The Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA)is the first bill Momentum Alliance officially endorsed! RHEA is a bill that establishes sexual health care coverage for Oregonians regardless of immigration status, gender identity, insurance type, and income level. On February 28th, MA staff & youth leaders joined the Pro-Choice Coalition in lobbying for this bill in Salem. MA staff led energizers for over 400 lobby day participants, facilitated workshops on intersectionality, and spoke at the rally.
Here are some of the highlights from that amazing lobby day!
2016 MA Youth Education Advocate! Gloria Pinzon’s rally speech about the importance of affordable access to post-partum care for low-income families: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4Lg8mj7UH0ubFpjQXc0V3o2OWM/view?usp=sharing
MA staff Llondyn celebrated his 20th birthday at RHEA Lobby Day by closing out the rally with an improvised but powerful speech on healthcare barriers for trans people of color and women of color: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4Lg8mj7UH0ueHM5STRhQlg2dU0
Check out the news coverage of the rally that quotes Llondyn here!
In the spirit of giving appreciations, we would like to appreciate the BRAVE Coalition at Western States Center and Zeenia Junkeer from Pro-Choice NARAL for providing MA youth leaders the opportunity to advocate for this amazing bill and for getting Llondyn a birthday cake.