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Local Organizations:

Connecticut:

NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut legislative and policy work focuses to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. The NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut Foundation focuses on research, education and outreach to support and protect, as a fundamental right and value, a woman’s freedom to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices through education, training, organizing, legal action, and public policy.
The CT Coalition for Choice is comprised of a variety of organizations that prioritize reproductive health as a legislative priority. NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut is honored to serve on the CT Coalition for Choice with so many advocates who feel passionately about protecting and promoting choice.
Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) provides an information, referral and advocacy service while also training and empowering women in Connecticut to advocate for themselves. Each year, CWEALF helps thousands of women and low-income people navigate legal and social service systems. By incorporating these experiences into our public policy and advocacy work, CWEALF is able to offer innovative approaches to issues affecting women and gender equity throughout the state.

New Jersey:

SJ NOW – the Alice Paul Chapter is one of New Jersey’s most active, organized and innovative chapters of the National Organization for Women. This chapter of NOW is involved in so many different activities that there is usually something for everyone. Whether your key issue is equal pay for equal work, ending violence against women, reproductive rights, child care, divorce law, ending racism or women in politics, this chapter is doing something about it.

Pennsylvania:

The Women’s Law Project has brought and won lawsuits challenging gender discrimination. It has worked to eliminate gender discrimination in laws and institutions, to promote changes in the legal system that will improve the status and opportunities of women and their families, to improve the responses of public agencies to women’s needs, to educate the public about the status of women’s rights, and to empower women by providing information which enables them to address problems in their lives.

Women’s Way is a catalyst for change with three programs impacting women, girls, and families in our region: advocacy, grant-making, and public education.

Women’s Opportunities & Resource Center promotes social and economic self-sufficiency primarily for economically disadvantaged women and their families. WORC provides entrepreneurial training, individual business assistance, incentive savings programs, and access to business and financial resources.

Clara Bell Duvall Reproductive Freedom Project defends and advances reproductive rights and liberties in Pennsylvania through research, education, advocacy, and litigation to ensure access to safe and legal reproductive health services for all.

Access Matters (formerly Family Planning Council) innovates, empowers, and works to equalize access to sexual and reproductive health care for teens and adults in need. They conduct research, offer programs, training, consulting, and other services for southeast Pennsylvania and beyond.

Women Against Abuse (WAA) is a domestic violence advocacy organization that strives to provide a continuum of care – from telephone crisis counseling to long-term supportive housing – in a manner that promotes victim safety, autonomy and dignity.

New Voices for Reproductive Justice is a nonprofit organization founded in 2004 with a mission to build a social change movement dedicated to the health and well-being of Black women and girls through leadership development, Human Rights and Reproductive Justice.

Mazzoni Center provides quality comprehensive health and wellness services in an LGBTQ-focused environment, while preserving the dignity and improving the quality of life of the individuals they serve. They offer training and education, legal services and are strong social justice advocates in the Philadelphia community.

Congreso de Latinos Unidos is a nonprofit organization founded in 1977 with a mission to strengthen Latino communities through social, economic, education and health services, leadership development and advocacy.

National Organizations

CLPP (Civil Liberties and Public Policy) inspires, educates, trains and supports new activists and leadership to secure reproductive freedom, justice, and sexual rights for everyone.

SisterSong is a women of color reproductive justice collective whose mission is to strengthen and amplify the collective voices of indigenous women and women of color to achieve reproductive justice by eradicating reproductive oppression and securing human rights.

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health builds Latina power to guarantee the fundamental human right to reproductive health, dignity and justice.

All*Above All unites organizations and individuals to build support for lifting the bans that deny abortion coverage. Their vision is to restore public insurance coverage so that every woman, however much she makes, can get affordable, safe abortion care when she needs it.

Lady Parts Justice uses comedy, culture, and digital media to expose threats to reproductive rights and engage individuals to take action.

In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda is a partnership between five organizations: Black Women for WellnessBlack Women’s Health ImperativeNew Voices Pittsburgh SisterLove, Inc. and SPARK Reproductive Justice Now. Their mission is to develop a national Reproductive Justice strategy to proactively protect the abortion rights of Black women; coordinate and support state-based fights for abortion rights and contraceptive access; galvanize Black women across the country in support of abortion rights, contraceptive access and comprehensive sex education; and put a national public face on the Reproductive Justice policy and advocacy efforts of Black women.

Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity (URGE) envisions a world where all people have agency over their own bodies and relationships, and the power, knowledge, and tools to exercise that agency. URGE builds this vision by engaging young people in creating and leading the way to sexual and reproductive justice for all by providing training, field mobilization, and national leadership for a youth-driven agenda.

NARAL Pro-Choice America lobbies Congress to convince elected representatives to support our right to choose; they work with state affiliates to advance ideas that are good for women’s freedom and fight back against bad ideas that threaten privacy; and they use the political process to elect lawmakers who share pro-choice values and defeat candidates who don’t.

National Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) advocates for policy changes to a broad range of sexual and reproductive justice issues that impact the lives of Asian Pacific Islander women and girls, and continues to educate its members, policymakers and the public on these issues.

UltraViolet is a powerful and rapidly growing community of people from all walks of life mobilized to fight sexism and expand women’s rights, from politics and government to media and pop culture. UltraViolet works on a range of issues including health care, economic security, violence, reproductive rights, racial justice, and immigration by putting the voices of all women, especially women of color and LGBTQ women, front and center.

Advocates for Youth – Advocates for Youth partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth.

National Partnership for Women and Families promotes fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality, affordable health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. Sign up for their newsletter!

American Civil Liberties Union is a non-profit, non-partisan organization working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

Forward Together/Strong Families is a multi-racial organization that works with community leaders and organizations to transform culture and policy to catalyze social change. Their mission is to ensure that women, youth and families have the power and resources they need to reach their full potential.

Raising Women’s Voices (RWV) is a national initiative working to make sure women’s voices are heard and women’s concerns are addressed as policymakers put the health care law into action. They believe women are grassroots experts in what is wrong with the current health system and what it takes to fix it because of women’s roles as arrangers of health care for their families.

MergerWatch was created to find ways of intervening to save key reproductive health services before religious/secular hospital mergers were given government approval and finalized. Since its founding, MergerWatch has assisted grass roots coalitions fighting to protect services threatened by religious/secular hospital mergers in more than 100 communities located across the nation.

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is a membership organization dedicated to the advancement of women’s health care and the professional and socioeconomic interests of its members through continuing medical education, practice, research, and advocacy.

The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan policy institute that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action. Their aim is not just to change the conversation, but to change the country.

ProgressNow works with their state partners to promote progressive ideas and causes through earned media strategies and cutting-edge new media.

The Public Leadership Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy and leadership center organized to raise public awareness on key issues of equity and justice and to develop public leaders who will improve the economic and social conditions of all Americans.

National Women’s Law Center – Through research, analysis, advocacy and public education, NWLC wins policy changes that improve the lives of women and families.