Monday, November 30, 2009

Wed, Dec 2: Take Action for Health Care Reform!


Hundreds of feminist, pro-choice activists are convening in Washington on Wednesday, December 2 to take our message directly to the decision-makers: Abortion is health care, STRIP STUPAK/PITTS!

The House of Representatives passed the House version of health care reform with the Stupak/Pitts amendment that guts abortion coverage for millions of women in the US. Stupak/Pitts not only restricts federal funds for abortion, but also restricts the type of coverage a woman could purchase with her own money!
We need your help! Millions of women across the country are at risk of losing abortion access and affordability at the hands of a few.
Looking for more details about how to make a difference on Stupak/Pitts and Health Care Reform? We're hosting a conference call this Monday to clarify what the Stupak/Pitts amendment does, opportunities for influencing the final bill, and easy suggestions for campus action! Please RSVP to join us!
Join us in DC on Dec. 2 for an Emergency Rally and Capitol Hill Visit Day! Make appointments with your legislators and demand they stand up for safe, legal, and accessible abortion! Then, between your meetings, join the rally from 11:30 - 1:00pm on Capitol Hill.
If DC isn't an option for you, take action where you are! Schedule a visit in the local offices of your congresspeople (especially when they're home during the week of Thanksgiving). Organize a campus call-in day and flood the phone lines of the Members' district and national offices. Write an op-ed. Hold your own rally. Circulate a petition and flood the fax lines while you're at it! Make your voice heard!
Women's rights and lives are not negotiating tools, and we will not stand for this!

In solidarity,

Wendy Matheny
Campus Program Director

P.S. If you're in the Los Angeles area, join us for a Stop Stupak Phone Bank at the FMF's Los Angeles Headquarters the evening of Dec. 1 and all day Dec. 2. For more information, email Allie at or call 1-866-471-FMLA.

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