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For Immediate Release

Johanna Kichton,

People's Action on SCOTUS Abortion Ruling: We Need to Protect Our People

While Right-Wing Supermajority Stops at Nothing to Attack Democracy, We Recommit to Defending It


People's Action released the following statement by Director Sulma Arias in response to the Supreme Court of the United States ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization:

"Today's ruling is a direct assault on our people's freedom to make decisions about what's best for them. It's the culmination of generations of right-wing plotting to seize the Supreme Court and replace it with corporate-backed extremists. They won't stop until they've systematically dismantled every single protection that poor and working class people and communities of color have won.

"Access to abortion care is central to protecting our bodily autonomy, health care, privacy, and freedom. Anti-abortion legislation is not pro-life: it's pro-white supremacy and anti-democratic.

"We need to defend our democracy and protect our people. At People's Action, we're leading an organizing revival to build a government for us and led by us, the multiracial, poor and working class. This ruling only fuels our righteous rage and determination to fight back."

People's Action builds the power of poor and working people, in rural, suburban, and urban areas to win change through issue campaigns and elections.