Why are you able to be so Calm & Centered??
I've had many conversations with some of you since the US Supreme Court Leak and now Since the Court has nullified Roe V Wade. You keep asking me why I am so calm and so centered?
At first the question caught me off guard. But then I remembered I'm 75 and so I have lived in a world without choice and without control over my own body. I already know what that looks like and though I don't like it and had hoped we would never return to it, I also know it will not stop us from keeping women's control over their own bodies alive!
My second reaction to the question is; WE DON"T HAVE TIME FOR BEING IN TURMOIL OR BEING OFF CENTER!!!!
We are fighting for our own bodies now and we need to focus and fight!!. In fact just today I gave a wonderful woman 24 hours to get off her upset & Tush and get on with the fight!
So here's what you can do now;
1) Donate to candidates who clearly support
you being in control of your own body!
If that means voting straight Democrat
then do it!
2) Work for these candidates. Make phone
calls, do postcarding or send texts.
3) Send Donations or volunteer to work for
Planned Parenthood. You can even help drive
folks to the clinics or give them a bed at
your home while they go through procedures.
4) Tell your company they need a policy to
address this for both your women and
male employees. Some companies are paying
for women to move to choice positive states.
Some pay for their bail if they get arrested
My goal is to make sure pro-choice candidates will win in the November Midterm Elections so we can vote to remove the Filibuster and expand the Supreme Court and Codify Choice in federal law.
This is a big goal given the usual in this country is for the party in the presidency to lose big in Midterms. We can absolutely make that change! It will take lots of work and time and money but I think we are up to that task. I know I am are you??
So the answer to your question is I only have
4 1/2 months to make something happen that hasn't happened in my lifetime in this country. So I simply don't have time to cry and pull out my hair. I only have time to make a better world for my granddaughter Marigold!
I also don't have time for those of you who want to limit our control over our own bodies to write me back some religious or quasi political religious reason for your Anti-choice position.
So don't write back I know your position well I have known it since 1969!
Lastly for those of you in other countries, if this could happen in the US this can happen in your country as well. Make sure your control over your own body is in the laws of your country and oppose every candidate that wants to take your rights away. Remember we had control in the US for over 50 years and now we don't!