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State and Local Elected Leaders Stand Up for Birth-Control Coverage

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Kristin Koch is the deputy director of communications for online advocacy strategies for NARAL Pro-Choice America

The attacks on women's contraceptive coverage in Congress have taken all forms. Anti-contraception politicians have tried to block pro-choice women from the debate. And they have attempted to downplay the challenges women face getting affordable birth control.

Tomorrow, the Senate will vote on the latest attack: giving bosses and insurance companies the ability to deny contraceptive coverage to their employees.

As we fight this attack in the Senate, it's encouraging to see so many elected officials across the country standing up for women's contraceptive coverage. Today, we're releasing a letter in support of the new policy signed by 273 state lawmakers, mayors, city council members, and school board members. These leaders are from Idaho to Texas and from Vermont to Virginia.

This enthusiasm builds on our affiliate-led events throughout the country. Nearly 200 people in Missouri protested last week outside of Rep. Roy Blunt's office to oppose his lead role attacking contraceptive coverage. And South Dakotans even braved a blizzard to show their support for ending copays for prescription birth control.

Who's on this list of pro-contraception state and local leaders? Please check out the letter.

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