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Date: 3/16/2022
Subject: ACTION ALERT - HB22-1279: Reproductive Health Equity Act
From: Toni Larson, Director of Action & Advocacy



Action Alert
ACTION ALERT!
SUPPORT HB22-1279 -- Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA)

HOUSE SPONSORSHIP
Froelich and Esgar, Amabile, Bacon, Benavidez, Bernett, Bird, Boesenecker, Caraveo, Cutter, Daugherty, Duran, Exum, Garnett, Gonzales-Gutierrez, Gray, Herod, Hooton, Jodeh, Kennedy, Kipp, Lindsay, Lontine, McCluskie, McCormick, McLachlan, Michaelson Jenet, Mullica, Ortiz, Ricks, Roberts, Sirota, Snyder, Sullivan, Tipper, Titone, Valdez A., Weissman, Woodrow, Young 
 
SENATE SPONSORSHIP
Gonzales, Bridges, Buckner, Coleman, Danielson, Fenberg, Fields, Ginal, Hansen, Hinrichsen, Jaquez Lewis, Kolker, Lee, Pettersen, Rodriguez, Story, Winter, Zenzinger
 
The bill declares that every individual has a fundamental right to use or refuse contraception; every pregnant individual has a fundamental right to continue the pregnancy and give birth or to have an abortion; and a fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus does not have independent or derivative rights under the laws of the state. 
 
TAKE ACTION! 
 HB22 1279 –Reproductive Health Equity Act- has been passed by the House and is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday MARCH 17 upon adjournment.
 
1. CONTACT MEMBERS OF THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE  TODAY! Members of the committee will decide whether this bill moves forward for consideration by the full Senate. Urge them to vote YES on HB22-1279.

Senator Pete Lee – 303-866-6364 or pete.lee.senate@state.co.us 
Senator Julie Gonzales – 303-866-4862 or julie.gonzales.senate@state.co.us 
Senator John Cooke – 303-866-4451 or john.cooke.senate@state.co.us
Senator Bob Gardner – 303-866-4880 or bob.gardner.senate@state.co.us
Senator Robert Rodriguez – 303-866-4852 or robert.rodriguez.senate@state.co.us

2. CALL YOUR SENATOR TODAY –  If your Senator is on the list of sponsors, thank them and offer your support.  If not, call your Senator to tell them how important this issue is to your community and urge their YES vote on HB 1279 when it comes for a vote by the whole Senate.

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