Abortion Rights Emergency in Mississippi & Albuquerque - You Are Needed Now!

Stop Patriarchy mobilizations in Jackson MS Oct 29-Nov 6 and Albuquerque Nov 15-17 -- two key places where the battle over abortion is most concentrated.
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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!

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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.

THE IMPACT

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. 

THANK YOU

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.

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This campaign ended on November 13, 2013
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  • $10USD
    Abortion on Demand stickers

    4 of our much-loved stickers "Abortion on Demand and Without Apology" and "Abortion Providers Are Heroes." Spread the message wherever you are.

    5 out of 200 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $25USD
    25 cards - Abortion on Demand

    Get 4 stickers + 25 palm cards to leave in coffee shops, laundromats, dorms, and beyond which read "Abortion On Demand and Without Apology" on one side and 6 Things You Can Do on the other.

    7 out of 100 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $50USD
    StopPatriarchy Iron-on Patches

    4 stickers + a full set of FIVE Stop Patriarchy iron-on patches. "Abortion on Demand and Without Apology," "Stop the War on Women," "Stop Patriarchy" and more. Beautiful, colorful, provocative. Spread resistance.

    7 out of 50 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $100USD
    Abortion on Demand T-shirt

    Rock the t-shirt that turns heads and sets terms: "Abortion On Demand And Without Apology!"

    5 out of 50 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $100USD
    Freedom Ride T-shirt

    Historic t-shirt from the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride. Collector's tshirt. Very few left (not all sizes available). Sports the map of the Freedom Ride.

    5 out of 15 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $250USD
    Stop Patriarchy! Note Cards

    Set of 10 beautiful note cards with photos from the movement of resistance to end patriarchy and for women's liberation. For special times when an inspiring hand-written greeting card makes all the difference.

    2 out of 30 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $500USD
    Pro-Choice Art Comics

    Limited edition, signed and numbered, original comic book with contributions from various artists. Both delightful and sobering. About real encounters on the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride and on the overall fight for Abortion on Demand & Without Apology. A treasure.

    1 out of 12 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $750USD
    Adopt-A-Volunteer

    For donors at this level, a StopPatriarchy volunteer will send you personal letters with reports and reflections, and regular updates from on the ground in Jackson Mississippi and Albuquerque. You will be intimately connected to the movement you helped make possible.

    1 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Art Photo Print framed

    11 x 17 Framed Photo Print - Digital Pigment Print. Archival quality. Beautiful expression of a year of joyous resistance from the movement to Stop Patriarchy.

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    Estimated delivery: December 2013
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