Calls to Action

Reproductive Freedom Act

Background: The Reproductive Freedom Act – RFA (S3030/A4848) is ground-breaking legislation that will codify the right to choose for everyone in New Jersey and will expand access to reproductive healthcare, including pregnancy-related care and abortion care, especially for historically marginalized communities.

With the new conservative majority on our Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade is in jeopardy. Further, the pandemic has highlighted existing health disparities and therefore increasing access to all health care, especially time-sensitive care like reproductive healthcare, is critical.

 The primary sponsors are State Senator Loretta Weinberg and Assembly Member Valerie Vainieri Huttle. The bill has 22 co-sponsors in the Assembly and 6 co-sponsors in the Senate and enjoys the support of the Governor.

SIGN-ON LETTER

We are asking leaders of progressive and women’s  groups, and their allies in New Jersey to sign their organizations on to a letter addressed to our state’s legislative leaders to advance the  Reproductive Freedom Act for passage.

 Like all legislation, the RFA needs to be heard in specific legislative committees before it can pass, and to make that happen, we need to speak out and put pressure on the legislators to post it in committee.  The leadership in the NJ Legislature need convincing on the urgency of moving the RFA from moving in both the Senate Health Committee and the Assembly Health Committee. 

MAKE PHONE CALLS

 Please call all the following leaders and make your voice heard.

TARGETS

  1. Senate President Stephen Sweeney
        (856) 251-9801
  2. Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin
         (732) 855-7441
  3. Senator Joe Vitale, Senate Health Committee Chair
         (609) 847-3700
  4. Assembly Member Herb Conaway, Assembly
         Health Committee Chair
         (856) 461-3997

SCRIPTS

Senate President Sweeney & Senator Vitale:
Hi my name is _______ and I live in _______. I am calling today to urge ____________ to move the Reproductive Freedom Act – Bill number S3030 – and ensure it is heard in the Senate Health Committee as soon as possible. It is critical now more than ever that we protect and expand access to reproductive health care including abortion in NJ.

Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Assembly Member Conaway:
Hi my name is ________ and I live in _______. I am calling today to urge ______________ to move the Reproductive Freedom Act – Bill number A4848 – and ensure it is posted and heard in the Assembly Health Committee as soon as possible. It is critical now more than ever that we protect and expand access to reproductive health care including abortion in NJ.

SEND EMAILS

To send an email with the same message to these legislative leaders, the bill sponsors and your district representatives with one click, please use this form on the Thrive NJ website. 

To learn more about the bill, visit www.reproductivefreedomactnj.org

TWITTERSTORM

Join our #Twitterstorm Thursday 2/4! Use hashtag #PassTheRFA from 12-2pm to encourage NJ Legislature to advance the Reproductive Freedom Act.

Details and sample tweets here.