Happy New Year New Voices!
January 05, 2017
New Voices is celebrating nearly 13 years of building the movement for Reproductive Justice in Pennsylvania, Ohio and the Rust Belt Region! With your support last year, we raised $17,500 and we know that during this time of significant change in our nation, that we can reach our goal of raising $18,000 in one day on #GivingTuesday.
Over the past year, New Voices has expanded rapidly to organize Black women, femmes and girls, women of color and LGBTQ+ people of color to fight for our Human Rights.
New Voices Pittsburgh, New Voices Cleveland and New Voices Philadelphia serve a local community organizing infrastructure.
New Voices Pennsylvania and New Voices Ohio advocates for policy change at the state level on our key issues.
New Voices for Reproductive Justice is the broad umbrella that holds our national work to develop leaders for the Reproductive Justice Movement.
In these uncertain times, the work of New Voices is essential to protect the Human Right of us all to control our bodies, sexuality, gender, work and reproduction. This is the critical moment to build power among the over 50,000 people we have served since 2004. This was our past. The power of Black women, femmes and girls are our future.
We ask you to help us build for the future of New Voices, Reproductive Justice and all those we serve.
New Voices prioritizes the following issues:
- Sexual & reproductive health including abortion rights;
- LGBTQ+ rights and liberation;
- Health care access in low-income communities;
- Ending gender-based violence specifically sexual violence;
- Ending mass incarceration and the practice of shackling of pregnant incarcerated women; and
- Engaging Black women on issues of environmental justice.
We offer several unique programs that need your support during #GivingTuesday including:
- SistahSpeak! Youth Project™;
- Voice Your Vote! Project™;
- Reproductive Justice Leadership Network™;
- Lorde-Baldwin Leadership Institute™;
- Environmental Justice Project™;
- Kinks, Locks & Twists: Environmental and Reproductive Conference™; and
- Women of Color HERStory Month®.
Support our #BlacktotheRJFuture! Online Giving Campaign with your generous donations to New Voices!
"We specialize in the wholly impossible." - Nannie Helen Burroughs