Our friends at the Poor Peoples’ Campaign, Planned Parenthood, and other organizations have launched movements in the wake of a new wave of attacks on womens’ rights and worker protections. Listed below are just some of the upcoming actions initiated by the movement and supported amongst our partners this weekend, with a special call to action from our partner organization NAPAWF and an event hosted by Black-led organizations for Juneteenth.
June 14 – June 17: Liberate Abortions Caravan
The Liberate Abortion is organizing a multi-state caravan starting June 14th, making stops in Texas, Louisiana, and end in a rally in Jackson, Mississippi on June 17th, 2022 led by SHERo/Mississippi in Action. On the 17th, supporters can meet at Smith Park in Jackson, MS from 12pm – 3pm to participate in the rally and its events. You can sign up or find more info here.
June 18 – Mass Poor People’s & Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington
For far too long our people – poor people, people of color, Indigenous nations, immigrant families, women, children, the disabled, and LGBTQ communities – have been under attack, pitted against each other, and blamed for society’s problems. But we are building a movement that brings people together across race, gender and sexuality, ability, faith, region, and more to turn our pain, fear, and anger into a united force to reconstruct the nation from the bottom up. The ERA Coalition is joining the Poor People’s Campaign and partner organizations from across the country on Saturday, June 18 for a Moral March on Washington. Meet up with other friends in the ERA movement at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday at the U.S Navy Memorial Plaza, 701 Pennsylvania, NW. You can find more information and sign up here.
June 18 – June 19: Juneteenth Weekend for Black Bodies for Black Power
This weekend, a vibrant group of Black feminist and reproductive justice leaders, accompanied by a wide range of civil-rights and Black-led organizations, will lead a rally and march in Washington, D.C. to advocate for the biggest threat to Black lives at this moment: attacks on our bodily autonomy and freedom. This will be the largest Black women–led demonstration since the horrific leaked Supreme Court decision that suggests Roe v. Wade will be overturned this year. Please sign up for updates here.
Critical Action Items:
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, Abortion Solidarity Statement Signature: “If Roe is overturned, the impact will be swift and devastating. It will not only severely limit abortion access in at least 26 states and territories, but will exacerbate existing barriers, especially for people of color, individuals with low incomes, and immigrants. This is our fight. This impacts all of us. Our diversity is our greatest strength. As AAPI organizations, community members, along with our allies, we believe in reproductive justice and the freedom to grow the families of our choice, to thrive, and to live healthy lives.” Please read the full statement here for individuals and here for organizations.