We started 2022 off strong by holding a press conference that got a lot of media attention. This proves to us that the EACA is going to be a hot topic in this legislative session.
To help raise awareness and ensure that the press is telling the whole story about the EACA, our bill to end health coverage bans for state employees and people who use Medicaid, we held a virtual press briefing on Thursday.
- The Providence Journal put out a piece coming out of the briefing. It included comments from us and the bill sponsors. Check it out.
- THEN, TWPEF’s Tammy Brown was published in The Independent urging action on the EACA. You can read her full commentary here.
- Uprise RI‘s coverage today: “Rhode Island needs to pass the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act – now“
Let us know if you’d like to do your own! One of the myriad of ways you can help is to submit a letter to a local newspaper. We have a toolkit to help folks who want to write one. Email us your interest.
– – – – – – – – – – –
We ALL have a role to play in passing the EACA bill to get rid of harmful bans on health coverage for abortion. We need your help to get this important work done in 2022!
There a lot of different ways to get involved: make calls, send emails, participate in or lead a phonebank, send letters to local papers, write postcards (yes, we are re-launching our successful program), provide written or verbal testimony , attend an artivist event…
… and so many opportunities to make a difference. Find one that works for you. This will help us to help you by sharing details and any supplies you need to make an impact.
We hope to be able to come together safely in-person, but for now we are focusing on efforts that can be done from your home or office. We are also convening a weekly virtual gathering – “Wednesdays with Emma” – where we will share updates and next steps. That weekly meet-up for now will be on Facebook.
Together, we will ensure #Repro4R4All.
– – – – – – – – – – –
Stay tuned this for another email this week about the action to put collective pressure on Governor McKee to include the EACA in the 2023 budget & announcing a free class for activists being offered by our friend, Barbara Holtzman called, “Stress Management Training for Activists.”