Wednesday, April 17 - Keep IL Pro Choice / Give Your Choice a Voice / Paris Climate Agreement Bill
Actions You Can Take Today
Action 1: Tell your Illinois representative to support Reproductive Health Act
Action 2: Give Your Choice a Voice event on Wednesday, April 24 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Den Theatre (1331 N Milwaukee Ave.)
Action 3: Tell your MoC to Support HR 9 to keep the U.S. in the Paris Climate Agreement
Action 1: Tell Your IL Rep to Support the Reproductive Health Act
All across the country the radical anti-choice minority is passing extreme laws meant to do two things. First, make abortion illegal in their state. Second, overturn Roe v. Wade. There are already a dozen cases making their way to the Supreme Court and it’s only a matter of time before Roe v. Wade is overturned.
What makes this worse, is that despite electing the biggest pro-choice majority in Illinois in 2018, some Illinois representatives are refusing to protect the women of Illinois by passing the Reproductive Health Act. If the RHA doesn’t pass, here is what will happen the day after Roe falls:
A woman’s husband would have to give written consent before she could get an abortion.
Women would have to go in front of committees of doctors to get permission to have an abortion.
Certain types of birth control, like the IUD, would become illegal.
Forced waiting periods would be placed upon women who seek abortive care.
Doctors will be required to provide medically inaccurate information to patients.
Reproductive assistance like in vitro fertilization would be banned.
Women who get an abortion would have no legal right to confidentiality.
Doctors will face criminal penalties.
Private insurance companies can deny you coverage for an abortion and birth control.
The RHA is the only thing that can prevent these things from happening right here in Illinois. Tell your rep to help pass it today!
Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I'm calling to ask [REP] to support the Reproductive Health Act. It is vitally important that we pass the RHA to protect a woman’s right to choose in the event that Roe v. Wade is overturned. Will [REP] support this bill to guarantee abortion access for Illinois women?
Action via Indivisible Illinois
Action 2: Give Your Choice a Voice on 4/24
Join the Chicago Chapter of the National Organization for Women for an intimate open mic night that highlights stories surrounding choice and bodily autonomy. Performers will have the opportunity to perform through any artistic medium that speaks to them including story telling, spoken word, music, stand up, etc.
If you are interested in sharing your story as a performer, please fill out this form.
Action via Chicago NOW
Action 3: Tell Your Rep to Support the Paris Climate Agreement
In July 2017, Trump announced his plan to formally withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement in 2020. With seven in ten Americans supportive of the US remaining in the Paris Agreement, Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL) has introduced H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act. The bill would require the US to remain in the Paris Agreement and require the president to develop a plan to achieve Agreement benchmarks. It would also prohibit the use of federal funds to advance US withdrawal from the agreement.
Call your reps today and urge they support H.R. 9.
Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I'm calling in support of H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act. The Paris Climate Agreement is an important step toward addressing the global threat of climate change, the US must continue to participate in this international effort. Thank you.
Action and script via 5calls.org