Media Advisory: Third Community Conversation about Women’s Health is Thurs., July 20 in Millvale, PA

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Millvale, PA – The Pennsylvania Campaign for Women’s Health will host the third event in a series of statewide public conversations around a broad range of women’s health issues on July 20th in Millvale, PA.

Community Conversations on Women’s Health is a direct response to several factors that, combined, spell disaster for Pennsylvania families: Pennsylvania’s abysmal track record on key indicators of women’s health; a state Legislature obsessed with restricting access to reproductive healthcare while actively neglecting policy proposals that would improve women’s health and economic security; the Legislature’s refusal to hear testimony from constituents on issues that directly affect their health and lives; and, a regressive federal agenda fixated on restricting access to affordable healthcare.

The Community Conversation – Millvale will take place on July 20th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Millvale Community Center (416 Lincoln Avenue, Millvale, PA 15209).

When women succeed, so do families and whole communities.  This is the primary theme of the Millvale event, which will be hosted by the Pennsylvania Campaign for Women’s Health in collaboration with Pittsburg United.  Community residents from Millvale, Etna, and Sharpsburg will have the opportunity to learn from medical, legal, and policy experts; access local resources; and most importantly share their experiences and stories including the challenges they face trying to lead healthy lives and deciding if, when, and how to raise a family in Pennsylvania.

Register to attend here.

Additional Conversations will follow, each with a main theme reflecting the foremost concerns of the community, at locations all over the state. Visit www.pa4womenshealth.org for more information about upcoming Community Conversations.

The Community Conversations are an initiative of the Pennsylvania Campaign for Women’s Health. Founded in 2013, the Pennsylvania Campaign for Health is a collaboration of more than 55 local, state and national organizations calling for evidence-based policies to support and protect equal access to affordable reproductive healthcare including abortion, personal safety, and workplace equality. Specifically, the Campaign supports legislation to address pregnancy discrimination, close gaps in the state’s equal pay law, provide workplace accommodations for nursing workers, protect patients and doctors from harassment, and prohibit legislatively coercing doctors to lie to patients.

Media are invited to attend in person to listen and learn, or follow along online at @WomensLawPGH and @PPAdvocatesPA or using #PA4WomensHealth #Millvale.

To learn more about the Pennsylvania Campaign for Women’s Health, like us at www.facebook.com/PA4WomensHealth and www.pa4womenshealth.prg.

For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Susan Frietsche of Women’s Law Project at sfrietsche@womenslawproject.org and 412-281-2892, or Jessica Semler of Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania at jsemler@ppwp.org or 412-779-5704.