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Trump's Antics Draw Attention....But Focus On Congress is Needed

The following bills have been introduced by the majority Republicans and are pending in Congress:

1. HR 861 Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency
2. HR 610 Vouchers for Public Education
3. HR 899 Terminate the Department of Education
4. HJR 69 Repeal Rule Protecting Wildlife (allows killing of wolf pups & hibernating bears)
5. HR 370 Repeal Affordable Care Act
6. HR 354 Defund Planned Parenthood
7. HR 785 National Right to Work (this one ends unions)
8. HR 83 Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Bill
9. HR 147 Criminalizing Abortion (“Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act”)
10. HR 808 Sanctions against Iran

Have You Ever Thought About
Joining, Us, Finding Candidates, or Serving as an OCDW Board Member?
  • Do you know someone who you think should run for office? Tell them to contact OCDW.  
  • How about you? Have you ever thought about running? Get active with members of OCDW.  Learn more about how to get started. 
  • Perhaps you are interested in a different role and want to help other women run for office. Consider serving on the board or working on a committee. Attend a meeting and find out more. 
  • Do you know someone who is active in community issues, organizing, fundraising or politics and who you think would be a enjoy OCDW, Contact OCDW Executive Committee at the address below. 
  • Whatever your interest, OCDW welcomes pro choice Democratic women who are interested in politics and public service.
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nys - Abortion bill


Legislative Priority in 2017Reproductive Health Act (RHA).  Assembly Bill A01748 protects the fundamental right of a woman and her doctor – not politicians - to make private medical decisions.

This bill guarantees women in New York State will continue to have the right to control their reproductive health and have access to safe and legal abortion in respect to both the life and health of the mother. It also guarantees everyone the right to use or refuse contraception.
Further, the bill treats the regulation of abortion in NYS as an issue of public health and medical practice, rather than as a potential crime by moving New York State’s law out of the Penal Code and into Public Health Law where it belongs.  

Orange County Democratic Women

Changing the Face of Politics One Woman at a Time

Board members from OCDW join a sea of pro choice advocates in Albany wearing pink scarves. Willa Freiband, Cathy Hilliard and Joan Hutcher prepare to set off to the NYS Assembly floor to watch the vote which passed the Comprehensive Contraception coverage bill.