Join Us in the Fight for Reproductive Justice
Register for MFP’s Summer 2020 Reading Club
Maine Family Planning’s Summer Reading Club, a partnership with the Maine Humanities Council, is an opportunity for us to deepen our thinking together about abortion and reproductive freedom in order to shatter stigma and build community. Our inaugural Reading Club project will consist of five 90-minute facilitated discussions on selections from Choice Words: Writers on Abortion (Haymarket Books, 2020), edited by award-winning feminist poet and writer Annie Finch. Choice Words is a landmark literary anthology of poems, essays, and stories about the abortion experience that span centuries, continents, and cultures.
Discussions and resource-sharing will take place virtually in June, July, and August 2020. To ensure a rich conversation, we are capping participation at 20 people.
Register by filling out the form below. Contact MFP’s Associate Director of Public Engagement, Cait Vaughan, with questions: email@example.com. We look forward to digging into this material with you!
Advocacy at MFP
MFP’s Associate Director of Public Engagement Cait Vaughan helps Mainers stay connected to opportunities for education, civic participation, and collective action for reproductive health, rights, and justice.
Sign up to join our Action Alert network! We’ll keep you informed about opportunities to testify in public hearings at the state house or call your local representatives about relevant bills, as well as upcoming grassroots actions and public events. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Organizing is one way we put our values into action. Acting collectively and strategically, we can achieve significant cultural and political shifts.
There are lots of ways to get involved:
Partner with us!
Work with us to organize a public forum, presentation, or workshop in your town or with an existing community group. Right now, we are particularly looking for folks willing to host small group or public presentations on MFP’s bold work in the areas of abortion care and improving access. Contact Cait to brainstorm.
Become a trained MFP advocacy volunteer.
We need folks who are willing to give their time and talents on a semi-regular basis to engage in conversations “beyond the choir.” Cait will work one-on-one and in cohorts to provide training and ongoing support as you learn new organizing skills, or brush up on old ones you haven’t used in a while.
Become a storyteller advocate.
Sharing personal stories is one of the most effective ways to shift public opinion and lobby lawmakers. It’s also a powerful method of combating stigma around reproductive health and abortion. Consider if you’d like to share your stories via Letters to the Editor, our MFP blog, and more. We can help raise your voice in whatever ways make you comfortable.
Start something new!
As new supporters join, our efforts evolve with the unique experiences you bring to the work. If there’s something you’re excited about that isn’t listed here, contact Cait to talk.
Cait Vaughan: firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 480-3518.