On the evening of May 2nd, as HIT Strategies was conducting its monthly focus groups of Democratic voters, a Supreme Court draft opinion on Roe v. Wade was leaked by POLITICO. In it, the Supreme Court essentially argues to overturn Roe and eliminate reproductive rights and access to an abortion for millions of women in America.
The breaking news was incorporated in the focus group of young Democratic voters already in progress. As stated by HIT founding partner Roshni Nedungadi, the feeling in the room turned to anger and participants feeling upset. She further noted that this action would be channeled into a need to organize, vote, and hold Republicans accountable for this decision.