The defense and expansion of fact-based and LGBTQ-inclusive sex education, reproductive justice and access to health services are under attack from the new federal administration, says Janson Wu, executive director of GLAD in a January 23 e-blast.
And that’s why GLAD is partnering with dozens of Massachusetts organizations from Planned Parenthood to PFLAG to sponsor Sexual Health Lobby Day on January 31.
On January 31, hundreds of sexual health advocates from across the state will gather at the Massachusetts State House in Boston. The event is a great opportunity for everyone to come out and meet directly with our elected officials and advocate for access to sexual and reproductive health care.
Here’s the program:
Sexual Health Fair: From 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., grab some coffee and meet representatives from the state’s leading sexual health providers and advocacy organizations to learn about opportunities to get involved, take action, and take care of your health.
Raising Our Voices: From 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., hear from activists who will share their stories and mobilize with us to protect sexual and reproductive health care. Stay tuned for more information about the speaking program!
Lobbying 101: From 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., come learn what lobbying is and get all the information and practice you need prior to meeting with your elected officials.
Meetings with Legislators: From approximately 12:00 p.m.– 2:00 p.m., join a group of your peers from your legislative district(s) in meetings with your state legislators and let them know sexual health matters to you! You will have the opportunity to speak directly with your elected officials and their staff to advocate for important legislation to protect and increase access to birth control, comprehensive sex education, and confidential health care.
For more information and registration, check out the event website.