How do you ensure support for Proposal 3, which protects women from government mandated forced birth? Invite folks to a free movie and show them how they can help!
Distill Social hosted a free advance screening of the new motion picture, Call Jane, based on the inspiring story of the women in Chicago who organized to help those who needed abortions. An enthusiastic crowd of 600 enjoyed the movie and learned how to reach out to other voters, talking to volunteers from the Reproductive Freedom for All campaign (Prop 3), and Promote the Vote (Prop 2).
Distill also hosted RiseFree.org, a student group working to encourage voting on campus with their BallotReady nonpartisan voting guide, and Red Wine and Blue whose Rally Your Squad campaign supports reaching out to our friends, which will be crucial for both Reproductive Freedom and Promote the Vote, and ask for their vote.
An afterglow with adult beverages was well received, and the audience went home ready to roll.
As we celebrate the success of the October 24th event, we are also celebrating the success of these amazing groups coming together to support it with information and action steps for reproductive and citizen rights. They are the following:
- Protectors of Equality in Government (PEG), founded by Chuck Newman, is a group of concerned citizens who banded together in the wake of the Trump “election” in 2016. We believe that information is power and share the power of good information, connect with local activists, and encourage each other reach out and directly contact our lawmakers.
- Distill Social, a Michigan-based non-profit, is dedicated to restoring truth to our media, all of which, both liberal and conservative, is biased towards corporate interests. Through their website they offer opportunities for citizens to join their fight.
- Reclaim, a non-profit, was launched by Renee Chelian, based on her recognition that a commitment to abortion requires ongoing advocacy and public education regarding reproductive health and rights. Its work is premised on the belief that women, not government, should have the power to determine their own reproduction.
- Rise, founded in 2014 to fight for equal rights for survivors of sexual assault, has evolved a curriculum, Hopeanomics, for fighting for democratic change. This aptly named guide empowers citizens to fight for social change.
- Reproductive Freedom for All is the Michigan organization fighting for the passage of Proposition 3, which would guarantee reproductive rights for the women of our state. It will restore the rights once protected by Roe v. Wade and ensure that Michigan women will determine their own reproductive future, and will have access to immediate health care if suffering from a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.
- Fems for Democracy and Red Wine and Blue, both activist and feminist organizations, are collaborating to fight for their shared goals: winning the vote for reproductive and voting rights propositions (Prop 2 and Prop 3).
- Voters Not Politicians is an organization focused on promoting the vote in Michigan in order to restore political power to its citizens. In these weeks prior to the midterm election, their fight is coalescing on the Promote the Vote 2022 initiative (Proposition 2) which will modernize our elections as well as keeping them accessible and fair.
- The League of Women Voters, founded in 1920, is a national and non-partisan organization which works to empower all voters and defend our democracy through advocacy, education, and litigation.
Get Your Prop 2 and Prop 3 Yard Signs
Grab a yard sign at the campaign office at 2500 Packard, Suite 101A (park and enter at back of building), Ann Arbor, MI 48104. They are open 2–4 pm on weekdays and 10 am–3 pm on the weekend. Be sure to call first to make sure they have some in stock because they are going fast! Phone: (734) 660-8954