We’ve updated our 2017 Kansas and Oklahoma legislative voting records. If you have any questions, please reach out to Tamber Hepner, our director of advocacy and outreach, at 316-425-3215 or thepner@itrustwomen.org.

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Kansas Senate Bill 83, which requires clinics that provide abortion care to disclose medically unnecessary information about physicians, does nothing to help patients and puts doctors at risk, the CEO of Trust Women Foundation says.

“This bill is just another way to stigmatize abortion and target physicians,” said Julie A. Burkhart, founder and CEO of Trust Women, which owns and operates clinics in Wichita and Oklahoma City. “No other type of health care requires such additional disclosures.  SB 83, now on its way to Gov. Sam Brownback, who will surely sign it into law, is discriminatory and will make it easier for anti-choice extremists to harass physicians who provide abortion care in Kansas.

“The information required by the bill is already available through state departments,” Burkhart said. “As with other anti-choice legislation, the real purpose of this bill is to create more bureaucratic red tape for clinics. Lawmakers’ personal and religious beliefs should not be part of health care, which includes abortion care.”

 

Trust Women Foundation is a 501(c)(3). Trust Women opens clinics that provide abortion care in underserved communities so that all women can make their own decisions about their health care. Trust Women opened Trust Women South Wind Women’s Center in 2013 in Wichita, Kansas, and Trust Women South Wind Women’s Center in 2016 in Oklahoma City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kansas and Oklahoma are among the worst states passing abortion restrictions conflicting with scientific evidence, tied for No. 1 and No. 2 respectively, according to a new report released today by the Guttmacher Institute.

In response to these findings, Trust Women, a leading pro-choice and reproductive justice nonprofit with clinics in Kansas and Oklahoma, announced today the launch of a state-focused Lies into Laws education campaign to highlight the staggering number of abortion restrictions based on lies that prevent women from accessing reproductive care.

Guttmacher’s analysis focuses on 10 abortion restriction categories that lack a foundation in rigorous science. Among the highest-offending states, Kansas is tied for first place with restrictions in place in eight of the categories considered, and Oklahoma is tied for second, with restrictions in place in seven of the categories. These restrictions include: mandatory delays, 20-week bans and unscientific state-mandated biased counseling, among others. The laws in Kansas and Oklahoma negatively affect 1.3 million women of reproductive age.

“As one of the only remaining providers in the area, we witness firsthand the critical harm that these laws are doing to women in Kansas and Oklahoma — particularly in underserved communities,” said Julie Burkhart, founder and CEO of Trust Women. “The state leadership in Kansas and Oklahoma have decided that deceiving women is permissible as long as it means they can advance their anti-abortion agenda, but our women deserve better. There is no place for lies in health care, and it’s time we hold these leaders accountable.”

Trust Women is partnering with the National Partnership for Women & Families as part of a multi-state Lies into Laws effort also rolling out in Louisiana and Texas. These four states  are among those that lead the nation in the Guttmacher Institute’s analysis of abortion restrictions that conflict with science. In total, the abortion restrictions in place in these four states affect nearly 8 million women of reproductive age. These state campaigns bring together reproductive rights partners at the local level to show how these restrictions are harming women. Additional partners include Texas Freedom Network Education Fund and Lift Louisiana.

“Across the country, politicians are using lies about abortion to pass laws that make it difficult or even impossible for women to access abortion care,” said Sarah Lipton-Lubet, vice president at the National Partnership. “We’re excited to launch this multi-state effort with partners like Trust Women to call out politicians in these states and gets lies out of abortion policy.”

Last year, the National Partnership released its own data showing more than 70 percent of abortion restrictions introduced in just the first two months of 2016 were based on lies. In 2016, the National Partnership ran state-based Lies to Laws campaigns in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. For more information about how abortion opponents are turning lies into laws, visit LiesIntoLaws.org/In-the-States.

 

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The Guttmacher Institute is a leading research and policy organization committed to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United States and globally. More information is available at Guttmacher.org.

 

Trust Women Foundation is a 501(c)(3). Trust Women opens clinics that provide abortion care in underserved communities so that all women can make their own decisions about their health care. Trust Women opened Trust Women South Wind Women’s Center in 2013 in Wichita, Kansas, and Trust Women South Wind Women’s Center in 2016 in Oklahoma City.

 

The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality health care and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at NationalPartnership.org.

 

 

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After a hiatus (winter hibernation?), the Trust Women newsletter is back.

Here’s the May 2017 newsletter. Please let us know what you think.

If you have feedback or suggestions for future newsletters, please reach out to Deb Gruver, director of communications.

You may reach Ms. Gruver at 316-425-3215 or email her at dgruver@itrustwomen.org.

 

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Trust Women Foundation is helping sponsor Voices for Choice, a lobby day May 2 at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka.

Raise your voice for reproductive choice. More information is available on the Voices for Choice Facebook event page.

To register, click here.

Events kick off at 9 a.m. with the Outstanding Ally in Government, Dr. George Tiller Courage and Next Generation awards. Participants will have a chance to meet with lawmakers and be briefed about relevant bills. Lunch will be served.

 

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We’re hiring a grant and research administrator.

The grants and research administrator is responsible for continuing to develop, maintain and monitor institutional giving from foundations. Please email info@itrustwomen.org to apply.

This is a part-time position with opportunities for full-time down the road. Weekend and evening hours as needed for events, travel and project deadlines.

The administrator will work in conjunction with and report to the CEO and director of development.

Grant and research administrator

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Developing a strategy for grant acquisition in coordination with the development department.
• Researching and prospecting potential funders and growing list of supportive foundations, building long-term relationships in the reproductive rights and reproductive justice movement.
• Writing, in collaboration with other departments as needed, proposals, budgets, reports and other ancillary materials in line with brand and messaging of the organization.
• Monitoring and managing grants income goal.
• Performing other development activities as may be required.
• Serving as a liaison between departments regarding grant issues.
• Providing stewardship for institutional contributors.
• Managing existing grants: tracking, developing internal reporting systems, composing reports, working with staff as needed to ensure project and program meets proposal conditions.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree required, MA a plus
• Experience with CRM systems (Every Action) is a plus
• Project management experience
• Proven track record for achieving revenue targets
• Nonprofit or philanthropic experience
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to think and problem-solve creatively
• Ability to work individually on a project or in a team environment
• Eager to meet and exceed objectives and take on more responsibility

Attributes:
• Passion and dedication to reproductive rights, abortion access and the mission of Trust Women
• Solutions-driven
• Doggedness and determination
• Ability to create great working relationships
• Sense of humor
• Self motivation

Please email info@itrustwomen.org to apply.

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We’re taking applications for internships for the summer and beyond. We have legislative, advocacy, communications and development internships available. Please see details below.

Questions? Please email us at info@itrustwomen.org.

We're looking for legislative, advocacy, communications and development interns.
LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP (Oklahoma, Kansas and Nationally)

Trust Women opens clinics that provide abortion care in underserved communities so that all women can make their own decisions about their health care. Internships for Trust Women provide the opportunity to see how each component of the organization works together; those who work for Trust Women wear many hats and assist each other as needed.

We are seeking motivated, take-charge interns with a passion for reproductive justice and an openness to learning. To become a Trust Women intern, applicants must be hard-working and dedicated. Interns will be provided with the opportunity to make a lasting impact with an organization making historical gains in an area of the country in need of innovative and adventurous activism. Class credit is available. On-site and virtual internships available.

Duties:
• Attend important legislative votes and hearings as schedule permits
• Update list of legislators and position on choice; track choice-related legislation
• Assist Trust Women lobbyist as necessary
• Assist with crafting Trust Women testimony to be presented at committee hearings
• Participate in coalition calls and meetings

Requirements:
• Knowledge of and experience with state government, particularly the legislative process
• Ability to read and summarize bills, navigate legislative websites
• Ability to attend important votes and hearings
• Strong written and spoken communication skills
• Able to work on multiple projects at a time
• Ability to meet deadlines and new challenges as they arise
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products
Preference will be given to candidates with political science or legal education or training.

How to Apply:
Indicate which position(s) you are interested in applying for, as well as when you are available to start. Please send the following items to info@itrustwomen.org:
• Cover letter
• Resume
• Three references at minimum
• Writing sample
• Letters of recommendation are welcome but not required.

ADVOCACY AND OUTREACH INTERNSHIP

Trust Women opens clinics that provide abortion care in underserved communities so that all women can make their own decisions about their health care. Internships for Trust Women provide the opportunity to see how each component of the organization works together; those who work for Trust Women wear many hats and assist each other as needed.

We are seeking motivated, take-charge interns with a passion for reproductive justice and an openness to learning. To become a Trust Women intern, applicants must be hard-working and dedicated. Interns will be provided with the opportunity to make a lasting impact with an organization making historical gains in an area of the country in need of innovative and adventurous activism. Class credit is available. On-site and virtual internships available.

Duties:
• Assist with recruitment, tracking and communication with volunteers
• Track volunteer engagement spreadsheets and schedule of volunteer opportunities
• Work closely with Advocacy and Outreach Director to research and create information materials used in tabling and educational events (for public and legislators)
• Research opportunities in both Kansas and Oklahoma for outreach and tabling events
• Assist with the planning and development of various actions
• Assist Advocacy and Outreach Director with various administrative projects

Requirements:
• Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Phone skills and the ability to sound natural and inviting on phone calls
• Highly organized and able to organize information efficiently
• Preference given to those with ability to work weekends and some evenings as outreach and advocacy actions arise

How to Apply:
Indicate which position(s) you are interested in applying for, as well as when you are available to start. Please send the following items to info@itrustwomen.org:
• Cover letter
• Resume
• Three references at minimum
• Writing sample
• Letters of recommendation are welcome but not required.

COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP

Trust Women opens clinics that provide abortion care in underserved communities so that all women can make their own decisions about their health care. Internships for Trust Women provide the opportunity to see how each component of the organization works together; those who work for Trust Women wear many hats and assist each other as needed.

We are seeking motivated, take-charge interns with a passion for reproductive justice and an openness to learning. To become a Trust Women intern, applicants must be hard-working and dedicated. Interns will be provided with the opportunity to make a lasting impact with an organization making historical gains in an area of the country in need of innovative and adventurous activism. Class credit is available. On-site and virtual internships available.

Duties:
• Work with WordPress and other programs to develop and maintain website content
• Assist Communications Director in compiling quarterly reports on website and social media performance
• Generate content for monthly electronic newsletters and other updates for supporters
• Assist with research and content for all Trust Women and Trust Women South Wind Women’s Center social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)

Requirements:
• Exhibit working knowledge of various social media platforms (this may mean making your profiles temporarily public during the interview process to get a sense of how well you have mastered these mediums.)
• Excellent written communication skills
• Fluency in WordPress is highly preferred
• Web development and/or graphic design knowledge and experience highly preferred
• Ability to report on quantitative and qualitative goals
• Ability to work and research independently and report back on a variety of projects

How to Apply:
Indicate which position(s) you are interested in applying for, as well as when you are available to start. Please send the following items to info@itrustwomen.org:
• Cover letter
• Resume
• Three references at minimum
• Writing sample
• Letters of recommendation are welcome but not required.

DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP

Trust Women opens clinics that provide abortion care in underserved communities so that all women can make their own decisions about their health care. Internships for Trust Women provide the opportunity to see how each component of the organization works together; those who work for Trust Women wear many hats and assist each other as needed.

We are seeking motivated, take-charge interns with a passion for reproductive justice and an openness to learning. To become a Trust Women intern, applicants must be hard-working and dedicated. Interns will be provided with the opportunity to make a lasting impact with an organization making historical gains in an area of the country in need of innovative and adventurous activism. Class credit is available. On-site and virtual internships available.

Duties:
• Craft fundraising letters and other correspondence with donors
• Assist with fundraising database, including regular reports, data entry and donors
• Assist with coordination of events, researching vendors, preparing invitations, making follow-up calls and tracking RSVPs
• Assist with research in to strategies to optimize donor engagement and fundraising
• Assist with proven fundraising in direct mail, online and non-traditional strategies
• Work with Development Director on various administrative projects

Requirements:
• Commitment and passion for organizational development and the ongoing health and success of a Trust Women Foundation.
• Excellent written and communication skills
• Familiarity with and use of a contribution tracking database highly preferred
• Excellent research skills
• Organizational and proficient administrative skills required

How to Apply:
Indicate which position(s) you are interested in applying for, as well as when you are available to start. Please send the following items to info@itrustwomen.org:
• Cover letter
• Resume
• Three references at minimum
• Writing sample
• Letters of recommendation are welcome but not required.

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Trust Women South Wind Women’s Center in Wichita is offering free or reduced-cost long-acting reversible contraception (LARCs) to women who qualify. The program began on April 3, 2017, the four-year anniversary of the clinic’s opening.

LARCs, which include IUDs (intrauterine devices), provide effective and reliable birth control for up to 10 years.

Trust Women received an $88,640 grant from an anonymous donor to make LARCs available to patients of its Wichita clinic.

“This program will allow us to help women who do not wish to have children at this time but who might not be able to afford long-acting reversible contraception,” said Julie Burkhart, founder and CEO of Trust Women. “We are thrilled to begin offering this program on our fourth anniversary. Helping women manage their reproductive health care is a core value at Trust Women.”

According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, LARCs are the most effective form of birth control available. During the first year of typical use, the association reports, less than one in 100 women using long-acting reversible contraception will become pregnant.

Women interested in the program may call South Wind Women’s Center at 316-260-6934 to learn more about the program and to see if they qualify.

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