****Daily Do for Tuesday, October 10th, courtesy of our WA State Indivisible Networking Team****
RED ALERT: ‼️ Serious attack on reproductive rights ‼️
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is making changes to its mission statement and strategic plan. The updated language includes the following: “HHS accomplishes its mission through programs and initiatives that cover a wide spectrum of activities, serving and protecting Americans at every stage of life, beginning at CONCEPTION.”
ACTION: Take the HHS Survey and Leave a Comment
This is a draft statement. There is a survey and comment section. Visit https://www.hhs.gov/about/draft-strategic-plan/introduction/index.htmlto take the survey and leave your comment.
SAMPLE SCRIPT (shared by the original poster):
“Here is proof that the Dept of HHS has taken a pro-life, anti-abortion, anti-choice stand against women’s reproductive rights. Right there in your mission statement – now you’re protecting all Americans beginning at conception. This is an outrage. Women have a right to govern their own bodies. Families have a right to choose not to proceed with a pregnancy when the fetus has fatal anomalies. This is a despicable abuse of power. Why don’t you actually work on helping people stay healthy – like make sure the government provides health insurance for ALL AMERICANS?”
- Fri, 10/13, Betsy DeVos Protest in Bellevue: We are organizing a carpool/caravan from Olympia to protest DeVos’ fundraising dinner in Bellevue: https://www.facebook.com/events/120237748622138/.
- Sat, 10/14, 50 Handmaids in 50 States – Olympia: In solidarity with Handmaid Coalition in capitals around the country, we will gather in our state capital to say, “Not on our watch.” Join us, dressed as handmaids, or dressed in black as allies. There is a chance that our Olympia event will be attended and covered by The New York Times! Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/551629935213752/.
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