Supporting All Whose Rights Are Being Attacked by the U.S Supreme Court
Re-authoring Teaching joins many voices in expressing our outrage at the recent decisions by the aggressively conservative U.S Supreme Court – overturning the constitutional right to abortion, expanded rights of gun owners to carry firearms in public, an erosion of the separation of church and state in public life and a sharp curtailing of the Biden administration’s power to combat climate change. Soon comes a decision on state legislatures’ power over elections. We cannot help wondering about the implications for other rights such as the access to birth control, marriage equality, Native American sovereign rights and trans rights. These developments are also sending shockwaves throughout the world. Re-Authoring teaching wishes we could stand close to every person, precious relationship and connection that has been and will be affected by these blatant attacks. While finding our bearings, we ask ourselves: What might help us remember that we are in the business of inspiring hope? Much of our work involves uncovering histories of struggle in fights not yet won, and celebrating stories that guide and encourage future efforts. With that in mind, there are many creative and hopeful efforts to share! We start with the following links to resources that can channel our anger into effective actions.
“How we think about hope has all to do with whether we can maintain our own.” Kaethe Weingarten
More than ever, we need each other to make it forward here. Here are several resources that we find helpful (photos by Jordan Sax). Please help us strengthen our sense of community and reasonable hope, responding below with your comments and recommended resources.
Getting an abortion is harder than it should be, right? Fortunately, there are many organizations working to protect abortion access, fight these unnecessary restrictions, and break the stigma that surrounds abortions.
The Advocacy section of the Ineedana.com website recommends a number of organizations to support through donations or simply help by amplifying their work.
To see each other’s rage and grief, talk about how we got here, renew our resolve to fight forward and to take tender care of each other as we do, and to share four concrete steps we can all take to join the fight for reproductive justice. Because what got us here is not going to get us out of here.