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FMLAs Mobilize for Abortion Access During National Young Women’s Day of Action

Last Thursday, Feminist Majority Leadership Alliances and feminists across the country participated in the National Young Women’s Day of Action (NYWDA), a call to action for feminists to unite around issues of reproductive and sexual freedom, racial and economic justice, and on violence against women. The FMLA at PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE-SYLVANIA Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance and the Sylvania Women’s Resource Center organized an art exhibit in recognition of National Young Women’s Day of Action and invited local pro-choice and feminist organizations to table with information on the wide range of issues affecting women at stake during the elections. The UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance had a pay equity bake sale for the national day of action, raising awareness about economic discrimination and the wage gap against women. The average working woman in the United States now earns less than 75 cents for every dollar earned by a man. For more on organizing a Pay Equity Bake Sale and about the Wage Gap, check out Unit 9 of the Study and Action Manual. For more information on National Young Women’s Day of Action, visit the Hampshire College Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program’s campaign website.