South Florida advocates joined forces to stand up for comprehensive Health Care Reform amidst the deceitful propaganda and town hall meeting distractions opposing it. The South Florida Reproductive Justice Alliance (SFL RJA) unified voices and visited Senator Bill Nelson and Representative Kendrick Meek’s offices on August 25th and 26th. Women from the community shared stories of inaccessibility to vital health care and subsequent hardships for them and their families.
During this critical time in the national health reform debate, the SFL RJA is holding its elected officials accountable for ensuring that health care reform legislation addresses the needs of women of color, low-income women and their families. We asked Sen. Nelson and Rep. Meek to ensure that health coverage include comprehensive reproductive health services; is accessible to all persons residing in the United States; and that is affordable for women of color and their families.
Staff from both offices mentioned that they are bombarded every day with faxes, letters and calls of constituents demanding that Health Care reform be exclusive, not comprehensive, not for all, and exceptionally limited for women and low income families. We need to stand up for comprehensive health reform; let’s not have our voices muffled by the noise of GREED.
The SFL RJA is an activist/community organization based group offering an open forum for meaningful and empowering conversations and actions around Reproductive Justice Issues. It is currently being coordinated by Miami International Latinas Organizing for Leadership and Advocacy (MI LOLA, Inc.). For more information, please contact SFLRJA@yahoo.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Jersey Garcia and Erika Cordova, MI-LOLA