Women’s right to health care is under attack in many places around the U.S., and the battle is playing out in the New York State Senate as well.

 

Can you help me make a difference in this essential fight?

 

Eleanor's Legacy is a New York State political action committee that supports pro-choice candidates. In May, the group kicked off The Baker Project, which is working to elect women to the New York State Senate.  Here, seven women candidates including Pat Strong flank Brette McSweeney, executive director, Eleanor's Legacy, in the State Senate chamber.

Eleanor's Legacy is a New York State political action committee that supports pro-choice candidates. In May, the group kicked off The Baker Project, which is working to elect women to the New York State Senate.  Currently there are 49 men and 14 women (22%) serving in the Senate. Here, I was pleased to join the other Democratic women candidates and Brette McSweeney, executive director, Eleanor's Legacy, to tour the State Senate chamber.

The New York State Assembly has overwhelmingly passed two important measures that would ensure women’s access to reproductive health services. Now the bills sit in the Senate, blocked by Republicans like George Amedore, who has stated that he is ‘pro life, without exceptions.’ This explains why he has done nothing to secure passage of these two important bills and confirms that he is out of step with his district. When I defeat George Amedore in the State Senate race this November, we’ll be one step closer to righting this wrong.

 

The Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (CCCA) would require health insurance companies to include coverage of all FDA-approved contraceptive options, as well as contraceptive counseling and services. The Reproductive Health Act (RHA) would modernize New York’s nearly 50-year-old abortion statutes and ensure that New York State law treats abortion as health care, not a criminal act.

 

I’m committed to seeing that these bills become law so that all women can have access to the medical services they need. Now we need your help. Will you consider making a quick donation of $25 – or whatever you can give - right now to make your voice heard?

Women’s health issues are family health issues. Together, we can ensure that women and children have access to the care they need.  And your donation will help make it happen.

 

Thank you,

 

Pat

 

 

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