Dear Progressive Memphians,
What can I tell you?
This January, Roe v. Wade will celebrate its 44th birthday and Donald Trump will become the President of the United States.
Mind if I share with you what scares me the most?
I fully expect 2017 to be the worst year yet for reproductive rights and social justice in our country and our community.
Let me sketch the enemy, so you know who’s in the fight.
He (or sometimes she, it must be said) is a politician who wants to strip away all of our reproductive rights.
You’ll only hear them talk about abortion and LGBTQ rights, of course. But that’s NOT all they want to stop, I guarantee you.
In their worldview, the Golden Age for women’s wombs ended somewhere late in the 1950s, when reliable birth control began to be more widely distributed.
This special kind of politician enjoys “playing doctor” with women’s reproductive health care year after year.
People like them are just crazy, though, right?
No, they’re extremely dangerous.
After we lost the battle last year against Amendment 1 in Tennessee, we saw two devastating new laws restricting abortion access. Neither law was medically valid. They were clever political gambits meant to stop women from making independent choices about their bodies and lives.
Now that we have an anti-choice president, we need you with us more than ever.
If reality angers you, there’s one vital thing you can do today:
Your support will decide how strong CHOICES remains during the next four years.
If you already believe in CHOICES for whatever reason, then ours is a special cause for you. And it’s extremely important that you know:
- CHOICES is donor-dependent.
- CHOICES exists as it does ONLY because donors like you chip in.
So, please: will YOU help?
CHOICES needs you. I need you. I want to know you are by my side.
Thank you for considering CHOICES today.
With respect and regards for the coming year,
Rebecca Terrell, Executive Director
PS: I know many other worthy causes plead for your help each year. Please know how honored CHOICES will be if you choose today to join our supporter family!
I can’t tell you that enough.