DEFEND & EXPAND OUR REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOMS.
We are in a time of unprecedented attacks on our reproductive freedoms. With unconstitutional, anti-abortion legislation sweeping state legislatures, and a Congress unable to fight for our access to reproductive services, BIPOC, working-class, queer, and young people are being stripped of their right to healthcare and bodily-autonomy.
The Supreme Court recently decided to take a case challenging the precedent set by Roe v. Wade, which protects abortion in the first two trimesters, or 24 weeks. The case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. With our 6:3 conservative majority, this case, regardless of the outcome, will have huge implications on the future of reproductive justice. We must meet this moment with the action and fight it requires. That is why we are rolling out our Rally for Roe campaign– a three-phased, three-month initiative to defend and expand our reproductive freedoms.
The goal of this campaign is to educate young people across the country about our intersectional fight for reproductive justice and bring them to action to preserve access to reproductive services. This includes advancing reproductive justice legislation in state legislatures, such as the Roe Act, and in Congress, such as the Women's Health Protection Act and the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance Act. It also includes building public pressure around Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization to ensure Roe v. Wade is not overturned.
OUR LATEST CALLS TO ACTION
OUR MASTER PLAN
Phase 1: Engage & Educate
July 22nd through End of August
We just wrapped up phase one of this campaign. This time was all about educating organizers in and outside of Generation Ratify about the fight for reproductive justice. It was a time to spread the word about what we are doing and engage people to follow us as we take action. We hosted a reproductive justice crash course as well as educational panels about the intersections of reproductive justice. Local and state chapters carried out events in their communities, as well.
Generation Ratify state teams are also used this time to prepare to host state-wide advocacy days for reproductive justice legislation in their legislatures. Local teams were preparing to host local protests.
Phase 2: Activate & Build
End of August through End of September
Phase 2: Going full speed ahead preparing for actions. During this time, we are advocating on both the state and federal level for reproductive justice legislation.
In addition, we are hosting on the ground actions in our communities to hold our legislators accountable to us and pressuring the courts to protect abortion access.
Phase 3: All Out Action
Early October to December
We are now in phase three, going full out with action on the ground to build public pressure around the hearing of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.