When the leaked Supreme Court draft decision alerted us that the extreme right-wing members of the Court are about to gut our Constitutional right to abortion by overturning Roe vs. Wade, the reaction from women around the country was immediate.
The next day, on Tuesday, May 3rd, I joined my fellow members of East End Action Network (EEAN) at a protest in front of the courthouse in Riverhead. We hadn’t been together for a rally in a very long time.
EEAN was a co-sponsor of the protest. Our founder, Rebecca Dolber, seen in the photo holding her two children, is quoted in a local newspaper, The East Hampton Star, about the importance of standing up for reproductive rights. “ ‘We’re going to keep showing up and giving people other opportunities to show up,’ Ms. Dolber said. Speaking out is ‘important right now if you believe in a woman’s right to choose, families’ right to choose, if you believe in personal autonomy. Even if you’re not a political person, we need you right now.’ “ … [more]

 

SHDEMS member Barbara Weber-Floyd is an experienced journalist and the author of The Resistance and Me: An Insider’s Account of the Two-Year Mission to Stop the Trump Agenda and Take Back the House.  A unique work of history, it chronicles the rise of the anti-Trump Resistance by introducing the reader to the amazing women of the SHDEMS and the grassroots who powered this movement in our district. Barbara continues to cover how politics and the issues of the day impact our district through her blog, www.theresistanceandme.com.  She is also working on a second book about the women of the Resistance and how, despite the constraints of the pandemic, they helped elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the 2020 presidential election.