Saturday, July 4, 2015

Sexual Health Lobby Day

On Tuesday, June 30th, we had the great pleasure of stopping in on the Sexual Health Lobby Day at the State House.  Hosted by the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts, a federation of 33 organizations and hundreds of volunteers from across our great state rallied for the cause. 

I had the pleasure of interviewing attendee MWPC intern Kelsey Barowich.

What was your favorite part of the Sexual Health Lobby Day?
“Hearing Maura Healey speak.  She is amazing.  We actually go to hear her speak earlier that same morning at our Commonwealth Commentary series, where she spoke about her experience campaigning and as the People’s Lawyer.  It’s always a pleasure—she’s very sincere.  I also really enjoyed seeing the number of young people being civically engaged.”
Why does sexual health matter to you?
“Because it impacts me.  And it impacts the people I care about.  There isn’t a single person on the planet in a position to neglect sexual health.”
Why should sexual health be a priority for our legislators?
“It has a direct impact on all of the communities I’ve been a part of. Sexual health is a major part of community health, and we can’t ignore the subject in fear of the uncomfortable or awkward conversations that might arise. Education is key—with education comes understanding, and understanding brings progress.”

Thanks, Kelsey!

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