All* Above All Action Fund is the first reproductive justice effort that builds political power to lift bans that deny abortion coverage.
These days, it feels like there is racist and sexist vitriol is everywhere, including our statehouses, Congress, and White House. It doesn't have to be this way.
Let's imagine the BOLD future we can create together. The All* Above All Action Fund’s vision is to hold elected officials and candidates accountable so that self-determination, dignity, and personal decision-making are not just buzzwords in a campaign cycle but values that drive our legislators and policies.
We believe in the power of women of color, young people, immigrants, and LGBTQ folks - in the streets, at work, and at the ballot box. And our communities deserve a generation of brave leaders who will fight for the rights of the people who put them in office.
Official testimony to the 2020 Democratic Platform Committee Submitted by Renee Bracey Sherman, All Above* All Action Fund
My name is Renee Bracey Sherman and I’m submitting written testimony as a Steering Committee member of All* Above All Action Fund, a political organization committed to building the power of all people of color to lift the bans on abortion coverage.
|July 8, 2020|
Statement: All* Above All Action Fund and Partners Call for Concrete Steps to Achieve True Reproductive and Economic JusticeWASHINGTON, D.C. — Together, All* Above All Action Fund, Jobs With Justice, and One Fair Wage Action Fund are committed to building the political power of women of color, low-income folks, and workers to end abortion coverage bans and achieve true reproductive and economic justice.
|June 17, 2020|
Exclusive: Destiny Lopez Talks About Abortion, The All* Above All Action Fund, & The #ReImagine Campaign
Destiny Lopez is the co-director of the All* Above All Action Fund. The All*Above All Action Fund helps unite individuals and organizations alike to fight abortion bans across the United States. This has become an especially important issue due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as well as the fact that it's an election year in the U.S.
|May 20, 2020|
What exactly is Biden's view on abortion? A look at his less-than-consistent record.
"This is no time to pick and choose on abortion policy. With states in a race to the bottom to ban abortion and a Supreme Court hanging in the balance, we need presidential candidates who are unwavering in their support for our dignity and bodily autonomy," Morgan Hopkins, a spokesperson for the All* Above All Action Fund, an organization committed to abolishing the Hyde Amendment, told Mic in an email."
|March 19, 2020|
Open letter to presidential candidates and consultants, debate moderators, political commentators, and the media."Women are 51 percent of the country's population and 53 percent of the country's voters, yet women's issues have been shockingly absent from the presidential campaign debates thus far ."
|October 14, 2019|
NEW POLLING SHOWS THAT A SIGNIFICANT MAJORITY OF THE AMERICAN ELECTORATE SUPPORTS MEDICAID COVERAGE OF ABORTION SERVICES; SUPPORT IN BATTLEGROUND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS IS EVEN STRONGER."This memo summarizes key findings from an online survey among 1,413 registered voters nationwide and 407 registered voters from 44 battleground congressional districts in 24 states."
|September 26, 2019|
Abortion Rights-and Reproductive Justice-Need Be A Key Issue in the 2020 Presidential Race
How many U.S. presidential debates have you watched where abortion rights were a heavy focus, and the concept of reproductive justice came up? Before last week, I’d say zero, but then we watched as two presidential debates where this issue took center stage.
|July 1, 2019|
Choice Requires Access: Abortion and the Democratic Debate
The 2020 Democratic presidential candidates agree that a woman’s right to reproductive health care, including abortion, is a no-brainer. But without policies that make access to reproductive care possible, that belief does little.
|July 1, 2019|
Joe Biden on Abortion and the Hyde Amendment
For all Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s efforts to focus his campaign on the economy and the middle class, he has been unable to escape his past views on more contentious subjects — particularly abortion, which has become one of the defining issues of the 2020 race.
Where does Biden stand on abortion?
He supports abortion rights — but he hasn’t always. Over his nearly 50-year career, he has swung back and forth, grappling with what he saw as a conflict between abortion rights and his Catholic faith.
|June 28, 2019|
Kirsten Gillibrand:" I will never compromise on women's reproductive freedom"
Presidential Candidate and US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joins Chris Matthews from the spin room to talk about her debate performance, repealing the Hyde Amendment, and dealing with institutional racism.
|June 28, 2019|
Can Roe V. Wade Be Made A Federal Law? Elizabeth Warren Thinks It Should Be
On Wednesday, June 25, a crowded field of candidates gathered on Day One of the 2020 Democratic debate. It was their night to shine — and hopefully break out as a top runner. If you tuned into the event, then you might be wondering: Can Roe V. Wade be made a federal law? Elizabeth Warren thinks it should be.
|June 27, 2019|
Biden's stands on abortion remain a mystery after Hyde flap
"Joe Biden’s recent flip on federal funding for abortions has activists on both sides wondering: What does he believe now when it comes to reproductive rights?
For decades, the former vice president opposed late-term and so-called partial birth abortions, lamenting that one ban enacted in the 1990s did not go far enough. He supported Republican presidents’ prohibitions on funding for groups that promote abortions overseas, and backed legislation that would have allowed states to overturn Roe v. Wade. He even fought unsuccessfully to widen religious groups’ exemptions from the Affordable Care Act’s mandate for birth control coverage.."
|June 21, 2019|
STATEMENT: All* Above All Action Fund Responds to Joe Biden's Support of the Hyde Amendment
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign confirmed to NBC News this morning that the former vice president supports the Hyde Amendment, a federal policy that denies women enrolled in Medicaid insurance c
overage for abortion.”
|June 5, 2019|
The Abortion Awakening
"We are at a turning point," says Destiny Lopez of the group All Above All, which is working to repeal the Hyde Amendment. "It's been a slow, steady drip" restricting abortion access, she adds. "Some people are just waking up to it."
|May 24, 2019|
New Republican abortion bans energize legal, political activism
All* Above All’s Destiny Lopez appears on “ The Rachel Maddow Show”, Friday, May 24, 2019
|May 24, 2019|
Advocacy Groups Reveal ‘Groundbreaking’ Progressive Vision for Reproductive Justice FutureReproductive and social justice advocacy groups released a groundbreaking legislative plan this week spelling out priorities to create a future where sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice doesn’t depend on someone’s identity, age, or income.
|November 13, 2019|
Abortion Rights Are on the Ballot in 3 States This YearWe are just four days out from Election Day and abortion rights are on the ballot again. (Really, when are abortion rights not on the ballot? I honestly can’t remember.) This time around, three states have ballot measures related to abortion access: Alabama, Oregon, and West Virginia
|November 2, 2018|
Here’s What’s at Stake for Latinas in the 2018 Midterm ElectionsThe midterm elections already promise to be historic, with more women of color stepping up to run for office than ever before and long lines at early voting locations that often have low turnout, like Texas. At the halfway point of the Trump presidency, voters are recognizing how much is at stake in this country, and that is especially true for Latinas because health care access, reproductive freedom, and immigrant rights are on the line.
|November 1, 2018|
Black Women Voters Seek To Shake Up MidtermsTwo years into the presidency of Donald Trump – which has seen an onslaught of attacks on health care, reproductive and other rights – the stakes for Black women could not be higher this midterm cycle, according to many observers.
|October 24, 2018|
House Democratic Campaign Arm Open to Anti-Choice Candidates“There is not a litmus test for Democratic candidates,” Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), told The Hill in an interview.
The absence of a litmus test on abortion rights would clear the party’s campaign coffers for candidates to the U.S. House of Representatives who don’t support abortion rights.
DCCC Communications Director Meredith Kelly didn’t say whether that would translate into a proactive effort to court and fund anti-choice candidates seen as electable in red districts."
|July 31, 2017|
Are Democrats Embracing Pro-Life Candidates Now?Rep. Ben Ray Luján told the Hill "There is not a litmus test for Democratic candidates. As we look at candidates across the country, you need to make sure you have candidates that fit the district, that can win in these districts across America." He said Democrats need a "broad coalition" in order to pick up more seats. Which sounds like code for "we don't want to piss anyone off by fighting for abortion rights."
|July 31, 2017|
The Dems Want Women To Vote For Their Candidates — But They Don't Want To Protect Our Rights“There is not a litmus test for Democratic candidates. As we look at candidates across the country, you need to make sure you have candidates that fit the district, that can win in these districts across America,” Ben Ray Luján, the DCCC’s campaign chairman, told The Hill.
|July 31, 2017|
Reproductive Rights Advocates Condemn Dems' Support of Anti-Choice Candidates
Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) confirmed the party's position to The Hill on Monday. He emphasized that the party needs to recruit "a broad coalition" to pick up 24 seats, which would allow Democrats to regain a majority in the House. "
|July 31, 2017|
Washington Post OpEd by All* Above All Action Fund Co-Director Destiny Lopez"Predictably, and without any evidence, some have begun drawing connections between Clinton’s loss and her support of abortion rights, specifically her call to end the Hyde Amendment, the law first passed in 1976 that effectively denies low-income women insurance coverage for abortion. A common thread has emerged: Women’s issues and racial justice — both of which intersect in support of abortion rights — are being positioned as a key vulnerability of today’s Democratic party, rather than part of its core."
|May 10, 2017|
Presidential Candidates Talk Abortion - All* Above All Action Fund RespondsTonight Americans watched the final Presidential debate between Secretary Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The debate included an exchange in which both candidates discussed their respective positions on abortion. Destiny Lopez, Co-Director of the All* Above All Action Fund, issued the following statement in response.
|October 20, 2016|
"Republican leadership is ending the 114th Congress much the way it began, by ignoring widespread public pleas to end the violent policing that killed over a thousand people last year and deciding instead to push for yet more abortion restrictions."
|October 11, 2016|
Women’s Groups Slam ‘Predator’ Donald Trump for Lewd Video"Widely-despised New York City real estate heirs just can’t resist yammering into hot mics. Robert Durst’s got him murder charges; Donald Trump’s might cost him the presidential election."
|October 7, 2016|
5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ROSIE JIMENEZ & THE HYDE AMENDMENT"On October 3, 1977, Rosie Jimenez – a 20-something Latina – became the face of the movement for abortion coverage. It was the same day the Tejana passed away from an unsafe, clandestine abortion, one she was forced to undergo because the recently passed Hyde amendment prevented low-income people from using federal funds to pay for the legal health care service.
“The Hyde amendment was created to take decisions away from poor women, and that includes poor Latinxs,” Destiny Lopez, co-director of All* Above All, a campaign working to lift bans that deny abortion coverage, told us."
|October 7, 2016|
Statement on VP DebateDestiny Lopez, Co-Director of the All* Above All Action Fund, issued the following statement: “Senator Kaine showed that he can be both a man of deep commitment to his faith and someone who respects and supports a woman’s personal decision-making about abortion. In contrast, Governor Pence’s statements and record make clear that he is on board with Donald Trump’s extreme agenda of punishing women who have abortions, including, for example, the Hyde Amendment which pushes women into poverty and forces 1 in 4 poor women seeking abortion to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term."...MORE
|October 4, 2016|
Pro-Choice Groups Call on Lester Holt to #AskAboutAbortionToday, NARAL Pro-Choice America, UltraViolet, All* Above All Action Fund, National Organization for Women, Feminist Majority, and CREDO sent the following letter to Lester Holt in advance of the first presidential debate, encouraging him to #AskAboutAbortion on Monday. The letter is a follow-up to the highly successful, nationwide digital campaign led by NARAL Pro-Choice America during the Democratic primaries to encourage moderators to ask a question about abortion. The campaign reached over 26 million Twitter users.
|September 23, 2016|