This past April, the Clinic proudly participated in California’s statewide Reproductive Freedom Week. Reproductive Freedom Week is organized each year by California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom, and it’s more than 30 active organization members. Working closely with peers at the ACLU Northern California, ACCESS Women’s Health Justice, California Family Health Council, and many others, the Clinic helped to bring reproductive health issues to center stage for our local government representatives, community members, and more.
On Monday, April 1st, we participated in a tweet chat that reached more than 4,000 users on Twitter, including our more than 500 active followers. Later that week, we visited with the staff of Assemblymember David Chiu and of Senator Mark Leno, to talk about two key reproductive health bills introduced into the California legislature this session. Six Clinic volunteers, including our two WAHT Interns, plus Executive Director Carlina Hansen and Community Engagement Coordinator Dana Kleinhesselink, participated in the visits. Some volunteers had been personally impacted by the two priority bills so were able to speak candidly about their experiences.
Here’s an overview of the two priority bills. To learn more or to get involved with the Clinic’s advocacy activities, contact Dana Kleinhesselink, Community Engagement Coordinator.