Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Feminist Drinking Club
This entire team was nominated for "the nicknames and the mug shots, of course!"
The Feminist Drinking Club is bowling for Washington State's CAIR Project and has set an ambitious goal of raising $5,000 for abortion access -- that's going to go a long way to helping women in Washington, Idaho, Alaska, and Oregon, the area that this fund covers. Way to go, bowlers!
"We are the Feminist Drinking Club. We are men and women dedicated to libation, community, and a better future for us all. We believe in the CAIR Project, an all-volunteer non-profit organization in the Northwest that supports women at their most vulnerable.
And we're bowling. Bowling for abortion access. We believe that women should have the right to shape their own lives. By donating to the FDC Bowling Team, you are filling a vital health gap by helping women pay for abortion care, emergency contraception, options counseling, child care during abortion procedures, and transportation costs to clinics.
You are supporting our community members when they need us most. Every dollar counts. Either donate what you won't notice missing, or donate all you can spare, or something in the middle. Thank you for being radical and putting your wallet where your heart is!"
That. Is. Awesome.
To read about what it's like to volunteer for the CAIR Project, you can read Jessica Mack's account, "What One Week on an Abortion Fund Hotline Taught Me About the Economics of Stigma," published last year in RH Reality Check:
Every woman I spoke to was extremely stressed out. No one was happy to be calling a financial services helpline (though they were grateful it existed). Not being able to afford something that you need and want is tough. Not being able to afford something you really need is excruciating.
And what is it like to need help with transportation costs to clinics? Read about a woman who lives in Alaska and needed to travel for her abortion. By plane. In "The Waiting Is the Hardest Part," you start to get a keen sense of the distances, the costs, and the reasons that a first-trimester abortion can end up being much more expensive than it needs to be.
So, way to go, FEMINIST DRINKING CLUB! Thank you for going balls out for abortion access!