naperville – Rally for Women's Rights.
2pm-3:30pm, Free Speech Pavilion, Naperville Riverwalk at Webster St and Jackson Ave.
Sponsored by: Naperville RW and Illinois NOW
Endorsed by: AAUW - Naperville, IL Area, and Women's March - Illinois
For info, email IllinoisRW@RadicalWomen.org

MINNESOTA

Duluth – 4:00pm, rally at WE Health Clinic
32 E 1st St, Duluth, MN.
Hosted by H.O.T.D.I.S.H Militia.
Info: hotdishmilitia@gmail.com

NEW MEXICO

Albuquerque – Social media blitz
Hosted by New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. Info: brady@nmrcrc.org

NEW YORK

New York City – Rally and Speak-Out.
12 noon – 2pm, St. Patrick's Cathedral, 5th Ave. btw 50th & 51st St., NYC.
Hosted by Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women. Endorsed by Columbia University Action Lab Reproductive Justice Initiative, December 12th Movement, Jewish Voice for Peace NYC, Newark Education Workers Caucus, NYC for Abortion Rights, Trabajadoras por la Paz
Info: ReproJusticeNowNYC@gmail.com

OREGON

Portland – "Remembering Rosie Jiménez: Reproductive Justice As a Labor Issue," virtual public forum,
6pm-7pm. Hosted by AFSCME C75 Womxn's Caucus, AFSCME Local 88, Oregon Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Portland Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women.
Details and register here. Info: pbarton@oregonafscme.org

TENNESSEE

Knoxville – Southern State Letter Writing Blast, 5:00pm EST Register for meeting. Letter template.

WASHINGTON

Seattle – “Not the Church, Not the State” rally and march, 2:00pm
Meet at St. James Cathedral, 804 9th Ave.
March to U.S. District Court, 700 Stewart St.
Sponsored by Radical Women, Freedom Socialist Party, Labor for Black Lives Collective, OPEIU Local 8, OWLS, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Resident & Fellow Physician Union-Northwest, Rosie’s Machinists, Seattle Revolutionary Socialists, UAW Local 4121,Washington Poor People’s Campaign, WFSE Local 304, WFSE Local 1488, Workers World Party - Seattle, Beverly Anderson - President AFGE Local 3197*
Contact Radical Women Seattle at 206-722-6057 or RWSeattle@mindspring.com with any questions.

* for identification only

Media coverage of National Mobilization


Seattle Gay News report of Oct 2-3

PIX11 TV News coverage, New York City

Daily Herald, Naperville, IL coverage

San Francisco rally at the federal building

NBC coverage of San Francisco rally

Telemundo Spanish-language coverage of San Francisco rally

Labor Video interviews and speeches from San Francisco rally

Los Angeles FSP/RW online forum program

Videos of Seattle picketline and rally

Video about the National Mobilization for Reproductive Justice

Interview on KPFK's Feminist Radio by Yolanda Alaniz

Article on Oct 3 organizing in Naperville Sun

Brief video on the importance of the Oct. 3 mobilization by Nga Bui, NYC

How you can help


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

Attend organizing meetings - Sept 12 & Sept 26

Organize an event in your locale (see ideas below)

Share the Facebook event with groups and friends

Ask your organization or union to endorse and participate in an activity

Share memes, artwork, poems and thoughts on the event Facebook page

Volunteer to develop Instagram and Twitter campaigns

Donate to costs of the national campaign


Organizing Tools


Record of Supreme Court justices on abortion.

Color campaign poster (add your local info)

Leaflet template for local actions

General information leaflet

Local action calendar announcement template

Local action news release template

News release on 10/2 Women's Marches and 10/3 National Mobilization

Letter to organizations

Letter to unions

Endorsement form (editable Word document)

Endorsement form (Google form)

Twitter graphic

Instagram graphic

Facebook graphic

Leaflet with QR code for writing the Supreme Court.

Labor involvement in the fight for reproductive justice

Ideas for actions


Organize a rally, march or flash mob – take photos and post on the event page!

Do bannering and leafleting at bridges and intersections – post photos on the event page!

Hold a messaging event to send letters online to the Supreme Court message page. Download leaflet with QR code for writing the Supreme Court.
Or print out a suggested message and collect signers to mail to Supreme Court of the United States, 1 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20543

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

Invite union members to watch and discuss the 2019 rally speech for the Washington State Labor Council on why abortion is a labor issue

Hold a Twitter storm with these slogans
#ReproductiveJusticeNow
#Defend Roe
#RememberRosieJimenez

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


Resources


Amicus brief 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

"Women of the World," poem by Nellie Wong, San Francisco

"Ableism and Reproductive Health," speech by Kendra Scalia, New York

Who was Rosie Jiménez?

Info on the Mississippi case that will come before the Supreme Court

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?

Thurgood Marshall as a defender of reproductive justice

Reproductive health links

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


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