Take Action!

Actions on federal policies and legislation take many forms. For pending legislation and budget matters, calls to Senators and Representatives make a difference. For executive and administrative rules, calls to federal agencies and public comments on the Federal Register can make the difference. (As this excellent article from Rewire explains, federal law requires government agencies to accept "public comments" on administrative changes.) Other federal policy changes give wide latitude to the states, letting them implement anti-choice laws and policies if they want. In these situations, calls to your governor and state elected officials can make a difference.

  • The HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) continues to deny unaccompanied minors access to abortion. Call ORR and tell them you oppose the Trump administration's new policy of blocking abortion access for young immigrant women in their care is dangerous and unlawful. Read about the ACLU's successful suit to let a 17-year old immigrant get the abortion she wanted and the shameful tactics ORR's staff used to try to deny her rights. Read here about how ORR continues its unlawful practices
Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children and Families
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Mary E. Switzer Building
330 C ST SW
Washington DC 20201
Phone: 202.401.9246
Fax: 202.401.5487
  • Urge your Representative and your Senators to protect funding for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. Ask your Representative and your Senators to work with Congressional leaders to ensure at least $108 million is provided for the program. This is the funding amount recommended by the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee.