A Tough 2018 Means We’ll Fight Even Harder in 2019

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.

#Fight4HER Summit partners included the ACLU of Wisconsin, NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina, the National Jewish Women’s Council, NextGen Arizona, and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio.

The #Fight4HER Summit in Denver brought together community groups, activists, and passionate reproductive rights defenders.

Las Vegas #Fight4HER Summit participants gather from across Nevada for a day of workshops and trainings

We’ve delivered thousands of petitions to members of Congress, asking them to “support the Global HER Act, and vote against any and all efforts to roll back access to safe, affordable, and accessible comprehensive reproductive health care for people around the world.”

Ohio State University students gather on campus to honor International Safe Abortion Day

#Fight4HER Phoenix organizer Brittany MacPherson (right) and volunteer Jamila Rahim (left) collect petitions in Tucson, AZ.

#Fight4HER Tucson organizer Kristen Godfrey (center) and volunteers Ashley Little (left) and Zoe Watchman (right) attend an International Safe Abortion Day speak-out at the University of Arizona

Around the country, Population Connection staff and volunteers raised our voices against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. The common theme: We do not consent!

Population Connection staff attend the Cancel Kavanaugh march in Washington, DC

Marian Starkey protests outside Sen. Susan Collins’ office in Portland, ME

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