2019 Abortion Access Bowl-a-thon: Donate or Sign Up Now!

Last year, 26 DSA teams raised $91,425 to help low-income pregnant people access abortion care through the Abortion Access Bowl-A-Thon for the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF). Since then, our membership has surpassed 55,000 members. Our movement has grown in numbers, strength, and dedication, and this year we’re back and ready to raise even more.

The NNAF provides grants and support for people who face economic barriers to receive abortion services. 48% of all pregnant people who seek an abortion fall below the poverty line, and many can’t afford one alone. On average, a surgical abortion at ten weeks costs $450. And barriers put up by the anti-choice movement, like waiting periods and clinic closures, mean more costs. In some parts of the U.S., the total cost of an abortion can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $10,000.

That’s appalling. And it’s why, for several years, our Socialist Feminist Working Group has organized for the Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon. DSA has gone all in to support NNAF’s fundraiser to assist low-income pregnant people access safe, reliable abortion care and support. For DSAers, it’s pretty simple: abortion care is health care, and health care is a right. No one should be denied access.

We’re going to need major help across DSA chapters to beat last year’s record-setting amount of money raised for abortion access. Luckily, this year we already have over 70 DSA teams participating. Collectively, they’ve raised over $90,000.

Check the list below for local DSA teams and links where you can donate!


DSA Chapter

Team Name

Local NNAF Fund Name

Austin DSA (TX)

General Strike

Lilith Fund Austin

Austin DSA (TX)

Abowlish I.C.E.

La Frontera Fund

Austin DSA (TX)

Simone de Bowl-voir

Lilith Fund Austin

Austin DSA (TX)

Bowlderdash

Lilith Fund Austin

Austin DSA (TX)

Red Spare

Lilith Fund Austin

Austin DSA (TX)

The Means of Reproduction

Afiya Center SYS Abortion Fund

Boston DSA (TX)

The Means of Abortion

Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund

Buffalo DSA (NY)

Buffalo DSA

New York Abortion Access Fund

Capital District DSA (NY)

All Communists are Bowlers

North Dakota Women in Need

Cat Caucus (Nationwide)

Cat Caucus

National Network of Abortion Funds

Central NJ DSA (NJ)

The Bowlsheviks

New Jersey Abortion Access fund

Charleston DSA (SC)

Holy City Commies

Carolina Abortion Fund

Chicago DSA (IL)

The Bowletariat

Chicago Abortion Fund

Columbus DSA (OH)

Democratic Bowlcialists

Women Have Options-Ohio

Dog Caucus (Nationwide)

Doggo Union for Missapuppy & Awooobama Abortion Funds

MS Reproductive Freedom Fund/Yellowhammer (AL)

Dog Caucus (Nationwide)

Working Dogs At-Large Caucus

WV Free (West Virginia)

Dog Caucus (Nationwide)

Karl Barx Goodbois

Gateway Women’s Access Fund (Missouri)

DSA Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (OH/KY)

Trash Dove House

Women Have Options Ohio

DSA Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (OH/KY)

Rosa Luxembowlers

Women Have Options Ohio

DSA Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (OH/KY)

The Rovey Waders

Women Have Options Ohio

DSA Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (OH/KY)

Pyotr Kropot-pins

Women Have Options Ohio

DSA Cincinnati (OH)

Love to Spare

Women Have Options Ohio

DSA Cincinnati (OH)

Make Howard Schultz Fertilizer

Women Have Options Ohio

DSA Cincinnati (OH)

Roll v Wade

Women Have Options Ohio

DSA Cincinnati (OH)

Pullman Strikers

Women Have Options Ohio

DSA Cincinnati (OH)

Chocolate Milk Cowboys

Women Have Options Ohio

DSA Cincinnati (OH)

Bowling Alone

Women Have Options Ohio

DSA North Bay (CA)

DSA North Bay Servals

ACCESS Women’s Health Justice

DSA North Texas (TX)

The General Strikers

Texas Equal Access Fund

DSA North Texas — Denton Branch (TX)

Dentoncratic Socialists

Texas Equal Access Fund

DSA San Diego (CA)

DSA San Diego General Strike

National Network of Abortion Funds

DSA San Francisco (CA)

Wildcat Strikers

ACCESS Women’s Heath Justice—Bay Area

East Bay DSA (CA)

Red Menace

ACCESS Women’s Health Justice

Grand Rapids DSA (MI)

RED Lebowlskis

Reclaim’s MI WIN Fund

Huron Valley (MI)

Jacopins

Reclaim’s MI WIN Fund

Los Angeles (CA)

The Bowl-sheviks

ACCESS Women’s Health Justice

Metro DC DSA (DC)

General Strikes

DC Abortion Fund

North Central West Virginia DSA (WV)

The Pepperoni Rollers

WV Free (West Virginia)

North Jersey DSA (NJ)

Stunt Activist Split

New Jersey Abortion Access Fund

Olympia DSA (WA)

Oly Rollers

Northwest Abortion Access Fund

Peninsula Bay DSA (CA)

Girls Just Wanna Have Funding

ACCESS Women’s Health Justice — Bay Area

Peoria DSA (IL)

The Means of Reproduction

Chicago Abortion Fund-Peoria

Peoria DSA (IL)

Bowl v. Wade

Chicago Abortion Fund-Peoria

Piedmont NC DSA (NC)

General Strikes

Carolina Abortion Fund

Pioneer Valley DSA (MA)

Bowlidarity Forever

Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts

Pittsburgh DSA (PA)

Abortions N’at

Western PA Fund for Choice

Portland OR DSA (OR)

Battleship Po-Ten-Pin

Northwest Abortion Access Fund

Red River Valley DSA (MN, ND)

Bowlcialists Strike

North Dakota Women in Need (WIN) Fund

RIT YDSA (NY)

Brick’ by Ben Folds

New York Abortion Access Fund

ROCDSA (Rochester) (NY)

No Cunty for Old Men

New York Abortion Access Fund

ROCDSA (Rochester) (NY)

Marx it Zero Dude

New York Abortion Access Fund

ROCDSA (Rochester) (NY)

Bowl-Ovarian Revolution

New York Abortion Access Fund

ROCDSA (Rochester) (NY)

Bowling Team (Marxist-Leninist)

New York Abortion Access Fund

ROCDSA (Rochester) (NY)

Bowlsheviks

New York Abortion Access Fund

Seattle DSA (WA)

Seattle DSA

Northwest Abortion Access Fund

South Jersey DSA (NJ)

Smash the Pintriarchy

New Jersey Abortion Access Fund

Southern Maine DSA (ME)

Eat the Bowlgeoisie

National Network of Abortion Funds

Southern NH DSA (NH)

Rosa’s Revenge

National Network of Abortion Funds

St. Louis DSA (MO)

The Bowlsheviks

Gateway Women’s Access Fund

Suffolk County DSA (NY)

Suffolk County Democratic Socialists of America

MS Reproductive Freedom Fund/Yellowhammer (AL)

TXST YDSA (TX)

TXST Bowlsheviks

Lilith Fund Austin

UMichigan YDSA (MI)

UMich YDSA

Reclaim’s MI WIN Fund

University of Alabama YDSA (AL)

U of AL YDSA

National Network of Abortion Funds

UNC Chapel Hill YDSA (NC)

ReBOWLution

Carolina Abortion Fund

Worcester DSA (MA)

Polar Bear-iat

Central Massachusetts Jane Fund

 

Bowlshevik Revolution

Lilith Fund — Houston


If your local isn’t on this list, now’s a great time for you to form a team and start fundraising! Click here to find your local fund and bowl-a-thon event, and follow the instructions on their website to create your own team! Have fun picking your pun-tastic socialist bowling team name — you’ll be fundraising alongside the Bowletariat from Chicago DSA, the Metro DC General Strikes, and man’s best comrades, the Karl Barx Goodbois from the DSA Dog Caucus!

Many thanks to everyone who has already started fundraising and made donations to local teams. Red Spare