Results tagged “Capitol Hill” from Blog for Choice
In case you haven't heard, this week the U.S. Senate took a huge step forward for women in the military when they adopted a provision sponsored by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) as part of the FY'13 Department of Defense authorization bill (DoD).
We're grateful that the Senate stood with rape survivors in the military. But now the bill will be conferenced with the version the U.S. House of Representatives passed in May that does not include the same language. That means it's up to House Speaker John Boehner to do the right thing for servicewomen -- and ensure that the provision lifting the ban stays in the final bill.
We asked you, our supporters, to send a strong message to Speaker Boehner and other anti-choice members of Congress to put the needs of sexual assault survivors in the military before their anti-choice agenda.
More than 26,000 activists signed our petition in just three days!
We took those signatures up to Capitol Hill today and delivered them directly to Speaker Boehner's office to let him know that denying reproductive-health care to servicewomen who are rape survivors is just plain wrong.
Thank you, to everyone who contributed to this petition!
After a weekend getting fired up to STOP the War on Women, NARAL Pro-Choice America's state affiliates went to Capitol Hill yesterday to meet with members of Congress from their states. They visited nearly 50 offices in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives!
They thanked Rep. Chu for being one of the leading voices against the War on Women. They also had the chance to talk with her about the dangers of anti-choice "crisis pregnancy centers" (CPCs) that mislead and deceive women.
And today, Rep. Chu signed on as a cosponsor to the Stop Deceptive Advertising for Women's Services Act!
This bill would stop CPCs from using false or misleading advertising to lure women into their storefront operations.
This kind of pro-choice visibility adds to our day-to-day communication with our allies on the Hill. We have channeled more than 550,000 messages to Congress opposing the War on Women--so lawmakers know the NARAL family has backup.
It's also important that our allies know we're holding Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his anti-choice cohorts in the House leadership accountable. These politicians claim to want less government interference in our lives, but it seems what they really want is government that's just small enough to fit in your bedroom or inside your medicine cabinet.
Kudos to our state affiliates for meeting with senators and representatives from their states.
- Call the Capitol switchboard at 443-503-4917. Tell them where you're from and ask to speak with your representative.
- Tell the staff person who answers the phone that you're a constituent, and say:
As a constituent, I urge you to stop the War on Women by voting against H.R.3, H.R.358, and attacks on family planning.
- Then, tell your friends - and find out how you can spread the word about the War on Women.
The language published today reaffirms the principles of protecting the doctor-patient relationship by repealing the most onerous and intrusive parts of Bush's last-minute refusal rule. As the Obama administration seeks to protect women's access to birth control, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are preparing to vote for a bill that would eliminate funding for family-planning services nationwide. This is yet another example of why elections matter. When we elect people who value women's health and privacy, women win.