Session Type(s): Panel
Starts: Saturday, Aug. 12 9:00 AM (Eastern)
Ends: Saturday, Aug. 12 10:15 AM (Eastern)
Room: Grand Hall C
It’s more important than ever to fight for increased access to care and reproductive freedom for women. Donald Trump may say he “cherishes” women and will be the”best” president for women, but his stances on issues affecting women prove otherwise. Trump’s presidency and proposed policies pose a clear and present danger to women—specifically women’s reproductive freedom. Join women’s health experts, activists and public health champions to discuss successful strategies for increasing access to care and reproductive freedom.
Melissa is the founder of Project Springboard a new space to organize defaulted student loan borrowers and parents of future college students to fight for loan forgiveness and free college.
In her career, she led campaigns to work for economic, racial, and gender justice. She elected progressives to office up and down the ticket. She also has strong feelings about tech companies actively empowering hatred in order to make profits.
Reach out to her to talk about student loans or to collaborate on action planning.
Building bridges between tech, activism and healthcare, Somer co-founded the Abortion Access Hackathon. The former president of the National Organization for Women, San Francisco chapter, Somer has worked at the grassroots and legislative level to increase equality of the genders. Somer is using her design background to make democracy look hip, too.