The 2020 Election: What’s at Stake for Women+? (A Town Hall)
Join us for our Town Hall on Oct. 15, 2020 from 12:30-2PM. Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvceuupz0tHddH7Udv6lxXAEv12yxSN5H3
2020 is not an election year to be complacent. Amid a global pandemic, environmental crises of historic proportions, and rightful communal outrage over the continual mistreatment of Black and indigenous people, some legislators are quietly (and others not so quietly) attacking women’s health and rights. This is not “politics as usual.” There are basic human rights at stake. Many people are on the precipice of losing essential health services, and women+ across the county will face insurmountable, and potentially irreversible, attacks on their reproductive rights.
Women often carry the burden and are impacted the most by all issues related to the safety, health, and health care of families. Children’s rights, elder rights, equal pay, safe housing, and clean water are all “women’s health issues.” The list can go on and on.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of white women’s suffrage in the U.S. While recognizing that women of color still fight for the right to freely exercise their vote, we put forth the call to action to engage and activate all those who have a stake in women’s health. Make sure you are registered and have a plan to vote! We decide who our leaders are.
We decide our future. At the ballot box this year, we—not the out-of-touch politicians—decide what we do with our own bodies.
State Representative Sara Innamorato
State Representative Morgan Cephas
Usha Ranji, M.S. Kaiser Family Foundation Associate Director, Women’s Health Policy
Tracey Conti, M.D., Letterman Family Health Center
Daeja Baker, Pittsburgh Feminists for Intersectionality
Aasta Mehta, MD, MPP, Philadelphia Department of Public Health
Dr. Carol Sakala, Director of Maternal Health, National Partnership for Women & Families
Dena Stanley, CEO & Founder of TransYOUniting