Full Spectrum Advocacy: A review of current bills in the California Legislature that effect your body & your community

There are some very exciting bills headed through the California legislature. These bills will have direct impact on reproductive health and justice in our communities! Come learn more about the following bills and what you can do to make sure they pass. Let’s make California a full-spectrum state! 

AB 154 will reduce barriers to reproductive health care by allowing trained nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and physician assistants to perform early aspiration abortions. 

AB1308 & SB 304 will clarify midwifery educational paths in California, make CNMs able to precept student midwives in the midwives/LM track, and allow midwives/LMs to order medications and devices they use within their scope of practice. 

AB271 will repeal the family cap law. The current law (hopefully to be repealed) states that if a parent is receiving money through CalWORKS and that parent has a child, the parent is not eligible for additional aid for that child, despite the growth of their family.

Come learn what you can do to get involved!

WhenTuesday May 28th 7-9pm
Where: 32 Langton St. SF, CA 94103 Just three blocks from Civic Center BART!
Cost: $5-$15 Suggested donation for BADP, no one will be turned away for lack of funds
Accessibility: The space is wheelchair accessible (but the restroom does not have grab bars). Babes in arms are welcome. Please email salon_fund [at] bayareadoulaproject [dot] org or send us a note on facebook if you have any questions about accessibility

Our Panel for the Night will Include:
Ashley Morris speaking on AB154: 
Ashley is the Senior Organizer at the ACLU of Northern California. Ashley’s policy and advocacy work is currently focused primarily on reproductive justice and increasing access to abortion care. While at the ACLU, Ashley served as the Northern California Regional Coordinator for the 2012 Yes on 34/SAFE California Campaign and the Northern California Regional Director for the 2008 Get Up/Vote Down 4&8 Campaign. She performs with Gamelan Sari Raras and previously served as board co-chair of Good Ol’ Girls, an organization that connects progressive women on the rise with social and professional opportunities.

Treesa McLean speaking on AB1308: 
Treesa Mclean is a midwife who has been serving Bay Area families in the reproductive health community for 30 years. She is currently active with California Families for Access to Midwives, working tirelessly to ensure that all Californians who want have access to midwifery care, and that those who give birth at home can have access to quality care.

Sierra Harris speaking on AB271: 
Sierra Harris is the Assistant Director of ACCESS Women’s Health Justice. She is passionate about reproductive justice and eliminating systems of oppression that impacts people’s reproductive and sexual health and decisions. In her spare time, Sierra enjoys cooking and hosting family dinners – a space she believes cultivates community outside the activism sphere and is central to revolution.

Lupe Rodriguez will help us to understand the legislative process and how we can have an impact!
Guadalupe (Lupe) Rodríguez is Director of Public Affairs at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, where she oversees government relations, communications and grassroots advocacy. Lupe is the board chair for ACCESS Women’s Health Justice, a statewide organization dedicated to making

health care more accessible for women. She also and sits on the board of California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, and serves as a commissioner on both the Human Rights Commission in the city of San José and the Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women. Lupe is an alumnus of the Women’s Policy Institute (2007-2008), and of the Latino Leadership Alliance academy. Lupe is also an advisor on the Women’s Health Leadership Network, an advisory group for the Women’s Health & Rights Program at the Center for American Progress.

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