Feel the need to Do Something? As the new session of the legislature begins in January, LWVMA is joining 30 other advocacy groups for a Sexual Health Lobby Day on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the State House, starting at 9:30 a.m. Please join us!
In this uncertain national political climate, it is essential that we here in Massachusetts proactively pass legislation that protects and expands access to sexual and reproductive health care. Together, we must ensure that all Massachusetts residents, especially young people, have the ability to access the health care and education they need to stay safe and healthy. We must set and pursue an agenda that shows the rest of the country that Massachusetts is a place where these rights will be protected.
We need activists like you to join us in this endeavor, meet with your state legislators, and advocate for birth control access, comprehensive sex education, and confidential health care.
Among the target legislation is a bill for comprehensive, age-appropriate sex education, a bill we have been working to have passed for years. It made it through the Senate last session; it’s time to get this done.
Sexual Health Fair: From 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., grab some coffee and meet representatives from the state’s leading sexual health providers and advocacy organizations to learn about opportunities to get involved, take action, and take care of your health.
Raising Our Voices: From 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., hear from activists who will share their stories and mobilize with us to protect sexual and reproductive health care. Stay tuned for more information about the speaking program!
Lobbying 101: From 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., come learn what lobbying is and get all the information and practice you need prior to meeting with your elected officials.
Meetings with Legislators: From approximately 12:00 p.m.– 2:00 p.m., join a group of your peers from your legislative district(s) in meetings with your state legislators and let them know sexual health matters to you! You will have the opportunity to speak directly with your elected officials and their staff to advocate for important legislation to protect and increase access to birth control, comprehensive sex education, and confidential health care.
The State House is in walking distance of the Park Street and Downtown Crossing MBTA stations and parking is available in the nearby Boston Common Garage.
You can register to attend below: