In solidarity with the Women’s March taking place on January 22, 2023, let’s urge our electeds to keep reproductive freedom on the center stage, and not to rest until it is codified in our New York State Constitution.
New York was the first state to make abortion legal in 1970. The NY State legislature needs to enshrine reproductive freedom in the state constitution. In 2022, it passed the Equality Amendment as a first step. The Amendment must now pass for a second time in 2023 or 2024 in order to be sent to voters for a statewide referendum.
Suggested Script, if your State Senator or Assemblyman is a Democrat:
Thank you for being a champion of reproductive freedom and ensuring the Equality Amendment passes for the second time in the current legislative session so it can be sent to the people of New York for approval.
Suggested Script, if your State Senator or Assemblyman is a Republican:
As my representative, I urge you to support a constitutional amendment enshrining reproductive freedom in the state constitution by co-sponsoring a second resolution in the current session so it can be sent to the people of New York for approval.
Michelle Hinchey (D) State Senator (District 41)
Phone: 845-331-3810 Kingston; 518-455-2350 Albany
Peter Oberacker (R) State Senator (District 51)
Phone: (607) 432-5524 Oneonta; (518) 455-3131 Albany
Jonathan Jacobson (D) Assembly (District 104)
Phone:845-763-7011 Poughkeepsie; 518-455-5762 Albany
Sarahana Shresthra (D) Assembly (District 103)
Phone: 845-338-9610 Kingston; 518-455-4436 Albany
Brian Maher (R) Assemly (District 101)
Phone: 315-361-4125 Oneida; Phone: 518-455-4807 Albany
Chris Tague (R) Assembly (District 102)
Phone: 518-295-7250 Schoharie; 518-455-5856