On May 2, Politico reported that a majority of justices on the United States Supreme Court have voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, according to a leaked initial draft opinion. The leaked majority decision is not the rule of law. However, if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, as this leaked decision indicates it might, it will strip women of a right they have had for 50 years, and in 13 states with “trigger laws,” abortion will be effectively banned.
East Bay Community Foundation stands with health advocates fighting for women, especially women of color, those with low income, and those in areas with limited access to health care providers who need access to safe and affordable health care, including abortion.
Abortion bans and other laws that restrict reproductive rights disproportionately affect people of color and people with low income. Reproductive justice is racial justice.
We invite you to learn more about and support these local and national organizations who are working tirelessly to provide and protect access to reproductive health care. The organizations listed below are led by and in service of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI), South & Southwest Asian and North African (SSWANA) communities, and those impacted by multiple, intersectional systems of oppression.
Access Reproductive Justice removes barriers to sexual and reproductive health care and builds the power of Californians to demand health, justice, and dignity.
Black Women for Wellness is committed to the health and well-being of Black women and girls through health education, empowerment and advocacy.
CLRJ is a statewide organization committed to honoring the experiences of Latinas to uphold our dignity, our bodies, sexuality, and families. They build Latinas’ power and cultivate leadership through community education, policy advocacy, and community-informed research to achieve reproductive justice.
Forward Together unites communities to win rights, recognition, and resources for all families. They transform culture and policy to work for all of us nationwide. Since their founding in 1989, they have continually fought to dismantle the ways our society marginalizes us based on race, sexuality, and gender.
HEART promotes sexual health, uproot gendered violence, and advance reproductive justice by establishing choice and access for the most impacted Muslims.
NACB works to protect the health and human rights of Indigenous Peoples pertinent to our communities through cultural preservation, education, coalition building, community organizing, reproductive justice, environmental justice, and natural resource protection while working toward safe communities for women and children at the local, national, and international level.
NAPAWF works intersectionally on three focus areas to ensure the values and priorities of AAPI women and girls are seen, heard, and reflected in policy and structural change at the local, state, and federal levels.
SisterSong is a Southern-based, national membership organization. Their purpose is to build an effective network of individuals and organizations to improve institutional policies and systems that impact the reproductive lives of marginalized communities.
You can donate directly on their websites, and EBCF fund advisors can make grant recommendations directly through Donor Central.