Episode 36 Action Items

Outraged that the State Department is leaving out vital information on reproductive health and rights in their annual Human Rights Reports but don’t know what to do? We’ve got you covered!

Call your Congressional members! While 127 House members and 31 senators are in support of the Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights Act, you can persuade more! Send letters, faxes, emails, or contact the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121! Send thank you’s to repro champions on the Hill, as well!

Brush up on information regarding the State Department’s deletion of relevant reproductive rights information in Oxfam’s Sins of Omission report here!

Research and find more information on the Reproductive Rights are Human Rights Act in the House and Senate!

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Episode 35 Action Items

First and foremost, make sure to follow the Guttmacher Institute on Facebook and Twitter!

To protect abortion access, you can get involved on any level! Talk to your friends about the importance of abortion access, get involved in your community, work with an abortion fund, work with an abortion travel fund, and work with your state legislature or national legislature!

Know that if you’re working on the local level, you’re making a difference on the national level, and vice-versa.

Find more information on the Each Woman Act here and the Woman’s Health Protection Act here.

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Episode 34 Action Items

We’ve heard all about the sexual and reproductive health and rights advancement New York State has made, and what kind of progress PPNYC would like to continue to see for their state. But what about your state?

First of all, you can follow PPNYC on Twitter and Facebook and stay up to date on the work they do.

Make sure to vote!

If you are more politically active, put a piece of model legislation in front of a supportive legislation. Start building support!

Find more information on the Reproductive Health Act here.

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Episode 33 Action Items

Follow Guttmacher on social media and keep up to date on their incredible work! You can follow them on Facebook here or on Twitter here.

Talk about self-managed abortion! Share stories and share information and help break down that barrier of stigma and fear. You can also support organizations that are working to break down the barriers to self-managed abortion and get involved to protest federal and state-level restrictions. 

Read Megan’s full piece on self-managed abortion here!

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Episode 32 Action Items

Interested in Reach A Hand Uganda's work? Follow them on Facebook and Twitter!

You can also use the hashtag #FundUNFPA to share your thoughts and stories on Twitter. Keep up to date with UNFPA's campaigns, missions, and news by following UNFPA on Twitter and Facebook.

If you care about comprehensive access to reproductive and sexual health and rights overseas, call your Senators and Representatives and tell them to oppose the expanded Trump Global Gag Rule. You can reach the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.

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Episode 31 Action Items

We know you have taken action throughout the year to try and stop the administration and Congress’ attacks on sexual and reproductive health. Continue that habit and stand up for SRHR!

Call your Senators and Representatives. Your call DOES matter. Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-312.

Become a Planned Parenthood Action Defender! This group connects you with other Defenders in your community and creates opportunity to hold local marches, fundraisers, protests, etc.

You can also follow Planned Parenthood’s handy tool “Tracking Trump” here! Find out more about the policies and people in the administration that are negatively impacting sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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Episode 29 Action Items

What can you do to oppose the changes to Title IX?

Follow National Women’s Law Center on Facebook and Twitter.

It’s no surprise that Betsy DeVos has timed the release of the public comment period in line with university finals and winter break. You can request additional time to comment by signing this petition through National Women’s Law Center here.

You can also submit a comment on these changes, and that includes handwritten comments and online comments. Find NWLC’s comment guide here.

You can also check out this resource guide on ways to respect students and take other actions against the proposed changes to Title IX.

Use the hashtag #HandsOffTitleIX to share your thoughts and stories on social media!

Find more information on the proposed Title IX rules here.

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Episode 28 Action Items

Follow National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum on Twitter and Facebook and National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health on Twitter and Facebook.

The proposed public charge rule has an open public comment period until December 10th. Write a letter to the administration informing them how this rule impacts you, your community, or people you know.

Find more information on the HEAL Act here.

For more information on public charge, click here. For information on public charge in Spanish, click here.

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Episode 27 Action Items

Follow these organizations on social media and keep up-to-date on their amazing work!

Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) on Facebook and Twitter

PAI on Facebook and Twitter

Population Institute on Facebook and Twitter

rePROsFightBack on Facebook and Twitter

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) on Facebook and Twitter

Planned Parenthood on Facebook and Twitter

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) on Facebook and Twitter

Center for American Progress on Facebook and Twitter

Advocates for Youth on Facebook and Twitter

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) on Facebook and Twitter

Power to Decide on Facebook and Twitter

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Episode 25 Action Items

Follow All* Above All on Facebook and Twitter. You can also find their action page here.

Use the hashtag #BeBoldEndHyde on social media!

When organizations that you care about and follow send you action alerts, get involved! Some examples of reproductive and sexual health organizations include Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL, and Center for Reproductive Rights.

Pay attention to your local politics! Cast your vote for a candidate whose values match yours.

Contact Congress and let them know the importance in repealing the Hyde Amendment! You can call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.

Learn more about the EACH Woman Act here, and find the legislation here.

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Episode 24 Action Items

Be informed- listen to RePROsFightBack and become fluent on SRHR issues that are under attack!

Look to Congress. Call your Representatives and Senators about SRHR funding, encourage them to end the Global Gag Rule, push them to nominate officials who are friends of SRHR, ranging from the State Department to the Supreme Court.

Attend rallies and protests in defense of SRHR! Find those offered by Planned Parenthood, NARAL, NWLC, and more in your area!

Speak out. Share your thoughts and personal stories on social media using the hashtag #SRHR.

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Episode 23 Action Items

Want to get involved in policies affecting sex education?

Find out what your local school district policy is related to sex ed, and find out if these policies are actually being enacted in your schools!

Access resources through Advocates for Youth and SEICUS.

Check out the Guttmacher Institute for more information on sex education around the country.

Find out what you school board policy for sex education is. Run for school board! Let your school board members know why sex education is important to you.

Make sure your Senators and House representatives know you care about funding for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program and PREP, and that you would like them to continue as they were founded 8 years ago. You can also let them know that you’re tired of money being wasted on abstinence related programs that aren’t effective. Go to town halls! Contact legislators at 202-224-3121 at the Capitol Switchboard.

Most importantly, vote on November 6th! Let’s make comprehensive sex education the new norm!

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Episode 22 Action Items

Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court would be disastrous for reproductive rights around the country.

Call your Senators and urge them to stand up and save Roe! You can write op-eds, blog posts, letters to the editor, and social media posts using the hashtags #SaveSCOTUS #ProtectRoe #WhatsAtStake and #StopKavanaugh. Contact the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.

You can also write a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee—all letters written to them become searchable public record.

Go to your Senator’s town halls before the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation vote and urge them to vote no.

Find mobilization efforts in your area that are put on by organizations like NWLC and Indivisible. These include protests, events, rallies, and demonstrations.

Follow Center for Reproductive Rights on Twitter and Facebook.

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Episode 21 Action Items

Worried about the future of Title X in the United States? You should be. Take part and start by talking to policymakers and members of congress. You can call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 or find your Senators and House members on social media! Use the hashtag #NoGagRule and tell everyone how you feel about Trump’s proposed domestic gag rule. 

Get in touch with local representatives (mayor, governor, state legislator, etc) and highlight the importance of family planning in your community!

Google Title X and look up health centers near you. You can donate, leave a card, or volunteer.

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Episode 20 Action Items

At just 18, Meghla Akter wants to help other girls and boys who may be facing early and child marriage. Interested in learning more about Meghla's work? Check out the VICE article The Teenager Fighting Against Child Marriage in Bangladesh. You can also check out World Vision

If you want to learn more about child marriage rates in Bangladesh, check out Girls Not Brides' info page here. You can also visit Girls Not Brides for information on child marriage throughout the world. 

Use the hashtag #EndChildMarriage on social media and spread the message that it is far past time the practice of child marriage comes to a close. 

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Episode 17 Action Items

If you’re concerned about child marriage around the world, call your member of congress and tell them that this is an issue that is important to you. The Capitol Switchboard is 202-224-3121. 

S. 1171, The Keeping Girls in School Act, is a bill in the Senate that works to describe the barriers to a girl’s education, including SRHR barriers. The House will hopefully introduce the same or similar bill soon. Contact your House representatives and urge them to do so. 

Foreign assistance funding is very much at risk, and this includes funding that goes towards ending child marriage and supporting adolescent girls. Let your members of congress know that you support increased funding for foreign assistance. 

Follow CARE on Facebook and Twitter in order to stay updated on their child marriage work. 

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