Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights (WHARR)
WHARR — the Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights working group of #GetOrganizedBK — is here to fight back against Donald Trump’s sexist, retrograde vision of America and the threats he and his administration pose to reproductive justice and women’s health. We are also committed to pushing the New York State government to pass laws that protect women and their reproductive freedom, particularly the Reproductive Health Act (RHA), which would improve NYS’s surprisingly outdated abortion law.
In addition to our major efforts on the RHA, we are working to fight abortion restrictions in federal policy, protect the Affordable Care Act, support Planned Parenthood and other providers, save federal funding for programs like Title X and Medicaid that advance women’s health, and push for other state legislation to protect women’s reproductive rights.
We have four active subcommittees:
Action: We lobby elected officials, network with like-minded organizations, track state and federal legislation, and organize protests and public outreach actions.
Stories: We collect and share personal stories to educate, remove stigma, and influence policy.
Communications: We produce fact sheets on current issues and legislation, maintain the group’s website and social media accounts, and write weekly “dispatches” to all WHARR members.
Events and Fundraising: We hold events to connect with each other and share our work with the community, and we raise money to support women’s healthcare providers and advocates.
WHARR INFORMATION SHEETS
- Call scripts: Talking points for what to say when you call your senators and representatives.
- “Trumpcare Makes Us Sick”: How the Republican bill harms women’s health and reproductive rights.
Visit our website to learn more about our work and how to join us: www.wharr.com