With ongoing efforts to undermine reproductive health, it is essential that we continue to expand efforts to protect reproductive rights and access.  It is more important than ever that we unite to protect all that we have achieved on behalf of women and families across Pennsylvania. With the support of generous donors, AccessMatters has launched a campaign, “The Access Project,” to support a three-year health policy position at AccessMatters to preserve and expand access throughout the state.

We launched this effort in November 2017 with the hope of raising a total of $400,000 for this work.  The response has been incredible. Last year, we met a $75,000 matching challenge offered by Janet and John Haas from the Otto Haas Charitable Trust.  

To date, we’ve raised over $250,000 including the generous $75,000 matching grant.

 Now we need your help to continue raising funds to meet our $400,000 goal.  Every donation matters.

Please see our proposal for additional details about The Access Project.  In 2018, we’ve already expanded our team to include a health policy position and we’ve kicked off work around:

  • protecting the Title X Family Planning Program,
  • advocating for comprehensive sex education,
  • organizing voter registration and mobilization efforts, and
  • advocating for contraceptive coverage for FDA-approved contraceptives.

AccessMatters works closely with like-minded groups across the state and beginning in July 2018, we began convening the Pennsylvania Campaign for Women’s Health. The Campaign for Women’s Health is a statewide advocacy effort that supports evidence-based policy to further women’s health and economic security in Pennsylvania.  This includes supporting the legislative Agenda for Women’s Health — a bold, pro-choice, legislative package of state bills sponsored and supported by the bipartisan Women’s Health Caucus of the Pennsylvania General Assembly

In light of recent events and continued attacks on sexual and reproductive health, we know our work is not over. We need your support to ensure we can continue to expand on this important advocacy work.  Please give today to help us meet and surpass our goal of $400,000.


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