Educate Congress: A Women’s and Reproductive Health Remedy for Ill-Informed Reps
We have seen plenty of evidence that members of Congress don’t actually know enough to make the decisions they make about women’s bodies. Twice in the last two months, elected officials have made statements about women’s bodies so wrong that a professional ob/gyn organization felt compelled to publicly refute them.
Our Bodies Ourselves is raising funds to send every member of Congress a copy of the 2011 “Our Bodies, Ourselves” book. The Library of Congress selected the original 1971 edition as one of 88 books included in the 2012 Books that Shaped America exhibition. Let’s get the new edition to actual members of Congress via the Educate Congress campaign!
As of this morning, we have about 15% of our modest goal of $25,000 raised, and 56 days left to raise the rest. If you can help, please contribute via the campaign set up on indiegogo. There are some terrific donor appreciation items, too, like “Legitimate Road Trip,” a mixed media comic commemorating the Missouri Sex Ed Road Trip (Aug. 23-24) to deliver “Our Bodies, Ourselves” and other educational books & comics to the offices of Rep. Todd Akin and Sen. Claire McCaskill.
Related posts at Our Bodies Our Blog:
–Big Announcement! Our Bodies Ourselves Launches “Educate Congress” Campaign
–Why We Need to Educate Congress
–Educate Congress – Highlights from Our Bodies Ourselves at the National Press Club