We’re Reshma Saujani and Sahar Afrakhan. We believe choice is a prerequisite for freedom.
On June 24th, the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, erasing 50 years of progress in an instant. Abortion will likely be banned in 26 states to the fullest extent.
ChoiceDAO was launched in response to the overturning of Roe.
We’re a global community of activists and Web3 enthusiasts. We’re bringing nonprofits and bottoms-up grassroots organizing into Web3 to complement and supercharge existing efforts in reproductive healthcare.
Our first Mission is to raise over $1M in 26 days for frontline organizations fighting for access to reproductive healthcare (not: lobbyists, massive foundations, politicians).
Though, focusing on pure capital discounts the community — which in many ways is more powerful than money.
We know this is a decade long fight and we know also that to win, we are going to have to activate new people and new ideas.
People are outraged by the infringement on reproductive rights. They want to get engaged but are not sure what to do. Yes, a person can donate, they can vote, they can tweet, but ultimately people want to participate in bringing about change. The DAO structure incentivizes participation, and through that, a community can quickly and meaningfully assist the fight for reproductive rights — or any other initiative — at global scale. We want Web3 to be a galvanizing force in the social movement space.
Reshma: I’m the Founder of Girls Who Code and the Founder and CEO of Marshall Plan for Moms, a movement to center mothers in our economic recovery and value our labor by advocating for policies that support moms.
As the first Indian American woman to run for US Congress, I’ve spent more than a decade building movements to fight for women and girls’ economic empowerment, working to close the gender gap in the tech sector, and most recently advocating for policies to support moms impacted by the pandemic.
I currently live in New York City with my husband, Nihal, our sons, Shaan and Sai, and our bulldog, Stanley.
Sahar: I was part of the early team over @ Superhuman, and helped build our product and onboarding arms out. We built tools to empower people to be their best and most productive selves. I grew up in the office of a nonprofit, and witnessed the power of grassroots organizing and activism firsthand. I created a model for Foundations across the country to engage their youth in the grantmaking process, and organized an annual conference to continue the conversation around that engagement. As part of the upcoming generation of activists, I believe we need to change our approach — involve people globally — and am excited about the potential that technology is unlocking!
Ask us anything about Web3, DAOs (decentralized autonomous organizations), ChoiceDAO, our journeys, product, or anything else!