know about REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE AND VOTING RIGHTS ORGANIZERS CALL ON ALL WOMEN AND ALLIES TO STAY HOME ON SEPTEMBER 30 FOR “NATIONAL WITHOUT US DAY”
In response to The Overturn of Roe v. wade and 30the Anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, #DayWithoutUs is scheduled to September 30th
Tune in for the live launch August 30th 7 p.m. Eastern Time / 4 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Supporting organizations include Ford Foundation, Black Trans Fund, In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, National Birth Equity Collaborative, National Lawyers Guild, Working Families Party, Movement for Black Lives, Ben & Jerry’s, Color of Change, Moms Rising, Advancement Project, MoveOn, Black Voters Matter, Black Men Build and many more.
NEW YORK, August 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, in response to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, organizers from across the country announced the next DAY WITHOUT USNational Teach-In via full page New York Times announcement calling all women and allies to stay home on Friday, September 30, which is also the 46th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment. The organizers ask the participants to stop doing the usual and withdraw from their daily routines to demonstrate power and autonomy over how they use their bodies. Instead of work and school, they will participate in online teaching and local events across the country. The campaign will kick off with a live launch event tonight, Tuesday, August 30 a 7 p.m. Eastern Time/4 p.m. (Pacific Time) Online at diasinnosotros.com.
#DayWithoutUs comes three months after the landmark Supreme Court decision in June to overturn Roe v. Wade, eliminating the federal constitutional right to abortion. #DayWithoutUs has been set to September 30th as a show of opposition to the Hyde Amendment that prohibits the use of federal funds to pay for abortions through Medicaid. It is also the Friday before the next session of the Supreme Court, which begins on October 3when more critical cases about voting rights, first amendment rights, and bodily autonomy will be decided.
“Day Without Us is a day of community disruption, learning, activation, and building. Current conditions require us to wield our power in both new and familiar ways. Our bodies, over which our government exercises most control on a daily basis, fuel and drive all systems that keep this country running. We will step away from our daily routines and join in mass teaching to understand how the fight for reproductive justice is a fight for all of our freedoms, and learn how to connect to the fight from where you are. ” – tiffany flowersCampaign director, Day without us.
Virtual and face-to-face events will feature a wide range of topics such as trade unionism, abolition, voting rights, climate justice, student movements and international solidarity alongside special presentations and talks. #DayWithoutUs is a time to pause, acknowledge our collective pain, anxiety, and exhaustion. In an effort to make the day accessible to all, the organizers will offer support to those who will be financially affected by refraining from work to join this day of action.
ABOUT DAY WITHOUT US
#DayWithoutUs is organized by Black women-led reproductive justice activists and organizers who have developed an inclusive table with supporting organizations. The goal is to provide education and information on how people can act collectively during this critical point in United States history. The day’s events will connect people with groups in their areas and address issues that are affected by the intersectionality of reproductive justice.
DAY OF THE SOURCE WITHOUT US