THE URGENT NEED
Support and join in defending abortion rights where they are most under assault. Right now that is Jackson, Mississippi and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
StopPatriarchy.org is going there – you need to be part of this!
In the summer of 2013, StopPatriarchy.org led a 15 state, one month long Abortion Rights Freedom Ride caravan responding to the state of emergency surrounding abortion rights nationwide. But that was just a beginning. We made a commitment and we are seeing it through.
Now: in the month of November, StopPatriarchy.org is mobilizing a national response to the two most concentrated assaults on women's right to abortion.
- Oct 29 - Nov 6: We are traveling to Jackson, MS where a woman-hating Christian fascist organization will lay siege to and terrorize the last abortion clinic in Mississippi.
- Nov 15 - 17: We are traveling to Albuquerque, New Mexico
where a ballot initiative would ban abortion at 20 weeks, thereby shutting down
half the third-trimester abortion providers in the country.
We call on you to join with and support this effort because it is immoral to abandon the women of Mississippi and New Mexico. And it is delusional to think that if these assaults are not resisted and defeated now, similar attacks on women's right to abortion won't soon confront women everywhere else.
THE FUNDS WE NEED
$15,000 will provide funds for air travel, vehicle rental and living expenses for a crew of full-time organizers, including some inspiring young activists, for Oct 29-Nov 6 in Jackson, Mississippi and for Nov. 15-17 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It will pay for thousands of leaflets, palm-cards and other materials and enable us to reach out to and involve people nationwide in this fight. Additionally, it will help towards laying a basis to go forward into 2014 to fight the attacks on abortion rights and strengthen the overall movement that Stop Patriarchy is building to defeat all forms of enslavement and degradation of women. Read more on the importance of what's going on in Mississippi and Albuquerque.
Each of us has a role to play – through
joining in this campaign you will help:
Wake people up to the utter state of emergency confronting
abortion rights in this country. It's happening state by state but it's a national emergency.
Help change how people THINK about abortion. Reclaim the political
and moral high ground by exposing the immorality of forcing women to have children
against their will, and the truth that forced motherhood is a form of female enslavement.
Model and unleash the kind of mass political resistance from below
that will be required to turn the tide and defeat the war on women.
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP
If you can, give money. Give as much as you can, whether that's $2,500 or $25 or $5. It really matters.
Join us in Jackson MS from Oct 29-Nov.
6 and Albuquerque NM from Nov.15-Nov 17, sign up online for all or part of the time.
Send your message of support to be
delivered to the last clinic in Mississippi
and to abortion providers in Albuquerque.
Join with abortion providers, doctors and over 900 more people and sign and circulate the Abortion on Demand & Without Apology statement—among
friends, family, online communities and to any prominent people you know. Add your personal message when you sign.
Organize a satellite protest in your
local area to alert people to what's going on in these flashpoints. Use your
voice and your influence to turn these vicious attacks into a resounding
political defeat for those who want to criminalize abortion.
Also: Funds being raised through this IndieGoGo campaign will ensure that there is national political resistance to these attacks and connect this up with the overall fight for the full liberation of women. At the same time, we encourage you to donate to Jackson Women's Health Organization, 2903 N. State St., Jackson MS 39216 and designate if you want your donation to financially assist low-income women in Mississippi or to assist in the legal battle for this clinic to stay open.
Whatever you do, THANK YOU for being part of a movement that can really make a huge difference for the future of women everywhere!
WHO WE ARE
StopPatriarchy.org is a movement determined to bring forward millions of people to end all forms of degradation, enslavement, and oppression of women. Read our Call to Action here. We have a powerful track record of going right up against the most entrenched institutions and forces of patriarchy, and bringing forward powerful, transformative and contagious resistance.