Rex Tillerson is a terrible pick for Secretary of State

Just a few hours ago, Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson was asked directly in a hearing by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) whether he would support continued investment in global family planning and reproductive health.

It was a direct “yes or no” question. He refused to answer. There are myriad reasons to stand against him, his evasion of this simple question chief among them. The Senate should reject his appointment.

Help block his nomination by calling your Senators TODAY. Find your Senators at Senate.gov and call their offices right away. Time is of the essence, and phone calls from constituents will not be ignored. They have been elected to serve you, and you have a right to ask them to reject Tillerson’s nomination.

Some talking points to keep in mind when you speak to a Senate staffer:

  • Access to family planning and reproductive health care around the world is critical to a woman’s health, autonomy, dignity and economic opportunity. It is therefore critical to protecting the global environment, increasing stability and security, promoting public health and easing poverty.
  • The United States has been and should remain a global leader in promoting access to these critical services. Tillerson’s refusal to even answer a question in regards to where his office will stand on this most critical of issues speaks volumes about his intentions to stand with women and families all over the world.

Help us stand up and fight against Rex Tillerson’s nomination.

We’re all in this together.

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