Stop Stupak National Day of ActionDecember 01, 2009
FROM THE AAUW ACTION NETWORK:
On Wednesday, December 2, AAUW and coalition partners will join forces for a National Day of Action to protest the Stupak amendment, anti-choice legislation that would jeopardize women’s access to complete and safe reproductive health care coverage. Join us in Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress and rally on Capitol Hill to protect women’s reproductive rights as negotiations over health care coverage move forward.
The Stupak amendment, which greatly limits women’s access to reproductive health care and was included in the House-passed health reform bill, is the biggest attempt to effectively ban abortion services in years. Similar amendments are already in the works in the Senate. Now is the time to make your voice heard to ensure that language like the Stupak amendment is not included in the Senate bill or the final conference bill.
While federal law currently bans the use of federal funds to cover abortion services, the Stupak amendment would effectively force private insurance companies to eliminate abortion coverage for all members, instituting what amounts to a domestic gag rule. Millions of women, including those in private plans, would lose the coverage they currently have. Tell Congress that health care reform should not come at the cost of women’s reproductive health.
Take Action! Join AAUW in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Dec. 2 for the National Day of Action. If you can participate, please fill out our online form and let us know you’ll be joining us. AAUW will assist you in setting up meetings with your senators. If you’re not able to make it to D.C. but are interested in participating in a local event, let us know; we’ll do our best to inform you of events in your area.
Stop Stupak National Day of Action Details and Tentative Schedule:
Who: AAUW and coalition partnersWhere: Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.When: Wednesday, Dec. 2, 9:30am – 5:30pmTentative Schedule: 9 – 9:30am: Lobby training9:30 – 10:30am: Lobby briefing10:30 – 12pm: Lobby visits (AAUW can assist in scheduling visits)12 – 2pm: Rally on Capitol Hill2 – 4:30pm: Lobby visits (AAUW can assist in scheduling visits)4:30 – 5:30pm: Closing event