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Support Fordham U. Students Demanding Access to Contraception!

Students are fighting a policy that denies distribution to any form of contraceptives on campus, including the prescription of birth control from the health center and the distribution of condoms.

Take Action for Women’s Equality Day

On Women’s Equality Day, join WORD taking action across the country demanding Full Reproductive Rights Now! Join speak-outs, rallies, outreach, forums and more in cities across the country between August 23- 29.

WORD stands with the people of Palestine

WORD stands in full solidarity with the Palestinian people. We stand with the Palestinian people as they resist an apartheid, colonial state whose leaders unabashedly target mothers and children for massacre. The war on Palestine is another war on women, and no woman will be free until this racist and national oppression ends.

WORD stands with Latinas and their communities

WORD declares our support for the full recognition of the human and civil rights of Latinas: among these are the human right to health care, including reproductive health care; the ability to decide when and if to have children, build families, and parent children with dignity; and freedom from policies that disregard the humanity and contributions of immigrant people.

Reportbacks from nationwide actions to demand justice for Marissa Alexander

In June and July, actions took place across the country to raise the visibility on Marissa Alexander’s case. The actions demanded that Judge James Daniel dismiss the case against Marissa.

WORD stands with immigrant children

The City Council of Bell, California, recently voted in favor of the Salvation Army’s request to receive federal funding to shelter around 150 immigrant children from Central America while the children wait to be deported. WORD activists and volunteers from Los Angeles attended the City Council meeting to speak in support of the initiative.

Reportbacks from nationwide actions to speak out against the Hobby Lobby Decision

On July 3 – 13th, WORD chapters all around the country organized protests demanding that the Supreme Court overturn its decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. The Hobby Lobby, Inc. ruling prioritizes a corporation’s “religious freedom” over an employee’s right to health insurance coverage, including coverage of contraception.

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.
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