Update: February 28, 2022
The Women’s Health Protection Act did not pass in the Senate today. While this outcome isn’t surprising, it is a loss for every woman, every person with a uterus, & every abortion care provider in the US.
Still, we are undeterred. The work toward equity in our health care system is a long journey as it overlaps with historically marginalized people including of women, people of color, undereducated people, and economically disadvantaged people.
Communicate with your elected officials
Take a moment to tell your two senators what you think (look up here) of their vote on this legislation.
- If they opposed making abortion care a federal right (S. 1975), tell how their decision impacts you.
- If they voted in favor, thank them *and* ask what they plan to do next to protect this right.
Ended: Time-sensitive action
On February 28th, Senate Majority Leader Schumer will have the Senate vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act. The bill has already passed in the House and aims to protect the right to access abortion care in every state.
Since this deadline occurs between our normal publishing dates, our team felt it imperative to provide you with an action in support of this bill.
Advocate for reproductive care without barriers.
[Sources: Center for Reproductive Rights, MomsRising]
Contact: Your two senators, regardless of party. (look up here).
Script: Hello, I’m a constituent from [ZIP] asking [NAME] to support the Women’s Health Protection Act which has just passed the House. This is important to me because our courts are allowing states “nullify [my/our] individual constitutional rights.” We must protect the rights of patients and the rights of health care providers to provide abortion care. Will [NAME] commit to supporting S. 1975?
When you complete this action, give a shout out in the comments for our tally. Thank you!
Contacted both VA senators.
I called Ohio senators Brown and Portman
Called R Johnson, that schmuck, and left a message with “Jack”
Done with Resistbot!
Just contacted my senators!
I complete this action through ACLU and Planned Parenthood.
Messages sent to Bennet and Hickenlooper.
Contacted Senators Kaine & Warner.
I sent an email to both of my senators
Sent to Cruz & Cornyn
Done! (By email)
And to Casey and Toomey, though unfortunately I won’t hold my breath for those two…
Thank you! Understood! I’m glad you decided to speak up since I’m sure some of your neighbors oppose this bill (and access to abortion care). You rock!
Done sent to both reps
I did the same, with the same doubts : (
One call may not make a difference, it’s true, but no calls sends a worse message. So thank you for speaking up!
Messages sent to Van Hollen and Cardin.
Klobuchar and Smith: done!
I was just working on the checklist from last week. Did ths one with it!
Messages sent to my excellent senators, Sen. Mark Warner and Sen. Tim Kaine.
Emailed both senators. Posted to Facebook and will post to groups tomorrow.
Email sent to Hickenlooper, Bennet, Sinema, and Manchin.
Called Bennet and Hickenlooper
Sent to Senators Schumer and Gillebrand.
Email to Schumer and Gillibrand even though we know they will support this. Gillibrand believes in getting these support emails.
Messages sent to Seantors Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith.
Thanks from another Minnesotan!
Called padilla and feinstein
Done …. Cardin and VanHollen in Maryland
Done (in WA)
Done! Thanks! ~Denny from Minnesota.
Thanks from another Minnesotan!
Contacted Senators Feinstein and Padilla
Done! (Markey and Warren, who probably feel similar to me about this.)
DONE! Schumer and Gillibrand in NY. Thank you Jenn and the AoCC team!
Called Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith.
Thanks from another Minnesotan! Even though they are likely to support the bill, we need to let them know we have their backs on this.
Done – both senators
Senator Feinstein’s office in Los Angeles confirmed her support, and I urged her leadership on this.
Letters sent to Collins and King. Thanks for the reminder
Called to thank my Senators for co-sponsoring!
Completed action request to Sen Wyden and Sen Merkley.
Done in Massachusetts
Left messages for Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar. Thank you for this alert! Wish I could have called someone from another state but they won’t listen to me.
Thanks from another Minnesotan! It still matters than our senators know we care a lot about this.
Done! I called Sen Feinstein (CA) and left a voicemail. There was no option to leave a voicemail for my other senator (Padilla), so I sent him a letter through his website using the above script.
Contacted both NY State Senators.
Well. I’m in CA so not all that helpful but Padilla’s mailboxes are all full and I added my name to the extensive list at Feinstein’s office.
Sen. Padilla’s mailbox was taking message this morning. Feb 25 at 6:30 am.
Done! Just left a message for Senator John Cornyn in Texas.
Done! Stabnow and Peters in Michigan.
Messages left for Sens. Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar.
Thanks for another Minnesotan. We have to show our support,even when our senators are in support! MN stay strong!
NJ senators contacted.
Done!! Thanks for organizing this action.
Done! I contacted Senators Klobuchar and Smith in Minnesota. Thank you!
Thank you very much, from another Minnesotan!
Contacted my NYS senators!
Done! California senators.
Done, for both NY senators.
Done! Contacted Todd Young and Mike Braun. Don’t expect any positive results, never get positiver from these guys here in Indiana but I keep trying!
Thank you! Change doesn’t happen if we don’t keep trying!
Responded as soon as I saw the email. Done! Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
Contact both California senators.
Emails sent to Feinstein and Padilla, of CA, thanking them for their support of S. 1975.
This is important! Thank you!
You’re so welcome! Thanks for speaking up!
We at AoCC think so too. Thank YOU!
Sent to Senators Feinstein and Padilla.
Done! Thanks for the prompt. Becky
Sent to Senators Booker and Menendez in NJ.
Done! Thank you for bringing it to our attention.
Contacted Steve Daines and Jon Tester (MT)
Done! Washington State x 2. Thanks for making this easy!
Contacted both of my Senators, even though they are both Republicans. 🙁
I contacted both of mine, too, even though they’re sure to vote in favor of this bill anyway. Sharing your constituent opinions with your elected representatives is a big part of what AoCC (and democracy) is all about! Thank you for speaking up when it’s important. <3
Keep up the good work anyway. They need to know that constituents want this bill.
My senators are already co-sponsors, but I am forwarding your email to my family in other states.
Done, hope Michigan continues to do the right thing
Done! Sent to both Senator Kaine and Senator Warner [Virginia]
Done and done to Merkley and Wyden!
Done in NJ
Feinstein and Padilla, done
I emailed my Senators Murkowski and Sullivan. Thank you
I emailed both of my senators whom I know will support the Women’s Health Protection Act!
Sent to Cruz & Cornyn.
called both senators and forwarded on to my contacts. Thanks for all the amazing work you do for social justice!
Contacted Collins, but King’s inbox was full!
Done. Thank you!
Called both senators in Maryland.
Finished contacting both–thx for letting us know & making it available!!
Emailed both my Senators, Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey
Contacted Murray & Cantwell from Washington via their websites.
emailed to WA senators Murray and Cantwell to please support. Know they will.
Both CA Senators were emailed. Thanks for the opportunity.
I just wrote to Sen. Wyden and Sen. Merkley from Oregon. I think they’re both voting YES, but it doesn’t hurt to reinforce the message.
Agree 100%. Especially because war is now on everyone’s mind, issues here still matter. Thank you!
Phoned North Carolina Senators but unfortunately don’t have their support at this time! So Sad.
Done! We must keep fighting the good fight.
Done! Thank you for letting us know!
Done, although my senators are hopeless
We hear you on this frustration. They’re supposed to represent ALL their constituents’ concerns, so it’s still useful to speak up to remind them they work for you and where you stand on issues like this. It takes many calls to make change happen, so than you for being part of the long-term solution.
Just contacted my senators. Keep fighting the good fight!
Did it gladly!!!
Left messages for Senators Casey and Toomey
Left messages for Senators Feinstein and Padilla.
I called both Senators from Iowa, Ernst and Grassley this morning and left messages. Thanks for apprising me of this. I appreciate your work.
Thank you for showing up and speaking up!
I just called Senators Murray and Cantwell (Washington state)
contacted both TN Senators.
Done x 2 senators
Completed this through a petition sign-on; from NY and know my Senators will vote yes.
Contacted both NC Senators, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.
Contacted both Michigan Senators. Thank you for the heads up!
Done in Virginia! (senators Kaine and Warner)
Contacted Feinstein and Padilla.
I just left messages for both Senator Warren and Markey, who I’m sure are onboard anyway, here in Massachusetts.
Both Senators from Oregon, contacted.
Contacted both Senators Grassley and Ernst.
Just called Senators Shaheen and Hassan. How is it we still have to fight for this issue?
That is a very good question.
Contacted Warren & Markey although singing to the choir here. I believe all constituents voices must be heard.
Also, I know this has nothing to do with this action, but I had to convey to them my anguish and heartbreak as to the tragedy unfolding in Ukraine…
You are not alone in that anguish. We’re seeing Miles 4 Migrants requesting donations of air miles to evacuate people when it becomes possible.
And yes, most senators and house reps sped approximately 1.5 hours per day on constituent concerns (and a whopping 4 hours per day on fundraising). Making sure these concerns are on the top of the pile — even in favor — matters a lot. Thank you!
I took this action!
Texas done ✅
Called Senators Murphy and Blumenthal. They will be supporters but wanted to go on record.
This is so important to do — especially with all the focus on Ukraine. Thank you!
Done in NJ! Left messages for Senator Booker and … the other guy.
I live in Maryland, and just called Senators Cardin and Van Hollen and left them this message.
Done for Ohio!
Emailed both Senators Collins and King of Maine. Fingers crossed!!!
I contacted CA Senators Feinstein & Padilla
Contacted Sens. Graham and Scott
Yes!! Thank you for speaking up!
Email sent, to both senators for California.
Done in Texas
Reached out to Murray and Cantwell for Washington!
Smith & Klobuchar (MN) contacted.
Done and thanked Schumer and Gillibrand for voting in support of it!
Done in Oregon, for both Wyden and Merkley!
Contacted Wyden and Merkley. I learned that Sen. Merkley is one of the senate co-sponsors of S 1975.
Called from CT
Wonderful! Thank you!
Called Feinstein and Padilla.
Left messages and emails for Senators Murkowski and Sullivan. Fingers & toes crossed along with fervid prayers the WHPA passes!!!!
Thank you so much!
February 25, 2022
sent emails to my two senators from Michigan Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters
Thank you for providing this information.
Sent an email to Feinstein and Padilla.
Awesome! They’ve gotten an earful from us in the last 24 hours (if you look at the comment section)!
Done –called both NY senators
Emailed one and left voicemail for the other: CA senators.
Done! Senators Murray & Cantwell in WA.
Left VMs for Senators Markey and Warren – very much anticipate they will be supporting! Thanks for making this so easy to follow
Done! Feinstein and Padilla in CA.
for what its worth, I contacted Tillis and Burr in North Carolina.
Your voice matters! It takes all of us speaking up together!
Done…..Portman & Brown (OHIO).
Contacted Senators Ossoff and Warnock.
Contacted Sens. Graham and Scott
Excellent! Thank you!
Done. Minnesota senators both contacted.
Done – emailed our two Oregon senators!
Done. Contacted both Colorado senators.
Thank you AoC for making my ability to stay engaged with my politicians easy and possible! I appreciate all you do.
Emailed Senators Stabenow and Peters to add my voice in support, and thanked them for supporting.
Done. My two WA state senators are wonderfully blue, but I’ve called them anyway.
Thanks for everything you do.
Done and shared! Sent to Senators Feinstein and Portantino in CA.
Done for CA!
Done. In Michigan, we are fortunate to have two really competent Democratic Senators, Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters. I called them again to give them my full support
Done. My NY senators are wonderfully blue as well. Contacted and thanked!
Done – in Illinois!!
Done! Senators Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar contacted!
I’m in the great State of Oregon, I was only able to leave a message for Ron Wyden-Dem, but I’m sure Jeff Merkeley will be voting yes on 1975 as he is a good Democrat. Thank you to everyone for your efforts
Contacted Brown and Portman of Ohio. Thanks for the bug on this!
Done. Sens Kaine and Warner.
Senators Reed and Whitehouse heard from me. Both will vote in favor of the WHPA!
I threw in a “I never want to be pregnant or parent and my right to those decisions needs to be enshrined in federal law” for good measure.
Called Sen Duckworth and had to email Sen Durbin because his lines were so busy. Asked for a YES on WHPA, a YES on Judge Jackson for SCOTUS, and a help Ukraine and all war refugees request.