Tell State Lawmakers: Protect the Health and Rights of Massachusetts Residents

Here in Massachusetts, we have a responsibility to fight back against the national attacks on health care access, reproductive health, and equal rights. Let’s show the rest of the country these rights must be protected at all costs.

Ask your state lawmakers to show their support for the following bills:  

  • A bill to close current birth control coverage loopholes in the Affordable Care Act and to ensure that all Massachusetts people can continue to access no copay birth control, regardless of what happens nationally;
  • A bill to ensure that when schools in Massachusetts teach sex ed, they use a curriculum that is medically-accurate, comprehensive, and LGBTQ-inclusive;
  • A bill to protect patient confidentiality for those enrolled on their parents’ or partners’ health insurance;
  • A bill to create a strong state telemedicine policy in order to break down barriers to health care access;
  • A bill to establish a paid family medical leave and temporary disability policy to help people in Massachusetts take care of themselves and their families;  
  • A bill to ensure young women have access to the health care they need by adjusting the age of consent for abortion to 16, bringing this law in line with other state statutes that give young people age 16 and older the right to consent to prenatal care, mental health services, and other care.

 

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Please cosponsor the following bills

Dear [Decision Maker],

In this new national political climate, health care access and equal rights are under attack for so many of our citizens.

In Massachusetts, I hope you will work to pass state policies in this new legislative session that increase health care access, defend sexual and reproductive rights, and help Massachusetts women and families succeed.

As your constituent, I urge you to support the following pieces of legislation:

1. An Act Relative to Advancing Contraception Coverage and Economic Security in Our State (SD 939, HD 450),
Filed by Senator Harriette Chandler, Representative Pat Haddad, and John Scibak
A bill to close current birth control coverage loopholes in the Affordable Care Act and to ensure that all Massachusetts women can continue to access no-copay birth control, regardless of what happens nationally.

2. An Act Relative to Healthy Youth (SD 912, HD 2653)
Filed by Senator Sal DiDomenico, Representative James O'Day, and Paul Brodeur
A bill to ensure that when schools in Massachusetts teach sex ed, they use a curriculum that is medically-accurate, comprehensive, and LGBTQ-inclusive.

3. An Act to Protect Access to Confidential Healthcare (SD 1174, HD 3059)
Filed by Senator Karen Spilka, Representative Kate Hogan
A bill to protect patient confidentiality for those enrolled on their parents' or partners' health insurance.

4. An Act Relative to Telemedicine (SD 1182, HD 1056)
Filed by Senator Jason Lewis, Representative John Scibak
A bill to create a strong state telemedicine policy in order to break down barriers to health care access.

5. An Act Establishing a Family and Medical Leave and Temporary Disability Insurance Program (SD 1768, HD 2573)
Filed by Senator Karen Spilka, Representative Ken Gordon
A bill to establish a paid family medical leave and temporary disability policy to help people in Massachusetts take care of themselves and their families.

6. An Act Safeguarding the Health Care Decisions of Young Adults/An Act to Improve the Safety of Young Women (SD 1167, HD 1618)
Filed by Senator Michael Barrett, Representative David Linsky
A bill to ensure young women have access to the health care they need by adjusting the age of consent for abortion to 16, bringing this law in line with other state statutes that give young people age 16 and older the right to consent to prenatal care, mental health services, and other care.





When it comes to access to birth control and reproductive health care, sex education, confidential health care, paid family leave, and telemedicine, Massachusetts can and should lead the way. Together, we can show the rest of the country what it truly means to prioritize the health and well-being of our residents.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[City, State ZIP]
[Your Email]