America Votes Condemns Decision Overturning Roe; Commits to Continuing the Fight for Reproductive Freedom
WASHINGTON – America Votes’ Senior Leadership Team issued the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court’s opinion overturning Roe v. Wade.
“America Votes is appalled by the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Reproductive freedom and the right to privacy are critical to ensuring everyone can control their bodies, lives, and futures.
“For the first time in American history, conservative justices have reversed a constitutional right. This unprecedented ruling not only reverses the right to an abortion, but also poses a direct threat to many other rights, including the right to marriage equality and access to birth control. As with so many conservative assaults, this ruling will disproportionately disrupt the lives and freedoms of people of color and other disadvantaged communities.
“It is now more important than ever to mobilize and vote for leaders who will stand up for reproductive freedom. America Votes is proud of our work to defend these freedoms and our partnerships with critical organizations working on the frontlines to defend access to abortion.
“Further, America Votes is also committed to protecting the rights and abortion access our staff and their families, including those residing in states where abortion care is now illegal. We have been reviewing our policies and will soon take needed actions to protect our staff, and we encourage others to do the same.
“Simply put, this abominable decision is the consequence of an extremist movement seizing power of the courts. We are committed to the work in 2022 and beyond of defeating them and taking power back to restore and expand our constitutional rights.”
The America Votes Senior Leadership Team is comprised of: Greg Speed, President; Sara Schreiber, Executive Director; Daria Dawson, Deputy Executive Director & National Political Director; Daniel Gonzales, Director of Planning and Program Analysis; Evan Kost, Director of Development and Investment Relations; Shabab Siddiqui, Director of Data and Targeting; and Josiette White, Field Director.
America Votes is the central coordination hub of the progressive community both nationally and in more than 20 states across the country, working with more than 400 state and national partner organizations to advance progressive policies, win elections and protect every American’s right to vote. Visit www.americavotes.org for more information.