This toolkit, created by National LGBTQ Task Force, In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, and the Latina Institute, is for organizations and advocates working on judicial nominations and for fair courts. The toolkit is intended to provide organizations with the resources necessary to frame their engagement and advocacy efforts using an intersectional framework. It includes a background and history of the reproductive justice principles we use to guide our work, our vision for a fair justice system, an introduction to intersectionality as a tool to achieve a fair justice system, and sample resources that represent intersectional advocacy around a specific nominee.
Using intersectionality as both a framework and an advocacy tool has the potential to engage a range of organizations, decision-makers, and the public around a judicial nominee. Ultimately, this framework provides our coalition with the language and tools to express the true gravity of each nominee’s impact on the communities we all serve and increase engagement from advocacy groups and the public. We hope that this framework will build out stronger advocacy around nominees.