Lobbying and Outreach
In addition to our Lunches at Cuomo’s, we work to spread the word about the RHA in other areas of NYC, and we plan meetings with our elected officials to lobby them face to face for their support for this crucial legislation.
In April, WHARR members fanned out across NYC to distribute our postcards and fact sheets, and get the word out about why the Reproductive Health Act is so important. We covered Atlantic Terminal, Penn Station, Grand Central Terminal, Bensonhurst, Queensboro Plaza, Forest Hills and South Ferry. (And that’s just round one! Stay tuned for more.)
WHARR members have met with State Senator Jesse Hamilton of Brooklyn, staff in the office of State Senator Diane Savino of Staten Island/Brooklyn, and chief of staff Brad Usher from State Senator Liz Krueger’s office. (Senator Krueger of Manhattan is the chief sponsor of the RHA in the Senate.) Our members have upcoming meetings scheduled with State Senator Joseph Addabbo of Queens, and with Governor Cuomo’s chief counsel Alphonso David.