You already know that these are scary time for those of us that support reproductive freedom and basic commonsense measures like preventative health care for low-income women. But did you know that the NC Legislature has actually introduced 12 anti-choice bills this session? Read about the “Dirty Dozen.”
A couple of “highlights” will sound familiar. The “special provision” to defund Planned Parenthood from the House budget was introduced in an identical form in the NC Senate budget this week. Catch up on what those shenanigans would mean here and here. You’ll also recall HB 854– best known these days as the “Women Know Nothing” bill– that requires state-scripted “counseling” and mandatory delays for women seeking abortion care in North Carolina.
Conscientious activists that you are we know that you are just as outraged by these attacks on women’s health as we are! That’s why we’re hosting a Day of Action for Women’s Health this week, Wednesday, June 1!
No matter where you live or how much time you have there are ways you can help! Join us and Stand for Women’s Health on June 1st and beyond!
How can I help?
1) Volunteer to pick up the phone! We’re holding a marathon phone bank in Raleigh from 10:00am-8:00pm to get constituents across the state on the phones and calling their legislators to express their outrage that the state is prioritizing restricting access to reproductive health care rather than focusing on creating jobs and improving the economy! Do your part by signing up for a two-hour shift. Email email@example.com to RSVP and for more details. Snacks, drinks and meals will be provided!
2) Rally for Women’s Health! We’ll take a break from phone banking from 12:00-2:00pm to hold a HOT PINK demonstration in support of women’s health at the NC Legislature! Join us at 1:00pm on the Halifax Mall—that’s the grassy area behind the Legislative Building (16 W. Jones St.). We’ll provide the t-shirts and signs, all you have to do is show up! Check out a map of downtown parking here.
3) Contact your Legislators! We’ll send out an email alert to make it easy for you to let your legislators know that their constituents want them to stand up for women’s health! Make sure you receive that email by signing up here and make sure you take action on the email you’ll receive tomorrow!
4) Donate your status! “Like” us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ppcnc) and “follow” us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/ppcnc) to donate your status in support of women’s health. Then stand in solidarity and help us get the word out by changing your profile picture in support of the Day of Action!
Yes, these are scary times but together we can make a difference! The Day of Action is tomorrow so sign-up to volunteer and tell your friends! It’s never been more important that we stand together and FIGHT!