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Day Without Us set for Sept. 30 to protest overturn of Roe v. Wade

In response to the overturn of Roe v. Wade, a news release states that organizers from across the country have announced the upcoming NATIONAL DAY WITHOUT US, National Teach-In via a full page New York Times ad calling on all women and allies to stay home on Friday, September 30th, which is also the 46th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment.

Organizers are asking participants to stop business as usual and remove themselves from their daily routines to demonstrate power and autonomy over how they use their bodies. Instead of work and school, they are asked to participate in an online teach-in and local events across the country.

#DayWithoutUs has been set on September 30th as a show of opposition to the Hyde Amendment which bans the use of federal funding to pay for abortions through Medicaid. It is also the Friday before the next Supreme Court session, which begins on October 3rd, when more critical cases on voting rights, 1st amendment rights and bodily autonomy will be decided.

“Day Without Us is a day of disruption, learning, activation and community building.  According to a news release, “The current conditions require that we exercise our power in both new and familiar ways.  Our bodies that our government exerts more control over daily- fuel and drive all of the systems that keep this country running. We will remove ourselves from our daily routines and join a mass teach-in to understand how the fight for reproductive justice is a fight for all of our freedoms—and learn how to plug into the fight from where you are,” said Tiffany Flowers, Campaign Director, Day Without Us.

The virtual and in-person events will feature a wide range of topics like unionism, abolition, voting rights, climate justice, student movements, and international solidarity along with special performances and conversations. #DayWithoutUs is a time to pause, acknowledge our collective grief, anxiety, and exhaustion. In an effort to make the day accessible to all, organizers will offer support to those who will be economically impacted by abstaining from work to join this day of action.

For more information on #DayWithoutUs visit: Twitter: @DayWithoutUs

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