At 6pm today, in Dey 306, the political action committee (PAC) of UNC-CH Feminist Students United (FSU) will be meeting to discuss recent Congressional measures aimed at eliminating funding for federal, state, and local organizations that promote access and affordability of healthcare, family-planning, and survivors’ services.
Members of the community invited to the meeting will include social justice workers, students, and members of the general public concerned by the recent series of new legislation.
The meeting will focus primarily on new measures passed by the US House of Representatives to eliminate funding to Planned Parenthood locally and nationally, as well as measures designed to redefine rape.
At present, FSU does not have a specific plan to address these new measures, and today’s meeting is intended generate community-crafted ideas and solicit advice and information about appropriate responses.
But, by having committed and passionate people in the room together, and by raising community awareness of these measures, FSU and other women’s advocacy agencies can come up with strategies to push back against harmful policies that are threatening funding which helps protect the lives and well-being of millions.