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Reproductive Justice Action Milwaukee (RJA-M)

Website:

linktr.ee/reproductivejusticeactionmke

Location:

Milwaukee, WI

Formation:

2022

Type:

Pro-Abortion Group

Reproductive Justice Action Milwaukee (RJA-M) is a pro-abortion activist group that leads protests against abortion restrictions in and around Milwaukee, Wisconsin. RJA-M was founded as an affiliate of the Milwaukee Aliant Against Racist and Political Repression, and has co-sponsored events with Students for a Democratic Society. [1]

Founding and History

Reproductive Justice Action Milwaukee (RJA-M) was founded in July 2022 in response to the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization [2] that overturned Roe v. Wade, which had limited state’s powers to regulate or ban abortion. [3]

Activism

In August 2022, Reproductive Justice Action Milwaukee led a protest outside of the home of Milwaukee County Supervisor Shawn Rolland. Rolland, a pro-abortion-access member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, had voted against a proposal which would have subjected Wisconsin’s abortion restrictions to an advisory ballot referendum. [4]

The following month, RJA-M marched with Students for a Democratic Society at University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, calling for Milwaukee to be made an “abortion sanctuary.” [5]

References

  1. “Reproductive Justice Action Milwaukee: Pickets County Supervisor for voting against abortion referendum.” WisPolitics. August 15, 2022. https://www.wispolitics.com/2022/reproductive-justice-action-milwaukee-pickets-county-supervisor-for-voting-against-abortion-referendum ^
  2. Reproductive Justice Action Milwaukee. 2022. “Reproductive Justice Action Milwaukee Facebook Page.” Facebook, October 4, 2022. https://www.facebook.com/rjammke/ ^
  3. Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Cornell Law School. June 24, 2022. https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/19-1392 ^
  4. “Reproductive Justice Action Milwaukee: Pickets County Supervisor for voting against abortion referendum.” WisPolitics. August 15, 2022. https://www.wispolitics.com/2022/reproductive-justice-action-milwaukee-pickets-county-supervisor-for-voting-against-abortion-referendum ^
  5.  “Reproductive Justice Action-Milwaukee, Students for a Democratic Society and others: March to make Milwaukee an abortion sanctuary.” WisPolitics. September 9, 2022. https://www.wispolitics.com/2022/reproductive-justice-action-milwaukee-students-for-a-democratic-society-and-others-march-to-make-milwaukee-an-abortion-sanctuary ^
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Reproductive Justice Action Milwaukee (RJA-M)


Milwaukee, WI