Sign the petition: Stop filibustering birth control

CREDO action
Senate Republicans filibuster Hobby Lobby fix

Tell Republicans in the Senate:
"Corporations shouldn't be allowed to discriminate against women when it comes to health care. End your filibuster of the bill to fix the Hobby Lobby loophole, and allow an up-or-down vote on birth control."

Automatically add your name:

Sign the petition ►

Dear 5849376,

Stand up for Birth Control

When the Supreme Court made the terrible decision to allow corporations like Hobby Lobby to discriminate against women, members of Congress were ready to fight back to defend women's access to birth control.

Senators Murray, Udall and Boxer quickly introduced a bill to make sure that corporations can't interfere with employees' access to health care, including birth control, as provided for by the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) under federal law. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid fast-tracked the bill, bringing it for a full vote in the Senate today.

Not surprisingly, Republicans used the filibuster to block an up-or-down vote on the bill.

Tell Senate Republicans: Stop playing politics with women's health and allow a vote on the Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

Republicans continue to use the filibuster to shut down sensible legislation, and provide cover for their members who don't want to go on the record in opposition to things like birth control access for women, common sense gun law reform, or relief for crushing student loan debt.

This week, they used the filibuster to block a legislative remedy for the disastrous Hobby Lobby v. Burwell decision. Outrageously, the five male justices on the Supreme Court ruled that the contraception mandate violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. In oral arguments, Chief Justice John Roberts suggested that Congress could exempt the Affordable Care Act from the RFRA as a way of protecting the inclusion of contraception as preventative care in the ACA. The Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act does exactly that, and would have protected not only women's access to contraception from employer discrimination, but any employees' access to any health care provided through the Affordable Care Act.

Tell Senate Republicans to end their filibuster and allow a vote on women's access to birth control. Click the link below to automatically sign the petition:

http://act.credoaction.com/go/5263?t=5&akid=11195.3291973.hnfV3o

Thanks for standing up for women's rights.

Heidi Hess, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

Automatically add your name:

Sign the petition ►

Learn more about this campaign


FB Share on Facebook
Post to your wall
Tw Tweet this
Post to Twitter
© 2014 CREDO. All rights reserved.

To change your email or mailing address, please click here: https://act.credoaction.com/me/update/?t=14&akid=11195.3291973.hnfV3o

To remove yourself from this list, please visit our subscription management page at: http://act.credoaction.com/cms/unsubscribe/unsubscribe/?t=16&akid=11195.3291973.hnfV3o

RSS

Every attentive adulthood, as it were, parts its good humoured dog, but it is the outrageous dew of

Free Borkistan