May 062022
 
 May 6, 2022
URGENT UPDATE 6/24/22: This morning the Supreme Court officially voted to overturn Roe v. Wade. Please join an emergency rally tonight at 5pm at the Federal Building in Downtown Seattle (915 2nd Avenue). More info in today’s membership email

On May 2, 2022, a Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked. UAW 4121 members responded immediately, joining with thousands of others in Seattle for a powerful rally and march on May 3 in defense of reproductive rights. While the leaked opinion is not yet finalized, it poses a far-reaching attack on abortion rights for people of all genders in the US — the latest in a wave of attacks on reproductive rights and the rights of trans and queer youth across the country. In particular, this would disproportionately impact abortion access for those who are Black, Indigenous, People of Color, low-income, or live in states with trigger bans.

As part of the labor movement, we can and should play an active role in organizing to defend and expand reproductive rights. Building the kind of power we need to win reproductive justice will require joining with our broader communities to take mass collective action, and there will be a number of ways you can participate in the coming weeks. 

Take Action

  • Plan to join the Day of Decision action – 5pm at the Federal Building in downtown Seattle (915 2nd Ave). (Note: If the decision is issued after 12pm, the rally will be the following day at 5pm.)  
  • Join the Rapid Mobilization Network
  • Join the Solidarity & Mobilization Workgroup to help organize on an ongoing basis. Members are developing turnout strategies and working with others in our community to plan the Day of Decision rally, develop policy demands, and more — additional help is always welcome! Email solidarity(at)uaw4121.org for more info and to join.
  • Donate to the Northwest Abortion Access Fund and Surge Reproductive Justice
A photo of six UAW 4121 members holding their fists up

UAW 4121 members at the 5/3/22 rally for reproductive rights

Previous Actions

Information & Resources 

This page will be updated as actions come together – check back regularly, or join the listserv <solidarity(at)uaw4121.org> to stay in touch!