The Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade last week, eliminating our federal right to abortion. This is an attack on all of us, but particularly on workers and people of color who already face barriers to accessing vital reproductive health care.
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Abortion is still legal in Pennsylvania, but without Roe v Wade, our right-wing state legislature could move to change that. For now, Governor Wolf’s veto power is the only stopgap protecting the right to an abortion at the state level. And even that failsafe is uncertain, as Senate Republicans have introduced a bill to put the fate of abortion rights on our ballots.
With a few exceptions, Congressional Democrats’ response to the Supreme Court’s decision has been disorganized and inadequate. As socialists, we know that rather than relying on elected officials, the best way to protect each other is through community organizing and mass mobilization.
That's why when the news broke on Friday, Philly DSA and our coalition partners organized thousands of people for a rally and march at City Hall. And just last night, we had over 75 people join our abortion rights working group to plan Philly DSA’s future strategy. From escorting patients at clinics to hosting political education events to building a fighting labor movement, there’s a place for everyone in the struggle for on-demand abortion.
If you’re ready to get involved, join the working group’s channel #defend-abortion-rights on our chapter Slack, which you can request to join here, or email Melissa at [email protected]. We’re looking forward to growing our movement with you. We’re all we’ve got!
On the calendarUnless otherwise specified, all events are held via Zoom.
Accessibility Committee Meeting, tonight at 6pmJoin the Accessibility Committee for our monthly meeting, where we’ll discuss ongoing projects, including translations and rideshares. All are welcome.
Capital Vol. 1 Reading Group, tonight at 7pmWhether you’re curious about socialism or a long time reader of Marx, join us to explore the nature of capitalism and its alternatives. This event is in-person; location provided upon RSVP.
Structured Organizing Training, July 5 at 7pmThe Housing Committee hosts another session of its summer training on organizing techniques, including mapping and campaign escalation. Sign up here.
Leadership Development Program (Session 1) July 9 at 11amJoin us to cover topics including conceptions of power, organizing conversations, campaign strategy, and more concepts central to effective organizing. Apply here by this Sunday, July 3.
Green New Deal for Philly Public Schools Meeting, July 11 at 6:30pmGet plugged in to the campaign working to create a safe and modern school in every Philly neighborhood.
Housing Committee Meeting, July 11 at 6:30pmTune in for the monthly meeting of our Housing Committee.
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Updates from the branches
Bucks Tenant Solidarity Meeting, July 6 at 6pmHelp fight oppressive landlords and defend tenants in Bucks County.
Delco DSA Reading Group Meeting, July 13 at 7:30pmDiscuss the second chapter of “The End of Policing,” entitled “The Police Are Not Here to Protect You.”
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To get involved: If you’re interested in organizing your workplace or supporting workers and unions taking collective action, email [email protected].
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