MAKE A PLAN. SHARE YOUR PLAN.
September 28, 2020, through October 2, 2020, marks Reproductive Justice Week of Action—a week dedicated to mobilizing and amplifying our collective voices around policy and culture change issues. With the November 2020 Election forthcoming, it’s imperative that we make a plan to vote and encourage our communities to do the same.
WHAT’S AT STAKE
The November 2020 election will determine what the next four years and beyond will look like for our communities. We’re not just voting for a President, we’re also voting for judges—who make decisions like who has access to abortion care and how your sexuality determines your employment status. We’re voting for local officials who decide how state funds are used and whether your child has a guidance counselor at their schools. There are several crucial topics that your vote will decide. Making a plan to vote and sharing that plan with your network will ensure that your vote counts.
VOTER SUPPRESSION & FIGHTING BACK
Maybe you’ve heard of long lines at the polls or grandmothers being turned away on Election Day because they cannot produce an original birth certificate. These are all forms of voter suppression which has morphed over the years. It’s no longer racist Jim Crow laws blocking our communities from voting, but the barriers have evolved. Voting rights activist Stacey Abrams breaks down voter suppression and how we can fight back!
SHARE RJWOA WITH YOUR NETWORK
September 28 – October 2 is dedicated to lifting up voices and ensuring that when November 3 comes, you are informed and prepared. Share one of our graphics below and let your network know that you are a voter!