Trouble getting birth control

National Women's Law Center
Are you — or is someone you know — having trouble getting birth control without additional costs?

Do you know someone who’s struggling to get birth control without co-pays because they get their health coverage from an employer or school with a religious objection — like in the Hobby Lobby case?

We can help.

In the wake of the Hobby Lobby ruling, we’ve launched CoverHer, a hotline to help women who are having trouble getting access to women’s preventive health services — especially birth control — at no cost to them. The hotline provides personalized instructions on how to navigate the health insurance process to ensure every woman gets the coverage for preventive services she is guaranteed under the health care law.

We need your help to get the word out:

Graphic - CoverHer: Still paying out-of-pocket for your birth control? We can help.

Thanks to the health care law, health care plans under the reach of the law must cover women’s preventive health services like birth control, breastfeeding support and supplies, and well-woman visits without additional costs. But some insurance companies are still, incorrectly, making women pay for these services. And the recent Supreme Court ruling might have left some people confused about their birth control coverage.

We want to help.

But we need you to first help us get out the word. Forward this email or share our graphic to let your friends, family, and co-workers know about CoverHer today.

Thanks for everything you do to ensure women have access to reproductive health care.


Judy Waxman Judy Waxman
Vice President for Health and Reproductive Rights
National Women’s Law Center

FUSE is 1 Week Away: Register !

FUSE 2014
There’s still time to join us! We don’t want you to miss FUSE 2014. There is one week until the conference – so still plenty of time to register.FUSE 2014 (August 6 & 7 in Northern VA) is two amazing days of in-person training, networking, and lots of great stuff to help you become a successful online organizer, fundraiser and communicator. We’ve got a power-packed line-up of speakers and sessions planned – strategy, testing, branding, email marketing, fundraising and more. And of course – lots of Slsa training – from beginner to advanced. Check out the agenda.

You’ll hear from the best in the industry, including Heather Mansfield – principal blogger with NonProfit Tech for Good, the folks at #GivingTuesday, Care2, and more. During these two days, you’ll learn:

  • How to connect with more supporters and motivate them to act
  • How to boost fundraising efforts with social, email, and online campaigns like #GivingTuesday
  • Tips and tricks for online organizing, responsive design and other digital strategies and tactics

And to top it all off – when you sign up, you’ll be emailed a discount code for a colleague to register for only $100.

We hope you can join us.

Jessica Seward
Director, FUSE 2014

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Ida B. Wells-Barnett Marched 100yrs ago for – Women’s voting rights

100 years ago
Social activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett marches in Washington, D.C., with 5,000 suffragettes in a protest supporting women’s voting rights.
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a message from Petra Falcon, Promise Arizona

In the last few months we have witnessed an unprecedented number of unaccompanied refugee children arriving at our southern border from El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Honduras.

Call a key Democrat and tell them to protect the children from deportation!

My name is Petra. I am an immigrant rights activist in Arizona, as well as a mom, a grandmother and a human being. A few weeks ago I visited a border patrol holding facility in Nogales, Arizona, that housed 800 unaccompanied children under 18-years-old, including some children as young as five or six, without an adult family member. What I saw that day will stay with me forever.

It was disturbing. I saw the faces of children with fear and desperation in their eyes. Children locked behind cages with barbed wire that reminded me of dog kennels. I will never forget the pain in their eyes. Something must be done to help them.

In the last few months we have witnessed an unprecedented number of unaccompanied refugee children arriving at our southern border from El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Honduras. Thousands of children have made the perilous journey in order to escape crime, gang violence, sexual abuse, and other dangers in their home countries. How we respond to these children in the coming weeks will define us as a nation and our legacy for years to come.

Will you stand on the right side of history and take action on behalf of these children? Click here to take action now.

We have seen the response from House and Senate Republicans, who want the children to be stripped of their rights and immediately deported. Deporting children back to the countries they are fleeing from puts their lives at risk and is unacceptable. This kind of response is shameful! Even from a party with a long history of callousness towards vulnerable populations, this is a new low.

We need real leadership from Congressional Democrats to stop Republican’s shameful attacks. We need Democrats to stand up now for the rights of refugee children at the border. Take action now to tell Democrats in Congress to stand up and protect the rights of the children!

Right now members of Congress are hearing from both sides. As we speak, anti-immigration groups are organizing and calling on Congress to speed up deportations and strip refugee children of some of their most basic legal rights, which exist to ensure that they get a fair hearing and to protect them from being sent back to violence in their home country. We need to make sure that our message is louder. With your help we can drown out messages of hate and replace them with messages of compassion and tolerance.

Which message do you want to send? Take action now by making a call!

In solidarity,

Petra Falcon
Executive Director, Promise Arizona