After the Dobbs decision overturned Roe vs. Wade, and took away the constitutional right to abortion, the battle for abortion access moved to the state governments.
At Choice Tracker, we're helping pro-choice Americans engage with their legislatures by breaking down bills, tracking the actions and positions of lawmakers, and motivating people to act.
There is a steep learning curve to tracking and understanding bills that are introduced in the state legislature. This information can be difficult to find, the implications hard to understand, and the legal language complicated to parse.
Infographics, videos, and web tools (coming soon!) help constituents stay up-to-date and knowledgeable.
We firmly believe that education and understanding is the first step to activism.
State Legislators do not get constant press attention. The votes they take aren't publicized, and statements they make are often hidden deep in social media timelines.
We're pulling publicly available information and putting it in one place (and linking to sources) so that constituents can easily understand exactly where their representatives fall.
This context is essential to engaging with legislators in a meaningful way.
All of this knowledge serves as a foundation for the actions that will protect and expand abortion access.
As bills come up for votes, we digitally organize to give users the tools they need to have meaningful conversations with the lawmakers that represent them, including contact information, talking points, and a forum to share the outcome of the conversation.
In the election seasons, we adjust our focus to include the importance of voting for pro-choice legislators - helping voters decide between candidates, and motivating them to vote accordingly.
With abortion rights now decided by individual states, state governments and the lawmakers within them have more power than ever. Helping Americans engage with their state legislative process is an important way for us to protect and expand abortion access throughout the country.
In 2023, we hope to expand to additional states, build a more robust database of bills, and educate and organize against ballot initiatives that will limit abortion rights across the country.