Patients at the Womens Health Center and other healthcare facilities in Charleston city limits need your help with privacy and accessibility.
Councilwoman Caitlin Cook introduced an ordinance that protects patients entering a healthcare facility from being harassed while entering and exiting, ensuring a right to privacy. If you haven't been following, protests at the Women's Health Center of West Virginia twice a week often turn into harassment of the patients and staff. The ordinance protects the First Amendment right to protest ensuring their safety as well.
The bill passed the Rules Committee last night with a 6-1 vote and goes to the full council on Monday.
We need your SUPPORT on Monday at the Charleston City Council meeting on at 7 pm at Charleston City Hall.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?
Show up at Council on Monday. 7:00 PM at Charleston City Hall
THANK the Council people who voted YES to pass the bill out of committee
KINDLY URGE the full Charleston City Council to pass the bill. Call or email them. They are normal people and want to hear from their constituents or people who love our city. Personalized messages are extremely effective. Tell the council people WHY patients access to all healthcare and a right to privacy is important to you. (CONTACT INFO IS BELOW)
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Say Thanks To:
Caitlin Cook firstname.lastname@example.org
Bobby Haas email@example.com
Chuck Overstreet firstname.lastname@example.org
Tiffany Wesley Plear email@example.com
Jeanine Faegre firstname.lastname@example.org
Keeley Steele email@example.com
Say Please Reconsider to the one CouncilPerson who voted NO on the ordinance:
Courtney Persinger firstname.lastname@example.org
Urge these Councilpeople to vote yes on the ordinance:
Pat Jones email@example.com
Deanna McKinney firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Knauff email@example.com
Robert Sheets (304) 346-1319
Mary Beth Hoover firstname.lastname@example.org
Shannon Snodgrass email@example.com
Joseph Jenkins firstname.lastname@example.org
Brent Burton email@example.com
Sam Minardi firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Reishman email@example.com
Bruce King firstname.lastname@example.org
Will Laird email@example.com
Brady Campbell firstname.lastname@example.org
Chad Robinson email@example.com
Ben Adams firstname.lastname@example.org
Becky Ceperley email@example.com
Naomi Bays firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Pharr email@example.com
John Kennedy Bailey firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks y’all for your support with this. The Womens Health Center, its staff, volunteers, and patients mean the world to us and have personally saved our lives with their healthcare over the past few decades. We want to protect all patients and protestors alike.