Mon 5/20: Skin in the Game for Everyone! – Part 2 of 2 – How to help – Actions!

#Stop the Bans – Rally tomorrow – Tuesday May 21st! 12pm-1pm. 

  • Sponsor:  Planned Parenthood Central Coast Action Fund.
  • Location: Ventura County Government Center, corner of Victoria and Telephone Rd.
  • Facebook event here.

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Make some signs! Bring flags! Download your own “flipoffian tube” symbol here or here to use wherever, compliments of the artist, Jim Cooke

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Action #1 – Watch these movies – Share with family and friends.

If you haven’t seen the Birthright movie yet, it’s available on hulu, iTunes, Amazon and vimeo OnDemand.

If you’re not old enough to remember what it was like before Roe v. Wade, watch this short film.

Action #2 – Thank your federal legislators for supporting the Women’s Health Protection Act and H.R.1692S.758 – EACH Woman Act

Read this article from Senator Elizabeth Warren.

 

  • The Women’s Health Protection Act would prevent Targeted Regulations on Abortion Providers (TRAP)  laws that functionally limit or remove women’s access to abortion care without technically violating Roe v. Wade. It was originally proposed in 2017 and will be re-introduced this session.
  • The H.R.1692S.758 – EACH Woman Act, would prohibit abortion restrictions on private insurance and prevent discrimination against anyone for income level, type of insurance, perceived race, color, national origin, immigration status, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth, a medical condition relating to pregnancy or childbirth, or sex stereotyping), age, or disability status..
    • Rep-Check for H.R. 1692 here. (Reps. Brownley and Carbajal are cosponsors! Thank them!)
    • Sen-Check for S.758 here. (Sen. Feinstein and Harris are cosponsors. Thank them!)

Call or email – Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want to thank Rep./Sen. for their support of both the Women’s Health Protection Act and  (Rep.) H.R.1692/(Sen.) S.758 – EACH Woman Act.

Contact Information
Rep. Julia Brownley: email, (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
or Rep. Salud Carbajal: email. (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348
Senator Feinstein: emailDC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
and Senator Harris: email, DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884
Who’s my representative/senator?: https://whoismyrepresentative.com

Action #3 – “YES” on SB-24 – Abortion by medication techniques at public university student health centers

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Senator Jackson is a co-author of  SB-24, a bill that allows student health care services clinics on CSU or UC campuses to offer abortion by medication techniques. This allows the over 400,000 female students who may decide they want abortion services to obtain access to that care as easily and as early in pregnancy as possible. The bill was vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown last year. The re-introduced bill has finished in its third reading in the State Senate and upon passage, will then be sent over to the Assembly. It is sponsored by ACCESS Women’s Health Justice, ACT for Women and Girls, ACLU of California, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, NARAL Pro-Choice California, Students United for Reproductive Justice at Berkeley, Women’s Foundation of California/Women’s Policy Institute. 

Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want to thank Senator [___] for her cosponsoring of SB-24 – Public university student health centers – Abortion by medication techniques.

Contacts:
State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (SD-19):
SAC (916) 651-4019, SB (805) 965-0862, OX (805)988-1940 email
Not your people?findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov.

Action #4 – Mark June 20th on your calendar and come help us reach out to voters in Georgia, North Carolina and other state!

We can see the fallout of the corrupted Georgia elections clearly now…We need women’s rights to win at state ballot boxes!

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Indivisible Ventura has signed up to help disenfranchised and inactive voters in GA, North Carolina and other states by signing up with Reclaim our Vote (ROV), a national group working with Black Voters Matter and NAACP. ROV focuses on empowering under-represented voters, particularly in communities of color. We’ll be working on postcards campaigns to help during our Third Thursday group activities – June 20th. ROV is also coordinating text and phone banking campaigns. If you’re not near us, sign up!

Action #5 – Donate where you can!

Donate to the national groups:

Planned Parenthood (we do it in Mike Pence’s name!), NARAL and to the ACLU, who are running the big lawsuits against these bills.

Donate to state groups: 

Donate also to these organizations that are helping women get the reproductive care they need right now, including travel and lodging support.

Multi-State:

  • Access Reproductive Care – Southeast: ARC is a volunteer organization that helps families in 12 states across the southeast access reproductive care.
  • National Network of Abortion Funds: NNAF is a network of more than 80 funds in at least 38 states that seeks to eliminate economic barriers for low-income individuals seeking an abortion.
  • National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum: This group is a  multi-issue community-organizing and policy-advocacy organization that fights for policy changes that would benefit women, transgender, and non-binary Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
  • Split equally between Yellowhammer Fund, Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund and Access Reproductive Care – Southeast here.
  • Steph Herold has got links for advocates in many states here.
  • Dope Girls has links here.

Alabama:

Georgia:

Mississippi:

Kentucky:

Ohio:

  • Preterm
  • Women Have Options: This organization provides financial assistance and support to low-income patients seeking reproductive care, abortion included.
  • ROOTT

Missouri:

  • Gateway Women’s Access Fund: Based in Missouri, Gateway provides both educational and financial support to people in the state who can’t afford the full cost of an abortion.

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