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April 17th, 2015
On April 14th and April 15th, NNAF staff members participated in what is being hailed as one of the largest-ever mobilizations of U.S. workers seeking higher pay and fair treatment.
In Boston, MA and Madison, WI, NNAF national office staff members marched in solidarity with low-wage workers, demanding that those who work in sectors such as fast food, retail, child care, homecare, transportation, and higher education be afforded a $15 minimum wage and the right to unionize.
NNAF stands by low-wage workers in this fight because we know that union support and fair living wages will bring individuals and families one step closer to creating the life they envision for themselves.
Categories: economic justice
April 14th, 2015
Our page of the week is Amanda W, bowling for the first time in Austin for the Lilith Fund! Amanda has been holding it down in Houston, and her page still shows that H-Town love with none other than the Queen Bey. Amanda's captaining the Bey Hive or Be Gone team, and reminds us all who runs the world around here. Show her some love here!
To check out past winners and nominate a page of the week, click here. Every week we will showcase a new winner!
April 7th, 2015
Our page of the week is celebrating Louisville's clinic escort team Persephone's Pin Pounders, bowling for Kentucky Support Network. When anti-choice protesters began calling one of these escorts "Persephone, Queen of Hell," this team didn't back down. Now they're nominated "because they've taken all the anti-choice trash talk they put up with daily when escorting outside our local clinic, and embraced it to create their bowling team! Their page is even complete with punny pics, and a lovely rendering of one team member as Persephone, Queen of Hell herself! Talk about turning negativity into positivity, eh? Our clinic escorts are MAGIC."
April 1st, 2015
We're deeply appreciative to Stephanie Poggi for her last twelve years of dedication and vision as Executive Director of the National Network of Abortion Funds. Under her leadership, we've been a continued force for reproductive justice. We've expanded our network of members, supporting new Funds and the growth of established Funds. We're a leading voice of advocacy for those most harmed by abortion funding bans.
NNAF is a stronger organization for the years of service Stephanie has contributed to our cause.
March 31st, 2015
We're hitting the Deep South for this week's Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week! Deep South Wonder Woman is bowling for the Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund, one of our newest Funds created to help ease the immense burden for those trying to get an abortion in Mississippi, where there's only one clinic in the state. This page was nominated with the following message: "This woman is a POWERHOUSE for reproductive justice in Mississippi! So proud to know and support her work.
March 24th, 2015
This week, we've got Emily C. on deck as the #bowl15 Page of the Week! Emily is Drunk in Love with Abortion Acce$$, and she's racking up her balls to shoot pool for the DC Abortion Fund. she was nominated because her "expert use of gifs as both communication and artform are inspiration to all of us!" You don't want to miss this high energy fun-fest. Check it out, and give generously to this week's special page!
March 17th, 2015
Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Cervixei Lannister of The Rains of Castamere Dollar Our Way for Lilith Fund - Rio Grande Valley!
This week, we're celebrating Cervixei Lannister of The Rains of Castamere Dollar Our Way, bowling for the Lilith Fund in the Rio Grande Valley! Cervixei is the alter-ego of a South Texan clinic escort, fundraiser, educator, and all around reproductive justice superstar.
March 10th, 2015
March 9th, 2015
On May 1, Yamani Hernandez will join the National Network of Abortion Funds as Executive Director. NNAF mobilizes its base of nearly 100 member abortion funds to eliminate economic barriers to abortion for low-income women, women of color, girls, and transgender and gender non-conforming people across the United States.
March 3rd, 2015
The Left Sharks were nominated for gif-fing their way to abortion funding because "It's sharks, come on." The Left Sharks are bowling in Houston with one of Lilith Fund's 5 events. Like they say, "if you mess with Texas, you get the sharks."