The Supreme Court decision on Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that guts Roe vs Wade will have a direct and devastating impact on low-wage earners, people of color and working families and have rippling effects across our society and economy. The economic and health disparities that affect people of color and low-wage people will be made worse by removing access to reproductive healthcare.
Not only will the end Roe result in forced birth and pregnancy, but those who are denied safe and legal abortions go on to experience higher rates of poverty and unemployment. The Supreme Court and legislators who will use this ruling to make abortion illegal have made the decision to force an entire generation of children to grow up in poverty and trap whole families in a cycle of intergenerational economic insecurity.
The protections in Roe vs. Wade hinged on our right to privacy. The recent decision will have far-reaching effects on oppressed communities. Without a right to privacy, our fundamental rights regarding everything from birth control to marriage equality and healthcare will be vulnerable. The attacks on our rights to reproductive healthcare and other human rights are a targeted attempt on low-wage earners, people of color and working families – designed to preserve the power of the wealthy and white. It’s not an accident, and we will not stop fighting until our equal rights are restored.
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June 15th was LGBTQIA+ Equal Pay Day. We know that LGBTQIA+ people experience higher rates of discrimination and harassment in the workplace and that the pay gap widens when race, sexuality and gender identity are combined creating huge differences in these pay gaps across identities. More than half of states LGBTQIA+ people lack basic freedoms and protections in health care, education, housing, and more just because of who they are, and it’s inexcusable.
Unequal pay, homophobic and transphobic legislation, and the end of Roe vs. Wade are all connected. Infact, in his dissenting opinion, Justice Thomas outright threatened the rights to gay marriage. Those in power are intentionally stripping LGBTQIA+ people of their rights to preserve their power and sow division. We must begin by passing the bare minimum- the Equality Act.
Having a stable, affordable place to call home is becoming more at risk for mobile home park residents as corporate landlords buy parks and raise rent. We met at the capitol to demand protections for homeowners.
This virtual workshop teaches tips and tricks to be prepared for your next job interview and be able to identify and respond to illegal interview questions.
Join us for our July Collective Liberation Series on July 23rd where we will be commemorating 57 years of the Civil Rights Act.
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The path to liberation, justice and economic security is for women of color to take power. “More Black women than ever are running for political office and winning, because we understand all too intimately the impacts of long-term disinvestment in our communities, and we know we have the experience to solve it. “
We’ve been focused on the formula shortage knowing that people of color and low income earners are being most affected. The shortage magnified the disparities, food deserts, and highlighted the need for paid leave.
Of course parents are burnt out! Our families need support like paid leave, affordable childcare, and flexible workplaces all the time, but parents have been doing it without any of that through a pandemic and inflation.
Inflation affects working people and people of color the most: “Low-income households feel rising prices the most because they spend a far greater share of their income on necessities. Food alone makes up nearly a third of their budget, on average.”
This month, talks resumed on an economic plan in Congress with affordable childcare on the chopping block. Affordable childcare would provide a path toward economic freedom and avoid homelessness for many families.