Last weekend, more than three million people took part in a historic protest around the world, with over 500,000 participating here in Washington, DC. They gathered to speak up and march for women’s rights. The Women’s March on Washington had many themes, among them: Reproductive Rights = Women’s Rights = Human Rights.
For many, a Donald Trump presidency brings fear that women’s reproductive rights are in serious jeopardy. Indeed, that seems to be the case already this week when Trump signed an executive order to reinstate the “global gag rule,” which prohibits international non-governmental organizations that receive U.S. funding for their health programs from providing abortions, discussing abortion, or advocating for abortion legalization — even if they do so with their own funding.
As the DC Abortion Fund, other pro-choice organizations, and activists ready themselves to continue to fight for reproductive justice, one of the questions raised at the March was how first-time activists can stay involved. One way is to demand action from Congress and the President to protect abortion access. Another way to stay involved is to donate to non-profit organizations like DCAF, or sign up for newsletters from the organizations that you want to support.
Ready to take it a step further? Check out these local opportunities for activism, volunteering, and running for office:
By volunteer Rachel E.