May 20, 2024: Calling all Jezebels — It’s our job to help raise the voice of women … everywhere! Join us!

On March 26, the Supreme Court heard arguments that sought to limit access to a widely used drug for medication abortions, reshape health care policy,  and undermine the FDA’s regulation processes.

The following day, the nation also heard Women’s Marchers from across the country say unequivocally that partisan and politicized SCOTUS rulings on abortion are illegitimate. No matter the outcome of this sham case, medication abortion will remain accessible to all who seek it. At 11am, Women’s March activists, including senior leadership, were arrested while exercising their First Amendment rights to let the politicized Supreme Court know that, no matter what their decision is, we will make sure that medication abortion will be available to anyone who needs it.

At InkandescentWomen magazine, we hope to raise the voice of women everywhere. We are proud to support the mission of Women’s March is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change. Women’s March is a women-led movement providing intersectional education on a diverse range of issues and creating entry points for new grassroots activists & organizers to engage in their local communities through trainings, outreach programs and events. Women’s March is committed to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity and respect.

The strategic framework of the Women’s March includes: 

PROMOTING FEMINIST ECONOMIESWe seek an economic system that values the rights and contributions of all, and that supports safety and dignity for everyone. These feminist values prioritize stewardship and caregiving, and the just distribution of collective resources.  We’re taking on the Billionaire Boys Club, and fighting for a wealth tax to begin reversing the grotesque hoarding of wealth that should be used to fund solutions. We’re working with Women’s Marchers all around the country to envision what feminist budgets might look like in different local communities, and to translate those visions into concrete policy wins. And we’re fighting for concrete measures like student debt abolition, paid parental leave, and an increased minimum wage that will bring us closer to a democratic economy that supports all women.

REIMAGINING DEMOCRACY: We need a democracy that works for all, in which everyone can participate fully. The opponents of multi-racial democracy have shown they are willing to use any means, from partisan gerrymandering and racist voter suppression to insurrectionary violence to promote minority rule. We will continue to work with great urgency to counteract these authoritarian power grabs, which threaten fundamental rights and freedoms, including our power to control our own bodies. Even as we fight to end the filibuster, defend voting rights and reproductive freedom, and promote equal rights for all, we are working to rethink democracy from the ground up, exploring visions for what a government and political system rooted in feminist values might be. To us, reimagining democracy also means modeling and practicing just and right relationships with our partners and within movement spaces.

ENDING WHITE SUPREMACY: To build a multi-racial feminist future rooted in values of justice, we must reduce the death grip that white supremacy has on hundreds of millions of people, including many white women. We also know that white supremacist ideology is fueled by patriarchy and misogyny, whether its agendas of reproductive control or open celebration of extreme violence against women. Women’s Marchers are taking this work on directly in their communities, guided by women of color leadership and supported through trainings, resources, and political education. We’ve been mobilizing Women’s Marchers to fight disinformation online through our innovative, data-driven Digital Defenders program. We are working to reach out one-on-one to individuals who are susceptible to, or immersed in, the extreme-right disinformation underlying the spread of white supremacist ideology.

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Until next Monday: Make it your life’s work to stand up for what you believe in. Join us! — Hope Katz Gibbs, founder and president, Inkandescent® Inc.

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