The event held at the Massachusetts State House in Boston on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 includes a sexual health fair, speakers who will share their stories of activism, “Lobbying 101” – workshop on activism, and a chance to meet with legislators. This event is sponsored by a long list of organizations at the bottom of the page. To learn more and RSVP you can use Facebook or go this link and scroll to the bottom.
From PP Advocacy fund of MA:
Make your voice heard by joining hundreds of sexual health advocates from across the state for the Sexual Health Lobby Day at the Massachusetts State House in Boston on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Sexual Health Lobby Day is an exciting and meaningful opportunity to meet directly with your elected officials and advocate for access to sexual and reproductive health care.
In today’s uncertain national political climate, we need to ensure that here in Massachusetts sexual and reproductive health care is prioritized, defended, and expanded by our own state legislature. Sign up below!
Please join for some or all of the following activities at the State House in Boston.
Sexual Health Fair: From 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., grab some coffee and meet representatives from the state’s leading sexual health providers and advocacy organizations to learn about opportunities to get involved, take action, and take care of your health.
Raising Our Voices: From 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., hear from activists who will share their stories and mobilize with us to protect sexual and reproductive health care. Stay tuned for more information about the speaking program!
Lobbying 101: From 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., come learn what lobbying is and get all the information and practice you need prior to meeting with your elected officials.
Meetings with Legislators: From approximately 12:00 p.m.– 2:00 p.m., join a group of your peers from your legislative district(s) in meetings with your state legislators and let them know sexual health matters to you! You will have the opportunity to speak directly with your elected officials and their staff to advocate for important legislation to protect and increase access to birth control, comprehensive sex education, and confidential health care.
The State House is in walking distance of the Park Street and Downtown Crossing MBTA stations and parking is available in the nearby Boston Common Garage.
Sexual Health Lobby Day is brought to you by:
Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women
Massachusetts Family Planning Association