WE ARE A COLLABORATIVE

Our collaborative is comprised of local reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations that share our vision. Amplify is currently anchored by these seven organizations.

PARTNERS

Supported by the Amplify StafF

Allison Coffman

(she/her)

Director of Amplify

Allison is an Oklahoma native who has spent the last eight years working in the South. Her commitment to reproductive justice was shaped by her upbringing in a family of strong Latina feminists and the desire to join a movement that represents the intersectionality of our lives. Currently, she is the director of AMPLIFY Georgia, working to protect and expand access to abortion care in Georgia through collaborative campaigns, and sits on the Board of Access Reproductive Care-Southeast. Previously, she worked internationally to promote sexual reproductive health and rights and expand access to safe abortion care, served on the board of the Carolina Abortion Fund, and volunteered as a domestic violence advocate.

ROULA ABISAMRA

(she/they)

State Campaign Manager

I call several places home: Georgia where I live and work, Louisiana where I grew up, and the country of Lebanon where my oldest roots are. Supporting people seeking abortion care changed my life and brought me to reproductive justice organizing. Today I support Amplify partners to build campaigns for community power and policy change in Georgia, and proudly maintain a small consulting service for movement organizations and other teams around the country. I try to facilitate groups to do whole-hearted work by weaving their strengths, values, and vision into new strategies and processes.

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Crystal Monds

(she/they)

Communications & Digital Media Coordinator

Crystal Monds is a BlaQueer Southern-born healing practitioner and visual artist whose cultural ties to Creole and Deep South identities inform her work to better serve, center, and nurture gender-marginalized folks in her community. This background is where Crystal’s commitment to reproductive justice is rooted, alongside her racial justice movement work, healing justice lens, being a community mama, and desiring a life of autonomy, deep joy, and integrity for historically devalued folks. Crystal is currently serving as the Communications and Digital Media Coordinator with Amplify, integrating her love for meaningful conversation, impactful aesthetics, and revolutionary change.



Our Purpose

our mission

We bring together reproductive health, rights, and justice (RHRJ) organizations, community leaders, and allies to expand abortion access and advance reproductive justice in Georgia through policy change, culture shift, and education.

our vision

We dream of a Georgia where ALL people can make decisions around their bodies, for their families, and their communities, free from stigma, shame, or state and interpersonal violence. We believe that Georgia can lead and catalyze change throughout the South by expanding access to safe, affordable, and dignified reproductive care, including abortion care. By building power across race, gender, sexuality, class, age, ability, and immigration status, we envision a Georgia where everyone not just survives but thrives.

Our Values

Collaboration

We value collaboration. We are more than the sum of our parts. We can achieve meaningful and lasting change by joining together across identities, organizations, issue areas, and geographies.

Sustainability

We are committed to sustainability. To create lasting change, we must build community members and local organizations’ capacity to lead collective action beyond a single campaign.

Leadership of Those Most Impacted

For our movements to be successful, leadership must come from those most impacted by the problem. In both our programming and internal campaign structures, we continuously ask ourselves, “Who is missing from the table?” and “How can we shift power and leadership to the most marginalized?

Anti-Racist & Pro-Abortion

We are unapologetically anti-racist and pro-abortion. We speak truth to power, illuminating how efforts to control our bodies are rooted in White Supremacy and the Patriarchy.

Radical Love

We believe we must ground our movement work in radical love. Love for ourselves, for each other, and our communities. Love gives us hope and strength. With love, we can model the world we seek to create.

Our History

1976
The Atlanta Feminist Women’s Health Center (FWHC) was founded
1994
WE ARE AMPLIFY GA
The term “reproductive justice” was formalized
1996
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) was founded
2007

SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW was founded

2015

Access Reproductive Care - Southeast (ARC SE) Reproductive Justice NOW was founded

2017
FWHC, NAPAWF, ARC SE, and SPARK RJ Now came together to create Amplify Georgia to protect and expand abortion access at the local level and the first staff member joined to lead the campaign
2021
Amplify Georgia completed their strategic planning process and launched the Georgia Reproductive Justice Agenda
2022
Amplify Georgia changed their name to Amplify Georgia Collaborative to reflect its new purpose and unique model

Our Approach

ABORTION+

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