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The Center for Reproductive Rights announced today the launch of a new month-long initiative called “31 Days of Unity,” a collaborative effort among leading reproductive rights and justice organizations to take a unified stand against the barrage of attacks on women’s reproductive rights across the U.S.
The initiative brings together key organizations including A is For, Advocates for Youth, Feminist Majority Foundation, Physicians for Reproductive Health, The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, The National Council of Jewish Women, The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, The National Women’s Law Center, and The Reproductive Health Technologies Project.
Throughout all 31 days of August, each organization will call on supporters to take a variety of simple actions—from contacting federal representatives to tweeting messages of support to sharing images and videos as a way to demonstrate that the majority of Americans support equal access to essential reproductive health care for all women across the U.S.
“31 Days of Unity” is supported by the Center’s Draw the Line campaign, which launched in October 2012 and spurred a wave of activism that has amassed nearly 250,000 signatures on a Bill of Reproductive Rights. Throughout the “31 Days of Unity” initiative, calls to action from each participating organization will be featured on DrawTheLine.org.
“Attacks on women’s access to abortion and essential reproductive health care have spun so far out of control that the lives, rights and future of millions of women in the U.S. hangs in the balance,” said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights. “For the next 31 days, reproductive rights, health and justice groups across the nation are coming together to call on Congress to stop the attacks on equal access to safe, legal, affordable reproductive health care—for every woman.”
Responding directly to the recent wave of extreme attacks on reproductive health care in states like Texas, North Carolina, North Dakota, Kansas, and Mississippi, “31 Days of Unity” sheds light on the very real need for elected officials to take affirmative action to ensure reproductive rights are treated as fundamental human rights.
To join the conversation online, supporters can use the hashtags #31DaysofUnity, #CallingOnCongress, and #DrawTheLine.