Most of you know that I’m not afraid to speak my mind.
Even though House Republicans refused to let me speak at a hearing on contraception coverage – a hearing with five men and NO women on the panel – I continued to speak up for women’s rights, for students, and for workers. And even though I faced disgusting personal attacks from none other than Rush Limbaugh, I refused to be silenced.
Now, I’m asking you to raise your voice.
On Monday, the Supreme Court will decide whether corporations can deny women insurance coverage of birth control. If you believe that the supposed rights of corporations should NOT trump women's rights and worker's rights, now’s the time to say it.
The Supreme Court will announce its decision in the Hobby Lobby case on Monday morning. Private companies are refusing to offer their employees’ health insurance that covers birth control.
Plain and simple -- A woman’s boss should not have a say in her health care decisions. No one's boss should. The stakes are too high for us to be silent:
Decisions this important don’t just affect us -- they affect our loved ones, our neighbors, and our country, and this decision will impact other health care access and employment protections. That’s why I’m counting on you to send an unmistakable message: we will stand together to protect women’s rights and worker's rights, not the right of corporations to further their own agendas.