Erin Matson and Pamela Merritt are the co-founders and co-directors of Reproaction, a new direct action group working to increase access to abortion and advance reproductive justice. They offer unique and bold voices to hold American leaders accountable for attacks on access to reproductive health.
Erin Matson is co-founder and co-director of Reproaction, a national group using bold action to increase access to abortion and advance reproductive justice. A nationally sought speaker, Erin has appeared frequently on television, including MSNBC, CSPAN, Al-Jazeera English, ABC World News, BBC World News, and PBS’ To The Contrary. Prior to Reproaction, Erin served as action vice president for the National Organization for Women, and at age 23 she was elected to be the youngest NOW state president in the country. She also served as an editor at large for Rewire. Her writings have appeared in a variety of publications, including Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, Talking Points Memo, and three books. From her first state of Minnesota to her current state of Virginia to the national stage, Erin has always taken a provocative, leading role in demanding public officials do right for reproductive rights as well as for women, and organizing the power to make that happen. Erin currently serves on the NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Foundation board of directors, writes on her personal blog at www.erintothemax.com, and is on Twitter @erintothemax.
Pamela Merritt is a longtime writer, progressive activist, and blogger at AngryBlackBitch.com. Her site was named one of the world’s 50 most powerful blogs by The Guardian in 2008. A featured contributor on National Public Radio (NPR), her writing has also been published in the Chicago Sun-Times, the Guardian UK, Rolling Stone and Salon. She is a member of the Women’s Health Leadership Network at the Center for American Progress and a founding member of the Trust Black Women Partnership. She served as the online manager for the Mississippians for Healthy Families campaign that successfully defeated an initiative for a statewide personhood amendment in 2011. In addition to her personal blog, Merritt is a contributor to Rewire News.