Call to Action: Sexual Health Lobby Day

czz6dwbuuaac5atThe 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:

AAUW–Massachusetts

AIDS Action Committee

American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts

Asian-American Women’s Political Initiative

BAGLY Inc.

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

Catholics for Choice

Cambridge Health Alliance – Sexual and Reproductive Health Program

Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund

Fenway Health

GLAD: GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders

Greater Boston PFLAG

Health Care For All

Health Quarters

Ibis Reproductive Health

Jane Doe Inc.

Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action

League of Women Voters

Mass NOW

Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy

Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth

Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

Massachusetts Family Planning Association

Massachusetts Public Health Association

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition

MassEquality

Moishe Kavod House

NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts

National Association of Social Workers – MA

National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF)

Our Bodies, Ourselves

Partners in Sex Education

Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts

Pleasure Pie

Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center

Tapestry Health

Tufts Medical Students for Choice

Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts

YWCA Central Massachusetts

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