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At the End of the Stupak Lobby Day: Exhausted, But Optimistic

Alysia Melnick,
Maine Civil Liberties Union
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December 2, 2009

We had two fantastic meetings with Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins. They made it clear that Stupak goes too far and reaffirmed their commitment to women’s access to full reproductive healthcare services.

We then had two encouraging meetings with Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, a staunch advocate for women and choice, and Congressman Mike Michaud, who expressed his willingness to pass healthcare without a Stupak-like amendment.

One thing we heard again and again was how important it is for our legislators to hear from us. And that means YOU!

So — one more plug to contact your senators and representatives and tell them that you demand they pass health care reform that respects and ensures reproductive freedom for ALL women.

Tell them it’s necessary, it’s right, it’s moral, it’s fair and it is non-negotiable!

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