The Trump administration is determined to make contraception expensive and inaccessible, but our women at the state and local level are resisting.
Last year, we flipped the Nevada state legislature from red to blue and swept a slate of pro-choice Democratic women into office.
Now, those victories are paying dividends. Nevada's governor just signed into law legislation to protect and expand access to birth control — and the bill's chief architects were two EMILY's List women, Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson and State Sen. Julia Ratti.
Thanks to their work, Nevada women will soon be able to pick up 12 months of birth control at a time, helping to reduce gaps between usage and thus reducing unplanned pregnancies.
Donate to support pro-choice Democratic women at the state and local level as they form a firewall against Trump's attacks on women's health care.
Recently, a Trump proposal leaked that would let more employers decide if workers can access birth control. It's an outrageous, blatant attack on women.
That's why EMILY's List women around the country, like Teresa and Julia, have been taking proactive steps to protect our health care.
In Oregon, State Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson is moving a bill that would protect no-copay birth control and require health insurers to cover a full range of well-woman care including prenatal care, breastfeeding support, STI testing, and abortion care.
And in New Mexico, State Rep. Debbie Armstrong sponsored a bill to make the birth control mandate the law of the land in her state, regardless of whether Trump overturns the rule or not.
THIS is the kind of take-charge action we get if we have pro-choice Democratic women at every level of government.
Donate to continue our work electing resistant and persistent women at the state and local level:
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