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This time, we talked to national and local organizers about the fight for reproductive freedom and the access to abortion services. First, we chatted with Travis Ballie, a national organizer focusing on the Mid-Atlantic region with NARAL Pro-Choice America. Then, we brought things down to the local level by highlighting the good work done by the DC Abortion Fund (DCAF). Dee Srivastava and Emily Crofoot explain how DCAF helps women in need to afford abortion coverage in the DC area, and why their work is so important to the communities they serve. Stay up to date with DCAF by following them on Facebook and Twitter. In between, we featured the great song “Heir to Nothing” from local band Coup Sauvage & the Snips, who unfortunately held their last show in June. You can still find them on Facebook and Twitter, and can still buy their art on Bandcamp! Call to Action We have two simple calls to action for you this time: Donate to DCAF, and if you’re able set up a recurring donation. The recurring donation helps the group budget and accurately identify the number of abortion service grants they will be able to provide in a given year. They are 100% volunteer run, so every dollar sent their way goes directly into providing care to a woman in need. If you’re looking to get involved in the Virginia elections this summer and fall, NARAL has you covered! Get a head start by joining their monthly action on Tuesday, July 25 to phone bank for Gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam, a strong champion for women’s health and abortion access. You can sign up to volunteer for NARAL Pro-Choice America and follow the NARAL Virginia Chapter at NARALVA.org and on Facebook and Twitter for more updates!