Like many nonprofits, Our Justice has been challenged by a persistent gap between our funding and the pressing need for the services we provide. As a result, Our Justice must change.
As of this summer, Our Justice has made the transition to a Board and volunteer-led organization. We are confident we can remain strong under this new model, because we began more than fifty years ago as an abortion assistance fund run by passionate volunteers. We will conduct our critical work both out in the communities we serve as well as through virtual spaces.
Our Justice is committed to remaining strong and vibrant. We are making these significant and difficult changes so our Abortion Assistance Fund can continue and thrive. These changes will ensure that more of the dollars you donate to Our Justice can go directly to the abortion assistance fund.
As we make this transition, we thank our driven volunteers, committed reproductive justice advocates, and passionate staff. We particularly thank Karen Law, Arie Kroeger, and Niki Rohlfsen for all they have done for and given to Our Justice. We are also buoyed by our hundreds of dedicated donors, whose numbers and depth of commitment have grown exponentially over the last few years.
Our Justice is not going away. Our Abortion Assistance Fund is open and funding people seeking abortion care. We will be at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair, so watch your email for volunteer opportunities. We will hold our annual breakfast celebration in September 2018, and our 2019 Bowl-a-Thon will rock!
Please recommit to Our Justice at this important transition by making a fiscal year-end donation before June 30, 2018. With your ongoing support, we can continue increasing access to abortion care and reducing abortion stigma. Consider making a donation today.
Thank you for your generosity and solidarity.
Katie Barrett Wiik, Our Justice Board Chair
Our Justice Board Members Elisabeth Pletcher, Kathryn Glessing, Jane M. Skogstrom, Amy Johnson