The Funds We Need
$25,000 is needed to get the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride on the road. It will help make it possible for inspiring young activists and others to be on the road for a full month having a major political impact as well as involving hundreds throughout Texas and thousands around the country. Think: airfare, van rentals, gas, housing and living expenses. Think: thousands of leaflets, palm-cards, stickers, banners, etc. It will help with the cost of national webcasts to project the message of the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride throughout society in real time.
Then, there will be additional fundraising during the month-long ride to cover the rest of the costs, including to help produce a high quality film so that the impact of the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride can be felt far beyond the summer.
Other Ways You Can Help
Give as much as you can, whether that be $2,500 or $25 or $5. It really matters.
Join the Freedom Ride in Texas - sign up online for part of the time or the whole ride.
Tune in every Wednesday night throughout August for the live webcast People’s Hearings. Spread the word about this and bring friends together to watch, thereby building communities of resistance.
Take to the streets wherever you are for the end of August WEEK OF DEFIANCE.
Reach out to people you know in Houston, Austin, San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley and ask them to join in with the Freedom Ride and speak-outs, provide housing, organize welcome parties and protests, and offer support in any way.
Send in testimony for the People’s Hearings with your own pre-Roe abortion story or statement or story from today about what women are being forced to go through.
Email text or video to be posted on to StopPatriarchy@gmail.com
Who We Are
The Abortion Rights Freedom Ride 2014: Ground Zero Texas was initiated by the movement to End Pornography and Patriarchy: The Enslavement and Degradation of Women (StopPatriarchy.org). You can read our Call to Action here.
The Abortion Rights Freedom Ride Advisory Board consists of:
Diane Derzis, owner, Jackson Women’s Health Organization (last abortion clinic in Mississippi)
Carol Downer, founder of Feminist Women’s Health Centers which began doing abortions in 1971
Merle Hoffman, CEO Choices Medical Center which began doing abortions in 1972
Sunsara Taylor, writer, Revolution, initiator, End Pornography and Patriarchy: The Enslavement andDegradation of Women
You can read the Report from last summer’s Abortion Rights Freedom Ride in 2013 here.
Watch the webcast of our April 11, 2014 Speakout at Advent Lutheran Church in NYC, and see photos from the April 12 actions across the country here.
We value and seek to work with everyone who is working to defend women’s right to abortion and to end all forms of violence and oppression against women. Contact us at StopPatriarchy(at)gmail.com.
We have a powerful track record of going right up against the most entrenched institutions and forces of patriarchy, and bringing forward powerful, transformative and contagious resistance.
Whatever you do, THANK YOU for being part of a movement that can really make a huge difference for the future of women everywhere!