Earlier this month, a Supreme Court document was leaked. The document was a majority opinion from the court, ruling that Roe V Wade must be overturned. Comrades, this attack from the nation’s highest court is an attack on the multi-racial working class. This decision will no doubt disproportionately harm Black, Brown, and working-class people, their families, and their communities. The overturning of Roe V Wade from an illegitimate body that only has the white, ruling class’s interests in mind is horrifying.
We are scared of what the future holds. However, when our rights are under attack, we cannot stand idly by. We have no choice but to resist. We must stand up and fight back. Only a mass working-class movement that is willing and able to confront the power of the ruling class can defend our rights and create the world that we deserve. We look to historical movement organizers, our mentors, and ourselves for the next steps.
YDSA’s NCC calls on all and every member to commit to fighting for the protection of abortion access and rights. The NCC also recognizes that this decision will most likely hit southern and midwest communities and states hard. This is why YDSA National is launching an emergency organizing effort for Southern and Midwest states’ chapters. We will be hosting a call for Southern and Midwest Chapters Monday, June 06, 2022 at 7:00 PM EST. Register here. On the call, we will be hearing from organizers from across the south who have been involved in sexual and reproductive justice efforts. We will also have time on the call to break out into groups to discuss possible campaigns in chapters and in states. While this call will be southern and midwest specific, all are welcome!