ACTION ITEM: ACCESS Vote in House – Call TODAY


FOCUS: Access to birth control

GOAL: Have legislators in the MA House vote YES!

DEADLINE: Wednesday, Nov. 8, 10am

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING:

ACCESS (Bill H. 536) is finally being voted on in the House and needs a last minute push of support.

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

If you only have 2 minutes – call your Rep and tell them you want them to vote Yes on ACCESS (Bill H. 536). To find out who your State Representative is, and how to contact them, click here.

If you have 5 minutes check the list of sponsors first, then call your Rep and either say, ‘thank you for being a co-sponsor, I look forward to seeing your Yes vote on the roll call’ or ‘I don’t see your name as a co-sponsor but I hope you’ve changed your mind and that you will be voting yes so that women maintain access to vital options for birth control.

 

ADDITIONAL READING & INFO:

You can read the bill here and also look at the list of people who have already signed on in support, https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/H536/Cosponsor

League of Women Voters Summery of the bill here: https://lwvma.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/S.499.H.536.contraceptive.pdf

LWV Testimony in support of the bill here: https://lwvma.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/S.499-contraception.testimony.final21873.pdf

 

TO REACH YOUR MOCs:

  1. Reach MOCs via the Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121
  2. Look up your elected senators and reps.
  3. Use Faxzero to send free faxes from your computer to your Senator or Congressperson.
  4. Use Resistbot to send faxes to your senators right from your phon.: Text the word “RESIST” to 50409.