Surge Reproductive Justice works to end reproductive oppression for all people.
Our work intentionally centers Black women, women of color, and queer and trans people of color for a movement that rises from the bottom up.
Doulas For All
Doulas For All is a Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous and People of Color (QTBIPOC) led coalition organizing toward Medicaid reimbursements for birth doulas. During the 2022 Washington State legislative session, the coalition wrote, lobbied, and passed ESHB 1881 - a bill to establish birth doulas as a profession in Washington state, making the reimbursements possible.
Our Words Build Power
This project is a community-centered research process around the structural and individual impacts on QTBIPOC health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic, analyzed through a reproductive justice lens, and focused specifically on documenting our communities' narratives of resistance and resilience in order to inform ongoing local and statewide advocacy and community organizing campaigns.
Black Perinatal Health Campaign
The Black Perinatal Health Campaign came to fruition through a partnership between Black birth workers, Families of Color, and Surge Reproductive Justice. This campaign is an opportunity for Black people to build and strategize as for holistic solutions to supporting our birthing and pregnant people, their families, and the Black birth workers who support them.
The Decriminalize Washington policy table came to fruition through a partnership between QTBIPOC-led organizations comprised of and/or serving sex workers and Surge Reproductive Justice.
The long-term goal of this campaign is to run a bill decriminalizing sex work statewide.
Just Speak is our reproductive justice storytelling and political education series, where we cover topics as diverse as sex positivity, abortion, abolition, the non-profit industrial complex, parenting in social justice movement space, and more.
Resource Mobilizing Program
The Resource Mobilizing program aims to build a shared intersectional analysis through leadership development opportunities paired with redistribution of resources.
You can learn more about becoming a Resource Mobilizer through our "Support Us" webpage.