UPDATE: SB-1433 has passed the Public Health Committee, but we can still speak out to stop it. Please call Speaker Steele at 405-557-7345 and ask that SB-1433 not be brought to a floor vote!
The Oklahoma Legislature has just scheduled SB-1433 for a hearing in the House Public Health Committee, to be held on Tuesday, March 27th. We need every voice to speak out against this bill in order to stop it in committee.
Phone calls are an incredibly effective way to contact the committee members, and they’re really easy. It takes less than five minutes. You don’t have to be an expert debater — you’re just calling their staffer and registering your opposition. Here’s how a conversation might go:
Hi, my name is ____. I’m a _____ (Oklahoma resident/constituent of Rep. X/infertility patient) from _____ (your town), and I want to ask Rep. X to oppose SB-1433. Our doctors say this bill will threaten Oklahoma families’ access to infertility treatment and birth control, and I don’t want the government to be making my health care decisions for me.
Staffer: Great, can I have your name again and your address? We’ll pass your comments along to Rep. X. Thank you for contacting us.
That’s it! You can use that exact script, or change your comments to suit, but all you need to do is stating that you’re opposed to the bill, and providing a very brief explanation. Be polite and respectful!
The staffer will tally your response and pass that along to the representative. Even ten or fifteen phone calls can make a huge impact to a legislator. It’s the most effective thing we can do right now to stop personhood.
Please call each of the following legislators on Monday, and ask them to oppose SB-1433:
|Kris Steele (House Speaker)||email@example.com||405-557-7345|
|John Enns (Chair)||firstname.lastname@example.org||405-557-7321|
|David Derby (Vice-Chair)||email@example.com||405-557-7477|