On April 3, Jewish Women International and the Young Women’s Leadership Network brought together 100 young leaders, from high school students to young professional women and from across the United States, on Capitol Hill. They met with members of Congress about support for the Women’s Health Protection Act and other issues that matter most to them, such as fair pay.
On October 5 and 6, 2015, Act for Women campaign members visited with staff from nearly a dozen U.S. House Representatives, introducing them to the campaign and seeking their support for the Women’s Health Protection Act.
DC-based advocates from the Center for Reproductive Rights, ACLU, NARAL, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, National Abortion Federation, National Partnership for Women and Families, National Women’s Law Center, Physicians for Reproductive Health, and Reproductive Health Technologies Project participated in the meetings.
Each group spoke about why the Women’s Health Protection Act is important to their organization and constituency, and emphasized the movement’s excitement around having a proactive campaign. Several of the staffers expressed optimism about the bill and likelihood that the Congress member they work for would be able to co-sponsor the bill. The advocates also visited with some of the bill’s champions to hand out campaign buttons and thank them for their leadership.