There is no question that 2018 has been a challenging year for reproductive rights and social justice. With the looming threat of a domestic gag rule on providers of Title X family planning, the unlawful detention of immigrant children, the continued denial that climate change is occurring and is caused by human activity, and the confirmation of partisan, vengeful Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, there is a lot to fight.
Our #Fight4HER campaign is doing just that! In Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, organizers, volunteers, and passionate defenders of reproductive freedom have been working tirelessly in their communities to fight back against attacks on reproductive rights, and to build support for the Global HER (Health, Empowerment, and Rights) Act.
In August, #Fight4HER organizers around the country rallied over 400 community members and volunteers for #Fight4HER Summits. Attendees learned about the Global Gag Rule, gained organizing skills and tips, and heard from other coalition groups in their communities.
#Fight4HER organized around days of action like International Safe Abortion Day, World Contraception Day, and National Voter Registration Day. We mobilized communities around the country to rally in support of access to reproductive healthcare and rights. We raised awareness about the importance of keeping abortion safe, legal, and accessible for all people.