Thursday, November 12, 2009

First comes anger, then comes action

Okay, okay. So we all know that the Stupak-Pitts amendment is a massive threat to abortion rights and a giant F-You from Congress to 51% of the American population. We're angry. We're not going to take it anymore. So now what??

  • First and foremost--call your Senator. Call often. Let him or her know that Stupak-Pitts is not acceptable, and that you will not support any members of Congress who will not take a stand for abortion rights. Call the Congressional switchboard at 202-224-3121 or use the Feminist Majority's nifty online form.
  • Hold a protest on your campus and in your community. Visit your Senator's district office. Write an op-ed for your campus newspaper, explaining why Stupak-Pitts represents a giant step backwards for American women. Hold a letter writing/call-in group meeting for your campus group.
  • If you're in DC, join NOW's lunchtime Senate protests, November 16 and 23.
  • If you aren't in DC, consider traveling here to be part of the action.There will be a massive lobby day and rally on December 2, 2009, being planned collaboratively by all the major national feminist and progressive organizations. Many more details to come!


Contribute more ideas in the comments! Email campusteam@feminist.org if you are interested in getting involved.

2 comments:

JESSICA said...

THAT WOULD BE SO SO AMAZING!!! I COULD ONLY DREAM OF WORKING TOGETHER WITH THEM ON THAT DAY..CANT MAKE IT DUE TO MY FINANCIAL SETBACKS BUT SO AMAZING AND I CANT WAIT TO WORK HERE!!

bay area theatre bums said...

I would be interested in joining a chartered bus or plane if one is organized from San Francisco. I don't have much, but I think this is important enough that I'd do it anyway.