HELP PASS THE EQUALITY IN ABORTION COVERAGE ACT - Action Items for Sun & Mon 4/25-26
The Senate Judiciary has scheduled the Equality in Abortion Coverage bill for a hearing on Monday, April 26 at 3pm.
The Equality in Abortion Coverage Act (S267/H5787): The EACA would get rid of the Rhode Island ban on health coverage for abortion for state employees and people who use Medicaid.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear this bill on Monday, April 26th at 3pm. Please take some time to voice your support for this bill!
THINGS YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW TO HELP PASS THE EQUALITY IN ABORTION COVERAGE ACT
Send in your written testimony
Take a moment to send an email to the committee members as soon as you can! They need to hear from people who support affordable access to abortion and getting rid of politically motivated obstacles to abortion care.
We have a short sample testimony and messaging guide to help you. Add anything in or alter it to fit your voice:
Email your letter of support
Make sure to put “FOR S267” in the subject line.
Send to: SenateJudiciary@rilegislature.gov.
Make ONE call TODAY
Call Senate Judiciary Chair Cindy Coyne (401-276-5583). Urge her to get this bill passed out of her committee.
Sample Message: “I am calling in support of S267. Many people in our state are struggling to get by. We should not make it worse by taking away affordable access to abortion care. Please, do all you can to pass this bill this year and get rid of harmful bans on health coverage for abortion. We hope you will also oppose the anti-abortion attacks being heard in your committee.”
Send an email RIGHT NOW to committee members
Copy and paste these addresses into an email to Judiciary committee members: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
Sample message: I am writing to urge you to vote YES on S267, the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act when it comes before you on Monday, April 26th. Rhode Island voters pushed to protect the right to abortion. This bill make sure that state employees and low-income people can afford care by getting rid of discriminatory bans on health coverage for abortion. Please, support this important legislation. I hope you will also vote NO on S645, S664 and S669, bills that push nasty rhetoric about abortion and try to limit access to care. We should eliminate barriers to health services, not make it harder to get.”
It will only take a moment – please, send an email TODAY!
Share this info and ask your contacts to voice their support, too!
Send the link to this blog post to your contacts who you know support this bill.