The final Supreme Court decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade and 1992 Planned Parenthood v. Casey decisions, which guaranteed federal constitutional abortion protections. States are now fully responsible for ensuring abortion rights. Our work at Pro-Choice Washington is critical to maintain Washington as a sanctuary state.
This moment is a rallying cry for people all across Washington state and the Pacific Northwest.
Here are the 5 best ways you can take action for Washington.
Plus, follow and share Pro-Choice Washington on social media, and check out the Bans Off Our Bodies National Mobilization Map with rapid-response activities taking place across the nation.
Pro-Choice Washington is the is the only organization solely focused on political and legislative advocacy for reproductive freedom in Washington state.
The legal right to abortion in Washington is protected by the maintenance of a pro-abortion majority in the state legislature, and abortion access is expanded with the passing of pro-abortion legislation across our state.
Email your federal- and state-level lawmakers and urge them to respond urgently to this crisis. They must do everything they can to build up Washington as a sanctuary state where everyone can access abortion and the reproductive healthcare they need.
With abortion rights now fully in the hands of state lawmakers, we are counting them to be champions for reproductive freedom.
Local elections are essential for protecting abortion rights and reproductive healthcare access in Washington state. New polling shows that we are at risk of losing our Democratic and pro-abortion majorities across Washington. And this November, 87 percent of the Washington state legislature is up for election!
Washington state Democrats currently hold a 16-seat majority in the State House and a seven-seat majority in the State Senate. It is critical that we work together to maintain our majority.
Join our Election Action Team and attend door-knocking and phone banking events to help get out the vote out for candidates who unapologetically support abortion and to help educate voters about pro-abortion issues on the ballot.
4. Join A Troublemakers Group
The Troublemakers are regional activist chapters that focus on bringing people together in their neighborhoods to take action in collaboration with Pro-Choice Washington.
The chapters activism accessible and engaging for everyone, regardless of your daily schedule or previous organizing experience. Consider joining a Troublemakers chapter near you or starting one in your community.
5. Talk About Abortion
One of the most effective ways to champion the importance of abortion care every day is to talk about abortion with your friends and family. Discussing how and why abortion is essential healthcare helps to destigmatize abortion and counter abortion myths and misinformation.
We are planning several abortion education booths at events in the near future. Support our community organizing work by signing up to volunteer at education booths or SCOTUS rapid-response rallies this spring and summer.