May 5th, 2011
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Rally to Support Family Planning!

The ALL-MALE Hamilton County Commission voted not to accept this year’s federal family planning grant for almost $600,000 to the Health Department for basic family planning services such as medical exams, contraceptives and family planning counseling.

Tha’t right, the ALL-MALE County Commission is turning down FREE MONEY for a program that has been providing VITAL SERVICES to our communities for over 30 YEARS!!!

NO ABORTION services are included in this program.

Unfortunately, many Commissioners seem to be ignorant of this fact. Some of them believe that the Morning After pill terminates pregnancies. In fact, however, the Morning After pill only prevents pregnancies. Because of their confusion, many Commissioners choose to deny Federal grant money because they thought the Morning After pill caused abortions.

The cost to the County is only $40,000 to secure these funds that, in many cases, provide the most basic access to health care that  poor women have  in Hamilton County.

Its not too late to reverse this decision.

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP!

Attend the Rally to Support Family Planning.
 
  The new vote to accept or deny the family planning funding will be:
  
    May 18th
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Hamilton County Commission
    625 Georgia Ave # 401

BRING SIGNS! MAKE SHIRTS! PREPARE SPEECHES! BRING A FRIEND!

Join the Facebook group here.


Contact your County Commissioners!

A call, even a voicemail, is better than an e-mail! Commissioners need to receive so many calls about this vote that they will seriously reconsider their actions.

FIND YOUR COUNTY DISTRICT HERE: http://www.hamiltontn.gov/commission/District%20Map.aspx

Please contact your County Commissioner:

Phone Numbers:  http://www.hamiltontn.gov/commission/

District 1 Commissioner
Fred Skillern
(423)332-3143
District1@HamiltonTN.Gov

District 2 Commissioner

Jim Fields
(423)886-5760
(423)260-1674
District2@HamiltonTN.Gov

District 3 Commissioner

Mitch McClure
(423) 290-5498
(423) 209-7200
District3@HamiltonTN.Gov

District 4 Commissioner

Warren Mackey
(423)892-8410
(423) 209-7200
District4@HamiltonTN.Gov

District 5 Commissioner

Greg Beck
(423)698-4104
(423)209-7200
District5@HamiltonTN.Gov

District 6 Commissioner

Joe Graham
(423) 821-6834
(423) 209-7200
District6@HamiltonTN.Gov

District 7 Commissioner

Larry Henry
(423) 894-6269
(423)209-7200
District7@HamiltonTN.Gov

District 8 Commissioner

Tim Boyd
(423) 987-8072
(423)209-7200
District8@HamiltonTN.Gov

District 9 Commissioner

Chester Bankston
(423)209-7200
District9@HamiltonTN.Gov

See the Chattanooga Times Free Press article on the County Commission’s decision here: http://timesfreepress.com/news/2011/may/05/hamilton-county-eyes-blocking-family-planning-fund/

See the Nooga.com article here: http://www.nooga.com/4235_confusion-over-abortion-pill-causes-stir-at-county-commission-meeting/

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