ALEXIS MCGILL JOHNSON, PLANNED PARENTHOOD ACTION FUND PRESIDENT, TO SPEAK AT THE NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK HOUSE OF JUSTICE THIS SATURDAY IN WAKE OF DRAFT SUPREME COURT OPINION TO OVERTURN ROE V. WADE—
Appearance comes as part of nationwide mobilization against the potential ruling that would take away vital healthcare access for Black and low-income people
New York, NY (Friday, May 6, 2022) – Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Alexis McGill Johnson will speak this Saturday at the National Action Network (NAN) House of Justice in Harlem on the heels of the leaked draft Supreme Court decision that suggests Roe v. Wade will be overturned. The landmark 1973 decision protects a pregnant person’s freedom to have an abortion without excessive government restriction. McGill Johnson will be introduced by NAN Founder and President Rev. Al Sharpton.
Rev. Sharpton and the Black women leadership of NAN condemned the pending decision. “It is yet another reminder that abortion restrictions and bans disproportionately burden Black women, low-income people, and other marginalized members of our community,” they wrote in a May 4 statement.
Civil Rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton, President and Founder of NAN
Alexis McGill Johnson, President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund
National Action Network – House of Justice
106 W. 145th Street at Malcolm X Blvd
May, 7, 2022
Media arrival 9:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m. – Rev. Al Sharpton/McGill Johnson remarks
Watch the livestream at www.nationalactionnetwork.net/ listen in NYC on WLIB 1190 AM/ Watch on Impact Television/View on NAN’s social media
About National Action Network (NAN)
National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender. For more information go to www.nationalactionnetwork.net.