For Immediate Release:
January 23, 2023
WASHINGTON – Fifty years ago, the Supreme Court released its decision on Roe v. Wade, recognizing abortion as a constitutional right. This year is the first anniversary since a conservative Supreme Court composed primarily of white men overturned Roe last summer. Since then, a new generation has stood up against that decision and won incredible victories for reproductive rights at the state level. As conservatives continue attacking reproductive rights, the Alliance for Youth Action calls on the Biden Administration and state legislatures across the country to protect abortion access.
Alliance Network organizations are fighting tooth and nail to protect that access. Here are just a few examples:
- Last year, Alliance Network organizations from across the nation effectively organized and claimed hard-fought victories for reproductive rights. In Kansas, countless organizers from Loud Light mobilized Kansans and defeated Amendment 2 – which would have fundamentally restricted abortion access in the state. Detroit Action helped pass Proposal 3, which enshrined the right to abortion into Michigan’s state constitution. In Montana, voters rejected dangerous abortion restrictions with the help of Forward Montana.
- New Era Colorado relaunched their abortion initiative, The Brazen Project, which aims to smash the stigma against abortions on college campuses and address the false narratives propped up by anti-abortion clinics. New Era organizers are demonstrating fearless examples of community action in the face of crisis.
It’s simple. According to Pew Research Center, 74% of young people aged 18-29 believe abortion should be legal. The opinion of Gen-Zers and Millennials should not be understated or undervalued. Young people repeatedly brought their ideas, solutions, and votes to the table. In the 2022 midterm elections, young people led the fight against conservative efforts to slash abortion access. Now, as the White House and state legislatures across the nation seek ways to defend reproductive rights, youth organizers from the Alliance Network will continue their support of reproductive justice by engaging their communities and mobilizing toward bold political action.
If you are interested in speaking with youth organizers from the Alliance for Youth Action Network, please reach out to Carmel Pryor (email@example.com).