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While Right-Wing Supermajority Stops at Nothing to Attack Democracy, We Recommit to Defending It

WASHINGTON, D.C.–People’s Action released the following statement by Director Sulma Arias in response to the Supreme Court of the United States ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization:

“Today’s ruling is a direct assault on our people’s freedom to make decisions about what’s best for them. It’s the culmination of generations of right-wing plotting to seize the Supreme Court and replace it with corporate-backed extremists. They won’t stop until they’ve systematically dismantled every single protection that poor and working class people and communities of color have won. 

“Access to abortion care is central to protecting our bodily autonomy, health care, privacy, and freedom. Anti-abortion legislation is not pro-life: it’s pro-white supremacy and anti-democratic.

“We need to defend our democracy and protect our people. At People’s Action, we’re leading an organizing revival to build a government for us and led by us, the multiracial, poor and working class. This ruling only fuels our righteous rage and determination to fight back.”

Contact: Johanna Kichton,, 202.660.0605


People’s Action builds the power of poor and working people in urban, rural, and suburban areas to win change through issue fights and elections. We are a national network of 38 state and local grassroots power-building organizations in 28 states–united in the work of building a bigger “we.”

Press Contact
Johanna Kichton

(202) 660-0605

About People’s Action

People’s Action is a national network of 38 state and local grassroots, power-building organizations united in fighting for justice. Our organization recently released a vision for a national Homes Guarantee that has already prompted major legislation from champions including U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib. We operate the largest progressive rural organizing project in the country. Prior to endorsing Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, we completed a national forum series that The Nation called “the most in-depth, people-powered forum” of the 2020 cycle.”

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