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Shift 1 - National Reality of Roe Webinar: Action Hours - Shared screen with speaker view
NARAL Organizing Team
03:25
Travis from Washinton DC and I recently donated to a local organization fighting for paid parental leave!
Gretchen Dyer
03:37
I did not hear the first part of what you said
Gretchen Dyer
03:55
This is my first webinar
Leliz
04:45
Laura from Atlanta, and using a group of mine to collaborate with PP to start a comprehensive sex ed chapter at a local college!
Valerie M
05:23
Hi all, Valerie in Hollywood. Last action was a banner drop over the freeway a couple of weeks ago. And I’ll be phone banking this weekend re: VAWA.
Gretchen Dyer
06:18
This is Gretchen Dyer from Washington. Donating to Planned Parenthood and recently made up a mini gold coat hangar to put on a chain to sell for fundraising
Brittany Vock
07:28
Hi! Brittany from DC. Last action was a presidential watch party with other local repro orgs! I'm always eager to see how candidates will include our issue in the conversation.
Lisa King
07:41
Hi - I am Lisa King from St. Louis - I recently took part in a march in support of Planned Parenthood in St Louis, which is in jeopardy of losing all services in Missouri. I want to learn how I can be more knowledgeable on what is happening and how to help.
Amanda Jones
08:50
Amanda from Galveston, Texas and although I’ve made small donations and signed petitions I’m excited to know how I can do more
Michelle Woody
09:33
Michelle from Charlotte, I work at a free clinic and try to raise awareness about which sites here are actually pregnancy crisis centers and which provide services and support
Angie Eide
09:56
you are all amazing!
Mary Lakey
09:56
Hi, I am Mary Lakey from St. Louis and participated in a march with Lisa King!!
Leslie Skeffington
09:59
Leslie from Austin. Asked FB friends to donate to Planned Parenthood. Attended voter registrar training on Saturday so I can get more Texans registered to vote!
Owner
10:04
My name is Faye Marcus from Rockford, Ill.
Tanvi
10:19
I'm Tanvi!! I'm from massachusetts and i'm really just trying to find ways to get more involved in the causes i really care about
Tanvi
10:27
im so excited :)
Brittany Vock
10:30
Faye! I used to live an hour from Rockford! I'm so excited to see someone from the area!
Heather
11:16
Hi this is Heather from Kirkland, WA. I’m a group leader for Indivisible Kirkland. Reproductive freedom is one of our legislative (and personal priorities). I participated in a Roe rally recently in Seattle.
Doug
11:52
Doug from the San Francisco Bay Area. Lobbied with NARAL at the California State Capitol in Sacramento and volunteered at the NARAL table at the California Democratic Convention in San Francisco.
Rebecca Bolen
12:31
Hi, I’m Rebecca in Sault Ste. Marie, MI looking to move to TX- I recently worked on a fundraising event committee for our local Planned Parenthood
Christina Conroy
12:33
Christina Conroy NYC here.
Brigid Nelson
12:49
Brigid from Vancouver Wa. Have been a donor to PP as well as NARAL. Looking for ways to actively engage and get more folks involved locally.
annette
12:49
Annette from South Carolina.
Jen Kleinrock
13:08
I’m Jen, and I recently moved from California to Georgia….about a month before the extreme bans here.
Katie Breen
13:17
Katie B. Cambridge, MA :)
Tanvi
13:27
I heard of NARAL because I applied to NARAL straight out of college without fully understanding the organization and then I learned more and couldnt get enough!
Chyna
13:27
I'm Chyna from Reno, NV by way of Bolingbrook, IL. I'm the president of a multicultural community service-based sisterhood organization on campus at the University of Nevada, trying to get the word out to my sisters and others on campus (:
Kate
13:44
Oops, Kate from Phoenix, AZ
Angie Eide
13:44
talked with naral volunteers at a women's lobby day in South Dakota
Brittany Vock
13:44
Yay for campus organizing!!!
sandy
13:50
I’m Sandy, from New Jersey
Hayley Robinson
13:56
Hayley from Phoenix, AZ
Angie Eide
14:00
always looking for new ways to get involved
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14:07
Susan in Edmonds, Washington
Owner
14:31
I didn't finish. Faye Marcus again. I am a member of Winnebago County Citizens for Choice and AAUW. both pro choice org. I donate monthly to pro choice org.
Tiffany Hankins
14:33
Hi Brigid!!!! Good to see you here! It's Tiffany (and Lillian) from the NARAL Washington State affiliate!
Elizabeth Ann
14:41
Hi. Elizabeth from Atlanta.
Lara Catone
14:53
Lara currently in upstate NY. I have worked in reproductive agency and gender justice for nearly 20 years. Mostly independent working directly with folks.
Gretchen Dyer
14:59
Susan in Edmonds, I'm Gretchen in Mukilteo!! Hi!
tina s
15:04
us Ga girls should get together
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15:04
Hi Tiffany! I met you at Elaine Phelps’ memorial!
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15:14
Hi Gretchen!
antonina
15:19
Hi, this is Nina Chastain from St. Louis, Missouri and I work at the student health center at Washington University. My earlies NARAL memory was when I attended the march in Washington, D.C. when George the first was president. A bunch of us took an overnight bus from St. Louis and arrived in D.C. to march and rally. As an undergrad I did a few weeks of volunteer work for NARAL in St. Louis.
Tiffany Hankins
15:26
Hi Susan! Hi Gretchen!
Christina Conroy
15:58
I contributed NARAL and Planned Parenthood or years I participated in a phone bank for contributions - I was happy to help but swore I'd never phone bank for any cause again. I'll do lmost anything else.
Elizabeth Ann
16:20
Is there anything that someone can do about their university inviting church organizations to come and recruit on campus and about the campus inviting "choices," the fake pregnancy clinics to come and speak at the university at the students?
Laurie
17:02
Great question Elizabeth!
Beth McLaughlin
17:25
Hi. Beth McLaughlin from Concord, NC. New to this.
tina s
17:31
hi I am tina in Clarkesville Georgia , new to Naral but trying to get involved since we are being attacked
Angie Eide
17:39
Angie from South Dakota. I work with Planned Parenthood as a volunteer and have testified as an opponent of a joint resolution my state legislature tried to pass encouraging federal defunding of PP
annette
18:02
@Elizabeth Ann-we did a brochure detailing the lies and ban bills and reference, etc. And then referenced Planned Parenthood for health care.
Maiaph
18:03
Hi all! This is Maia from DC! Most recently participated in the stop the bans action.
Greta Jakse
18:10
Greta from Ohio- I think the most recent event I went to was a rally at the state house to protest one of the most recent heartbeat bills
Phyllis Rosen
18:11
I am Phyllis from NYC. I was with NARAL from the beginning and disheartened I have to be back again! I was most recently on the phone bank.
Doretta Goldberg
18:12
Hi. I'm Doretta Goldberg from Port Washington NY. Long active supporter of Planned Parenthood - and more recently NARAL. Most recently attended PPHudson Peconic annual event in eastern Long Island as I have for many years.
Brittany Vock
18:23
I think hosting one of these events on your campus would be a GREAT first start, Elizabeth Anne! It would
alexmallory
18:23
Alex Mallory, Chicago IL. I’ve been a NARAL supporter for the past five years and just finished grad school so I am looking to get more involved.
Elizabeth Ann
18:30
I was thinking of some kind of lawsuit if possible.
emmathompson
18:35
Didn’t properly introduce myself. Emma from Atlanta, GA. Just moved here from the UK and am ready to get busy defending what I feel I’ve taken for granted my whole life with you all
kat
18:43
people are getting violent towards prochoicers
Brittany Vock
20:43
I think providing people on your campus with information is super important, especially because fake women's health centers peddle in disinformation and mislead and shame women. It's definitely something that should be discussed when you organizer people on your campus.
Owner
20:45
please restate the 4 pillars
Laurie
20:51
Hi Sara!
Skylar Moore
21:27
Hello all! I’m Skylar Moore and I live in NYC. My activism started after the killing of Trayvon Martin. After the 2016 election I knew I couldn’t just set and do nothing. I’ve organized numerous rallies and marches, including the first Families Belong Together protest in West Virginia. (WV is my home state.) I was in front of SCOTUS the day the US Senate votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh. I’m also currently involved with the grassroots groups in NYC for Elizabeth Warren. I’m really excited to start to work with you all to fight to save Roe.
Brittany Vock
22:13
abortion access, access to birth control, paid family leave, and fighting pregnacy distrimination
Emma
22:14
Great question! NARAL's 4 pillars are defending and expanding abortion access, birth control, fighting pregnancy discrimination, and paid family leave
Brittany Vock
22:17
More info here! https://www.prochoiceamerica.org/issues/
Elizabeth Ann
23:09
If anyone in Georgia wants to organize together, email me if you want at badevine@gmail.com.
Kim Nugent
23:16
Just letting folks know about me, on the call, Kim Nugent. I believe in freedom of women to choose. I want children to have a quality of life and love, that if they are unwanted or neglected or not able to be properly cared for is terrible. And I feel those limiting women's options are not thinking about the lives they may be condemning children and their parents to. As Men have the responsibility to support children they father which they may not be able to do. And mother's can be sacrificing a future of self sufficiency, and physical risks in having a child. We have massive problems as a result of poor mental health, and increasing imprisonment resulting from persons unable to make ends meet. Glad all of you want to increase the access to Planned Parenthood, like me.
kat
23:40
the “Christians” think it’s murder. they say things like if someone killed a pregnant woman Thayer be charged with the murder of the unborn
tina s
24:16
Elizabeth I’m in Georgia I will email you my email is tinasmith0830@gmail.com
Elizabeth Ann
24:33
Thanks so much, Tina.
kat
25:04
we need to triple in numbers
Angie Eide
25:16
we need you in South Dakota!
Kim Nugent
25:37
Elizabeth Ann please email me the brochure you made. Nugent.kp@gmail.com
Emma
25:44
Hi team! We have organizers in GA fighting on the ground already and we can connect you after this webinar!
Jen Kleinrock
26:04
I’m in GA too!
tina s
26:16
thanks Emma I didn’t know how to get involved
Cristy Holden
26:16
Greetings from Taos, NM
Brittany Vock
26:16
So many in GA! That is SO awesome.
Owner
26:24
I am so proud of Illnois. We passed a comprehensive health protection law for women! And the governor signed it!
Amy
27:08
Count me in with the Atlanta, GA group! Amy Carpenter - amy.carpenter@comcast.net
Owner
27:22
Please email me the brochure . fe.marcus@att.net
kat
27:59
I just moved here. I’d like to be a part of a letter writing party.
Emma
28:45
Of course! After this webinar I will make sure to pass along these names and contact information to our organizers on the ground and make sure you all are connected with an organizer who can help you with next steps for organizing!
kat
28:49
the republicans are stopping laws that protect us from spousal abuse
Emma
29:23
I LOVE your initiative - incredible!
emmathompson
29:37
Highly recommend the NARAL GA feminist power hour if you can make it. Went to my first one last month and it was awesome
Elizabeth Ann
29:49
When's the next Ga power hour?
tina s
30:27
can you email the info on the Georgia events or who we contact to find out
Kristin Ford
31:05
August 28! https://prochoicegeorgia.org/events/
Brittany Vock
31:41
naral.us/actionhour
kat
31:41
ty Kristin
Leslie Skeffington
31:52
Do you recommend vetting people you want to invite to make sure they’re pro-choice first?
Elizabeth Ann
32:23
Depends if you want a brawl or not, I guess.
Brittany Vock
33:15
I always reach out to friends I know are pro choice and other orgs and groups that I know are pro choice!
Lara Catone
33:33
I have a large national virtual community and living in a temporary location currently. Curious if there are any specifics about adapting this for virtual/national.
kat
33:37
yes there will be anti prochoice people attending the meetings. I’ve herd they get very upset
Katie Breen
34:43
If you only invite people you know via direct invitations (not public), you won’t have to worry so much about anti-choice people showing up
Emma
35:14
So far, we've never had an issue with anti-choice members coming to our events! I think Brittany is right that the best bet is to invite people you already know are pro-choice!
Tanvi
35:35
are there any events taking place around somerville or cambridge?
Tanvi
35:45
would love to help organize with others!
Christina Conroy
35:59
I live in NYS. Our government officials have promised to keep Row legal and funded eve if the US Government does not. How can I help women in other states?
Emma
36:49
You can use this link to find NARAL events near you! https://www.prochoiceamerica.org/page/reality-of-roe-action-hour/
NARAL Organizing Team
36:57
I love Isabelle!!! Also hi all it's Travis your host ;-)
Brittany Vock
37:06
Part of the event is asking people to make phone calls into other states!
Savannah Bishop
37:46
I live in Tennessee and I am concerned my state will follow suit with the rest of the southern states as far as attempting to make reproductive restrictions. I would love to find a way to make a difference!
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38:19
We can’t forget our sisters in the rural areas. Washington State has good practices, but access to medical services are few and far between in the eastern part of our state.
kat
38:54
there are a lot of students that wa t to help at ETSU. they’re afraid to step forward
Brittany Vock
39:26
"starter kid for growing your own community!" I love that!
kat
39:45
💖!
tina s
39:55
north Georgia is the worst we don’t even have democrats on the ballot except the national races smh
kat
40:13
oh Tina!
kat
40:46
are women being arrested if they have an abortion?
Elizabeth Ann
41:04
Kat, the ban here doesn't take affect until January.
Maiaph
41:14
anyone in DC looking to connect or organize feel free to reach out maia.potokholmes@gmail.com
kat
42:02
I just moved to Albuquerque 🌵 I’d like to connect. these people seem to really care about the community
kat
42:12
😮 that’s great
Christina Conroy
43:14
Other than cold calling strangers, is there any way to help women in other states ?
Brittany Vock
43:25
Thanks Isabelle!
kat
43:39
I want to get advice on how to respond to people who say abortion is murder. I get it I don’t know what to say to them.
Emma
43:42
That was awesome Isabelle!
kat
44:13
thank you panel
kat
44:35
it has to stay that way
Brittany Vock
44:36
When you call other states with NARAL, you call other NARAL members which makes it SO much easier!
Katie Breen
44:54
As someone in a solidly blue state, I’d love more info on how to help people in other states — IF the organizers believe that is a useful organizing strategy, or if it is more useful for whatever reason to focus on the state where you’re a voter.
kat
45:21
yes Katie
kat
45:27
I do too
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45:47
Kat - don’t worry about the negative people, only work with the supporters and help everyone build their skills.
Brittany Vock
46:17
Volunteering with NARAL is great because since it's a nationwide org, you can always find opportunities to take action helping other states.
Brittany Vock
46:52
I think building a community is the first step and then you have people that are always ready to take action with you even in other states.
Emma
47:26
People have personal and religious beliefs about abortion, and I’m not asking anyone to change their beliefs. But this is about legal access to a medical procedure that allows families to determine their own futures.
Tiffany Hankins
47:37
Hey all Washington State people! If you want to connect with organizers on the ground here, you can contact Lillian@ProChoiceWashington.org
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48:21
Thanks Lillian!
Savannah Bishop
48:24
It is TOUGH here in the South. Everyone has anti-choice bumper stickers and gets really emotional about the topic. We even have billboards shaming abortions.
Hayley Robinson
48:29
If you're in a blue state that has protected abortion, donate to a local NARAL chapter that provides funding for abortions. For example, in Arizona, most abortion clinics are in Phoenix and we have a wait period. If you donate to our NARAL chapter, we give funds to high need people who might not be able to afford a hotel and their procedure.
Hayley Robinson
49:00
I'm sure that other local chapters and abortion funds are wonderful as well!
Christina Conroy
50:08
Certain "Christina" sects believe abortion is murder. Most world religions do not. Those "Christians" will probably never respect other religions, and never change their beliefs.
Kim Nugent
51:35
I think someone willing to organize an event has plenty of planning assistance/ resources. I feel it is more nerve racking addressing questions from participants given that I am not experienced or knowledgeable. Be great if you helped connect me to others who would host with me in MD. And for others in their locations.
Christina Conroy
51:47
I mistyped "Christians" in the first sentence above.
Rebecca Bolen
51:55
Rebecca in Sualt Ste. Marie, I’ll host an event in early September!
Melissa
52:01
I'm from Maine. I'm in!
tina s
52:08
I will commit to an event with the Georgia girls even though I am pretty sure this was pre recorded
Brittany Vock
52:09
I can host an action hour with my book club...with a bottle of wine! I think I can commit to the second week of september
sandy
52:09
Sandy, from New Jersey, and I will host an action hour in Sept.
suzanne
52:12
Will host in Cambridge MA.
Mary Coleman
52:16
Mary in Brooklyn, NY
antonina
52:20
This is Nina in St. Louis, MO and I will host an Action Hour in the latter half of September
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52:21
I’ll host an event in November - after my city council campaign
Chyna
52:24
Chyna in Reno, NV!
alexmallory
52:29
Alex in Chicago. Committing to host in early September.
Tanvi
52:29
suzanne let me know how i can help you in cambridge ma!!!
Kim Nugent
52:31
I have a location and am willing to host in Gaithersburg, MD. Who will host with me? Nugent.kp@gmail.com
Elizabeth Ann
52:31
Elizabeth in Buford Ga and I will try to host an action hour at my home for at least some of my friends who I know already want to make a difference.
Christina Conroy
52:32
When I learn how to help women in other states, I shall.
Brittany Vock
52:33
Oh my gosh I want to go to all of your action hours!!!!!!
Hayley Robinson
52:49
I will host in Phoenix, AZ
annette
53:06
by any chance do you have booklets so I can give to my NOW group, in Columbia, SC. And we can tie this in with our meeting.
Randy
53:06
Another woman in my church and I are on this site. We will speak to each other to see if we can host an event in our UU Society. I can not give you an answer right now.
suzanne
53:09
@tanvi my email is suzanne@dookiethedog.com, reach out to me! I did a Roe Act event a few weeks back- it was awesome!
kat
53:12
💖💖💖✊🏼
Brittany Vock
53:21
Yay for UUs!
Tanvi
53:32
ok perfect i will reach out to you!
kat
53:46
my grandson is crying I have to go. thanks guys
Misty Stolze
53:52
Is there anyone in South Carolina?
Doretta Goldberg
53:58
I worked in last election to help elect the one last Democratic needed in NY State senate to pass law codifying Roe. Need more info on what more I should be asking people to do in our state.
annette
54:11
Hey Misty Stolze, I am from South Carolina!
Misty Stolze
54:35
What part of SC?
Laurie
54:37
I didn’t send to attendees. I’d love to host an hour! I’m
Phyllis Rosen
54:38
Is there anyone willing to co-host in NYC?
Leliz
54:44
Any metro atl? I'd love to co-host!
annette
54:45
Columbia, Misty,
annette
55:02
I am not sure if there is a chapter in SC.
tina s
55:14
misty what part of South Carolina I love not far from the border in Georgia
Cristy York
55:25
I'm in east Atlanta, from northwest ga, I can organize 2. Albuquerque hit me up I have ppl to connect u to. cristypyork@gmail.com @cristy_cakess on ig
Phyllis Rosen
55:27
I forgot to include my name. It is Phyllis looking t for someone to co=host with me in Manhattan, NY>
Laurie
55:28
ugh! I’m Laurie in downtown Los Angeles. I’d love to host an action hour!
Elizabeth Ann
55:34
Seeing how many people are fighting. Seeing the organization.
annette
55:34
Columbia, Misty.
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55:35
Susan in Edmonds - you have a toolkit! This is awesome!
Marion Kiley
55:35
Will you be answering chat box questions for all of us to learn. Some good questions & issues.
tina s
55:38
discovering others in Georgia that are like minded
Cristy Holden
55:43
Short, specific. Thanks,
Cristy York
55:46
leliz hit me up
Rebecca Bolen
55:48
I appreciate the positivity- and the warning about the 50% flake rate- it’s good to be prepared :)
Jen Kleinrock
55:48
I’m inspired by all of the passionate joiners from Georgia!
Brigid Nelson
55:49
Breaking down the steps was very helpful
Mary Lakey
55:50
Comraderie!!
Misty Stolze
55:52
I'm about an hour north of Columbia...Lancaster
sandy
55:52
Thanks for making this easy!
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55:53
lol
Lisa Wascher
55:54
Lisa Nashville knowing it's legal still in all states!
Christina Conroy
56:05
I feel blessed living in very BLUE NYC.
Laura H
56:08
Laura from Scranton…..so glad to hear from prochoice friends across the country!
Doretta Goldberg
56:08
so happy to learn of people soldiering on in Red states!!
Lara Catone
56:09
Yes to “event in a box” and inspired by live connection
Greta Jakse
56:09
Greta from Ohio- it was cool to get to know a way I can contribute and help feel like I can take things back into my own hands!
Elizabeth Ann
56:13
Yeah, I'm thrilled the find so many in Georgia in this fight. I feel so alone in this state sometimes and that's not the case anymore.
annette
56:14
can you connect people from SC, my email address is fitfaves@gmail.com
Miriam Eichler
56:14
From Miriam: I appreciate that there are participants from all over the country.
antonina
56:20
The organization with the Tool Kit is amazing! Thank you so much for the time and effort it took to put it together. It gives me hope.
Laurie
56:23
knowing that there are so many people that want to save our rights!
Gretchen Dyer
56:34
Susan in Edmonds I woul;s
Brittany Vock
56:38
Ditto the event in a box is AWESOME
Amanda Jones
56:42
anyone else in the Houston/Galveston area?
Savannah Bishop
56:45
I love the fact that we are helping people with uteruses everywhere to have access to their own freedom!
Laura H
56:51
Thank you!
Miriam Eichler
57:04
From Miriam: Thank you for organizing this call!
Laurie
57:11
bye Travis! thank you!❤️
Randy
57:16
Thank you so much, Travis and Co.
Valerie M
57:18
Thank you!
suzanne
57:20
I got an awesome uterus rubberstamp on etsy- makes postcarding crafty!
tina s
57:24
ty all
Hayley Robinson
57:32
Should we be in contact with our local chapter before planning an action hour?
Brittany Vock
57:37
THANKS Travis!
Elizabeth Ann
57:41
Thanks ya'll. You have no idea how much this means to me.
Dale Harris
57:48
Information on how to host an event.
annette
57:57
thanks Travis, Isabelleand Sarah!!!
karenmccarthy
58:01
Leliz, I’m midtown, email me at mccarthy.karenl@gmail.com
Emma
58:02
Once you register your action hour, a chapter or national organizer will be in contact with you!
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58:09
gretchen, my email is smpaine@earthlink.net
Leliz
58:16
emailed you cristy!
Lisa Wascher
58:20
thanks!
Joshlyn
58:42
If there is anyone in Kansas that wants to reach out you can email me at youngjoshlyn2017@gmail.com
Mary Lakey
58:43
Nina from St. Louis where are you located?!