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You Can Join the Abortion Rights Movement — Here’s How 

When the U.S. Supreme Court decides Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization this summer, the court could dismantle or completely end our constitutional protection for abortion. That would throw out nearly 50 years of precedent set by Roe v. Wade — the decision that established our constitutional right to abortion in 1973.

Even with Roe in place, systemic racism and discrimination have left abortion largely out of reach for many, particularly Black, Latinx, Indigenous, AAPI, and other people of color, as well as people with low incomes. If the court ends federal constitutional protection for abortion, as many as 26 states may move to ban abortion entirely.

Planned Parenthood has joined with MoveOn, UltraViolet, and Women’s March to work with allies across the progressive movement to ensure that millions of people turn out for mobilizations across the country to demonstrate that support for abortion is widely and deeply felt. Together we will send a strong message that abortion access must be protected and supported.

We invite you to join these efforts during this moment of crisis. It is necessary that we act now, all across the country, not only to demonstrate that people support abortion access, but to show that we won’t back down. We will continue to help people access abortion when they need it in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision.

Harnessing Your Energy

After you’ve signed up to attend or host a march, it’s time to get the word out! You are the best messenger to share how urgent this moment is with your friends and family. PPFA uses an app called Impactive to make that as easy as possible. Just follow the directions below to mobilize your network. 

Download the Impactive App

Impactive is a digital organizing app and web platform built to fuel relational (friend-to-friend) organizing. When Planned Parenthood organizations publish calls to action, everyone who has downloaded the Impactive app can easily access their networks of friends, family, and contacts from the app to take meaningful action. This one-stop approach eliminates the need to switch back and forth between multiple webpages or messaging platforms, and instead puts everything you need right at your fingertips.

2. Create an account with your name, phone number, and email.

3. Enter the Campaign Code: 597380

4. Enter your ZIP code.

5. Select login using the magic link: Open your email on your phone and click on the magic link provided in an email from the Impactive team to login to your new Impactive account. This will send you back to the Impactive app.

6. Once in the app, the home screen shows actions organized by Planned Parenthood Federation of America and local Planned Parenthood affiliate organizations that you can take and share.

7. Click on the phone book icon. This will sync your phone to discover which of your contacts are registered voters by matching names to the national voter file. Under this tab, you can also manage the contacts you would like to contact using Impactive.

8. Have questions about this step? Read more about it here.

9. The message icon takes you to your inbox, where you can tell your contacts, teammates, and potential supporters about a campaign they might be interested in joining.

Invite Your Friends

1. From the home icon in the bottom left, select the action named "Text a friend to turn out to protect and support abortion access," and pick the contacts that you’d like to message. When choosing contacts, think about who is most likely to join a march. 

2. Once you’ve selected contacts you want to message, review the pre-populated message and edit as needed. You can make changes to the content to make it sound more like you. Any edits you make will update the default message for the rest of your contacts for this action.

3. Hit SEND in the app, and your phone will switch to your regular text messaging app, with this message pre-filled. Then hit SEND on your phone! These messages will be sent from your phone number. 

4. Go back to Impactive and repeat with the next person you selected. You’ll do this until you’ve messaged everyone you picked out. 

5. Once you have messaged each of your contacts, you will be able to fill out an outreach report about how each conversation went!

  • To fill out a report about a conversation, click on the inbox tab and click on the message thread for the contact. Then click on the report icon.
  • Fill out all of the information you can on the report, and click send to campaign!

Share on Social Media

1. Select the action named Ask your Friends on Social Media to join a Bans Off Our Bodies Event

2. Once you open the action, click share.

  • Respond to the pop-up that asks, “Did you share?”
  • Select if you want to share on Facebook or Twitter.
  • You can make changes to the content to make it sound more like you.
  • Post!