Today, Vice President Kamala Harris convened 75 student leaders at the White House from colleges and universities across 33 states to discuss the fight to protect reproductive rights.
During the conversation, the student leaders spoke about reproductive health care access on their college and university campuses, and they shared stories about how students are organizing in their communities following the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The student leaders highlighted how young people are mobilizing to oppose restrictive abortion laws, and how these laws are creating confusion for individuals seeking reproductive health services.  They discussed the intersection of attacks on abortion access and attacks on voting rights and LGBTQI+ rights – noting the importance of building coalitions to defend rights and freedoms.
The Vice President and student leaders spoke about supporting survivors of sexual violence on college campuses and making it easier for individuals to receive health care free from stigma. The participants raised concerns about access to contraception on campus and the ability to travel out-of-state if necessary to receive reproductive care. The Vice President applauded the student leaders for their work and encouraged them to continue fighting for reproductive freedom.
The Vice President has brought together leaders from across the nation who are on the frontlines fighting to protect reproductive health care and abortion access. This month, the Vice President has traveled to Connecticut and Texas to participate in conversations with reproductive rights leaders, and she chaired the Second Meeting of the Interagency Task Force on Reproductive Healthcare Access at the White House. Since May, she has held more than 20 convenings and met with 180+ state legislators from 18 states to discuss protecting reproductive rights. The Vice President has also convened health care providers, constitutional law experts, faith leaders, state attorneys general, disability rights leaders, higher education leaders, students, and advocates.
Colleges and Universities Represented

  1. Agnes Scott College
  2. Alabama A&M University
  3. American University
  4. Arkansas Tech University
  5. Benedict College
  6. Brown University
  7. Carthage College
  8. Central Piedmont Community College
  9. Columbia University
  10. CSU Dominguez Hills
  11. CUNY New York City College of Technology
  12. Dartmouth College
  13. Depauw University
  14. Dickinson College
  15. East Tennessee State University
  16. Emmanuel College
  17. Florida International University (FIU)
  18. Florida State University
  19. Fort Lewis College
  20. George Washington University
  21. Georgetown University
  22. Gettysburg College
  23. Governors State University
  24. Harris-Stowe State University
  25. Harvard College
  26. Howard University
  27. Ivy Tech Community College
  28. Kent State University
  29. Lincoln University-Pennsylvania
  30. Michigan State University
  31. New Jersey City University
  32. Northeast Community College
  33. Northeastern University
  34. Oberlin College
  35. Occidental College
  36. Reed College
  37. Smith College
  38. Sonoma State University
  39. Spelman College
  40. St. Olaf College
  41. St. Philip’s Community College
  42. Tennessee State University
  43. Texas A&M University
  44. The State University of New York at Binghamton
  45. Tufts University
  46. University of California, Berkeley
  47. University of California, Davis
  48. University of California, Riverside
  49. University of Albany
  50. University of Arizona
  51. University of Birmingham
  52. University of Cincinnati
  53. University of Idaho
  54. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  55. University of Maryland
  56. University of Nevada Las Vegas
  57. University of Nevada Reno
  58. University of North Carolina
  59. University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  60. University of Pittsburgh
  61. University of Richmond
  62. University of Rochester
  63. Virginia Commonwealth University
  64. Washington University in St. Louis
  65. Winona State University
  66. Xavier University of Louisiana


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