On May 14th, various reproductive justice, health, and rights organizations want us to mobilize across the country. Planned Parenthood, MoveOn, Women’s March, and other organizations are promoting the “‘Bans Off Our Bodies’ day of action” and calling for mass mobilization. 80% of Americans support access to abortion, and yet, the supreme court seems not to be on our side. We are the majority. We can pressure unjust lawmakers to respect the will of the people, just like the Green Wave movement in Latin America. The Green Wave, for those who may not know, is a movement taking place primarily in Argentina. Last year, thousands of women and girls came together, marching, campaigning, and wearing green (hence the name), which has now become synonymous with reproductive rights.
New York is an Access State (a state where abortion access will be protected), and thus, there is an opportunity for New York to be a national example of what reproductive care can look like). There are also many grassroots organizations in New York working on the ground, and on May 14th, they’ll be presenting opportunities for volunteering, donating, calls to action, and ways to support the movement. If you don’t live in New York, other “anchor marches” will be taking place in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.
Saturday, May 14th, wear green, mobilize, and tell everyone you know.
Photo courtesy of NYC Mass Mobilization
Dakotah Jennifer is a senior at WashU who is ready to graduate. She started creative writing at eight and has loved it ever since. She loves watching bad TV, listening to music as much as possible, and making her opinions known. Jennifer has been published in Across the Margin, HerStry, Popsugar, The Pinch Journal, Voyage YA, JMWW, Protean Mag, Oral Rinse Zine, and Ripple Zine. She has also published two chapbooks, Fog (Bloof Books) and Safe Passage (Radical Paper Press).