There are 300 bills out there, across the country, that would ban or severely limit access to abortion at a state level, and North Dakotaâ€™s Governor just signed into law a ban on all abortions as early as six weeks.
And I’m talking to you about zumba…why?
Because to fight back, we need to reach a broader base of people, people who donâ€™t consider themselves political, but definitely believe women should have access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare – that includes abortion.
Newspaper articles tell us about these women: they donâ€™t identify with the label â€œpro-choice,â€ but definitely support comprehensive reproductive rights.
These women vote and they are crucial to the protection of our rights.
So how do we reach them?
By going to them! We need to get up and go to them.
We need to involve people where they are, not where we are.
Choice Matters has decided to take on that challengeÂ — of reaching out and involving theÂ pro-choiceÂ public that doesÂ notÂ come out to marches and rallies, and in turn stayÂ under the radar.
Choice Matters isÂ hostingÂ Cardio Dance for Choice with Zumba Fitness,Â on Saturday April 6thÂ at the YWCA in White Plains.
Why?Â Because people really do want to have a fun, andÂ Zumba is the rage across the country, with women of all ages and demographics.
I invite youÂ to look at our facebook pageÂ Cardio Dance for Choice with Zumba Fitness.Â Most of the people registered so far would never think of going to an event to hear a speaker or attend a rally.
We are focusing on where people areÂ and they happen to be doing something thatâ€™s both fun and good for their health. Maybe thatâ€™s the key. After all, isnâ€™tÂ reproductive rights about healthcare and being able to make safe healthy choices?