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News and Statements

Protest the Hobby Lobby decision and attacks on women’s rights

The Supreme Court has shown itself to be the enemy of all women. The decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby constitutes an immediate attack on women’s health and reproductive rights.Join the week of action to protest the Hobby Lobby decision July 3 - July 13.

#JusticeforJane, a 16-year-old transgender Latina imprisoned without charges

Jane Doe, as she is known because she is a minor, is a transgender Latina teenager who has, in recent months, become a symbol of struggle against mass incarceration, racism, transphobia, victim-blaming and child abuse all in one. WORD firmly joins the growing sea of voices demanding justice for Jane. An injury to one is an injury to all!

Dismiss the Case Against Marissa Alexander!

On June 20-21 people all over the United States will take to the streets demanding that the case against Marissa Alexander be dismissed. Marissa is not guilty of anything, and should not have served one day behind bars. Join WORD June 20-21.

Free Cecily McMillan!

Cecily McMillan, an Occupy Wall Street activist prosecuted for defending herself from assault by a police officer, was sentenced May 19 to three months in prison, a period of community service, unspecified mental health treatment, and five years of probation.

WORD condemns widespread police brutality

WORD joins with communities across the United States in demanding that killer cops be jailed, that independent investigations take place in all cases of police brutality, and that racist stop-and-frisk policies be ended immediately.

Reportbacks from International Women's Day actions

On International Women’s Day, WORD organized actions in cities across the country under the banner of "Women’s Rights Are Under Attack, What do we do? Stand up, fight back!"

What you can do to support Marissa Alexander

Now is the time to unite and intensify our efforts in spreading the word about Marissa's case and demanding her complete freedom.

Justice For Michelle Byrom

WORD stands with all victims of this unjust system. The State of Mississippi should be providing treatment for Michelle Byrom’s mental illness, not leaving her on death row for 14 years before forcing her through a retrial.

Take to the streets on International Women’s Day – Sat., March 8

On March 8, 2014, International Women’s Day, WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend) will hold actions in cities across the United States. We will be taking to the streets in defense of women’s rights, which are under attack on many different fronts.

WORD Organizers Lead Workshop at Raza Youth Conference

Report-back from WORD workshop with high school students
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