Senate to proceed with vote blocking more than 4 million people who rely on Title X (Ten), the nation’s family planning program.

We just received word that the US Senate will vote today on H.J. Resolution 43 which seeks to overturn an existing rule ensuring state politicians cannot block access to Title X family planning care at a certain health centers, including Planned Parenthood.

Title X ensures that every person, regardless of where they live or how much money they make, has access to preventive reproductive health care, including lifesaving cancer screenings, birth control, STI testing and treatment, and well-woman exams.

The battle to safeguard this rule will be won or lost in the Republican caucus so we need to mobilize common sense Republicans and Independents NOW.

Take Action NOW!

ALL Senators need to hear support for ensuring Title X patients receive quality preventive care at the provider of their choice, including Planned Parenthood. Click this link for a list of US Senate contacts.  Tell your leader that:

As a Republican I stand for my party’s long history of putting common sense solutions first. I am asking my Representative to vote NO on H.J. Resolution 43, and ensure that no recipient of Title X(ten) grants is prohibited from participation based on anything other than ability to provide high quality family planning services. Title X has proven effective in lowering the rates of unintended pregnancy, teen pregnancy and abortion in our nation – goals we must all support. Please ensure that low income women have access to the most qualified providers of preventive care, including Planned Parenthood.  

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This is just the first in a series of votes targeting prevention and family planning programs.  Please help us mobilize GOP voices across the country by sending your donation today.  There has never been a more important time for pro-choice Republican and Independent voices to take action. 

Click here to support RMC – our opposition is well funded and we need to fight fire with fire. Help ramp up our lobby, grass roots and social media efforts.  Please be a generous as you can with your donation today.   THANK YOU! 

A few key faces about Title X: 

Title X is a federal grant program dedicated to preventive family planning and reproductive health services for low-income patients – it has nothing to do with abortion.

In recent years the contraceptive care delivered by Title X–funded providers helped women avoid 1.2 million unintended pregnancies, which would have resulted in 586,000 unplanned births and 403,000 abortions.

Without the contraceptive care provided by these health centers, the U.S. rates of unintended pregnancy and abortion would have been 35% higher, and the teen pregnancy rate would have been 42% higher.

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Breaking News: Chance to safeguard birth control and cancer screenings for low income Americans. PLEASE Act NOW!

The US House is poised to overturn a rule that protects more than 4 million people who rely on Title X, the nation’s family planning program.

The existing rule ensures state politicians cannot block access to Title X family planning care at a certain health centers, including Planned Parenthood.

We just received word that a growing block of mainstream Republican leaders are uncomfortable with this maneuvering and that there is a chance to delay this vote.

Title X is meant to ensure that every person, regardless of where they live or how much money they make, has access to preventive reproductive health care, including lifesaving cancer screenings, birth control, STI testing and treatment, and well-woman exams.

The battle to safeguard this rule will be won or lost in the Republican caucus so we need to mobilize common sense Republicans and Independents NOW.

Take Action NOW!

Call the US House at (202) 224-3121 –ask to be connected to your Representative and tell them that:

As a Republican I stand for my party’s long history of putting common sense solutions first. I am asking my Representative to delay the vote on House Joint Resolution 43, and ensure that no recipient of Title X grants is prohibited from participation based on anything other than ability to provide high quality family planning services. Title X has proven effective in lowering the rates of unintended pregnancy, teen pregnancy and abortion in our nation – goals we must all support. Please ensure that low income women have access to the most qualified providers of preventive care, including Planned Parenthood.

Click here to support RMC – our opposition is well funded and we need to fight fire with fire. Help ramp up our lobby, grass roots and social media efforts with your donation of $25, $50, $100 or more. 

A few key faces about Title X: 

Title X is a federal grant program dedicated to preventive family planning and reproductive health services for low-income patients – it has nothing to do with abortion.

In recent years the contraceptive care delivered by Title X–funded providers helped women avoid 1.2 million unintended pregnancies, which would have resulted in 586,000 unplanned births and 403,000 abortions.

Without the contraceptive care provided by these health centers, the U.S. rates of unintended pregnancy and abortion would have been 35% higher, and the teen pregnancy rate would have been 42% higher.


Republicans Support Prevention Programs!

Check out this new polling released by The National Campaign to prevent Teen and Unintended Pregnancy. It shows broad Bi-Partisan public support for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program, the Personal Responsibility Program (PREP), and the Title X Family Planning program:

* 85% of adults (including 75% of Republicans and 89% of Democrats) support current federal efforts to prevent teen pregnancy through the evidence-based TPP Program and PREP.

* 75% of adults (including 66% of Republicans and 84% of Democrats) support Title X, the federal program that provides free or low cost birth control to those making $30,000 a year or less.

These programs were targeted to be zeroed out by some in the GOP but are programs that actually lower the rate of teen and unintended pregnancy leading to fewer abortions and financially savings for families and taxpayers. For more on the polling click here http://thenationalcampaign.org/res…/survey-says-january-2017

These are the types of programs RMC will be championing this year. Thank you for your calls and emails and stay tuned for our new action agenda coming to you soon. We need you to help us get Congress to support proven effective preventive programs that work.


RMC Election Update & Statement

The results are in and we want to congratulate key mainstream Republicans who won their re-election bids.  US Senator Lisa Murkowski was re-elected in Alaska and will be a critical voice in the Senate and an important line of defense for our limited government ideals.  We congratulate Congressman Charlie Dent on his win in Pennsylvania. His leadership as the Chair of the mainstream Tuesday Group Caucus is now more important than ever.  We also congratulate New Jersey Congressman Rodney Frelinghysen on his re-election; his role in GOP leadership will be a vital voice for putting solutions first.

There are also over two dozen Republicans with whom RMC and our partners have been working to gain support for preventive care programs like Title X and the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program.  With GOP control of the House, Senate and White House we must ensure that more Republican voices understand these programs are key for millions of women and families having access to basic reproductive information, contraception and care.

Donald Trump has scored an historic victory in the Electoral College for which he should be congratulated. Like many across the nation we greet today with concern, but also with hope that President elect Trump will reach out to all Americans to be part of the process of healing our divided nation, an opportunity we welcome.

In his election night speech, President elect Trump pledged to fight for every single American to have the opportunity to realize their full potential.  This sentiment must extend to finding solutions for economic and social issues that affect all Americans from all backgrounds and all socio-economic means.

It’s clear voters responded to Donald Trump’s declarations that Washington is broken.  With the results confirmed, we must look to the future. Now is the time for thoughtful review, not hasty actions that could have irrevocable results.  As a Republican organization focused on limiting government control of personal choices, we urge President elect Trump to stand by his call for common ground over hostility.  We hope to see a President who will be the outside of the box leader many expect and bring new groups to the table to begin that common ground work.


What are you going to do, Susan?

Check out our National Co-Chair Susan Bevan’s latest opinion piece running in the Huffington Post. Frustrated by the degradation of our political system and the discourse in this Presidential cycle, she answers the question “What are you going to do, Susan?”

Susan explains her position in this Presidential election and the hope that real Republicans can work together to get our party back on track. The piece also outlines how RMC has been steadfastly focused on our legislative and education efforts AND on supporting the mainstream Republicans running for Congress. These Congressional leaders are now more important than ever, as they will ensure there will be balance of power in our government. 

“We can all yell, show our outrage and demand better from our Party — and we should — but we need to do more. As a life-long Republican, I believe that when my Party is so off track, it is not my role to follow blindly but to call out what is wrong, support those who stand on principle and push hard to get us back onto the right path. I have not abandoned my Party; the chosen GOP candidate has abandoned the principles that I, and so many Republicans, hold dear.

Take a moment to read the full piece and let us know your views!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susan-bevan/what-are-you-going-to-do-_2_b_12489720.html

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