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Fair Access to Fertility Treatment Act Toolkit

A Guide to Advocating for Access to Care in New York State

We are seeing positive movement on the Fair Access to Fertility Treatment Act (FAFTA) that RESOLVE helped draft that would add IVF and fertility preservation for cancer patients to NY’s current insurance law. We are continuing to work with our allies in the Coalition to Help Families Struggling with Infertility to pass this important bill this year, and we need YOU to get involved. As New York residents, your voice is the most important one! 

We need you to call and/or send letters to your State Senator and Assembymember encouraging them to support this pro-family bill (and another bill that legalizes gestational surrogacy). It will take just minutes to act and keep these bills moving closer to passage!

Call right now - we even have a script for you.

Send these letters now to the Assembly and Senate.

For those who want to do more, you can educate your lawmakers in person by visiting them in your district at any time. We have even developed a toolkit to help you schedule and conduct your meetings, including talking points and handouts. And to provide you with additional support in advocating on behalf of FAFTA, we have created a Facebook page for you to share what you are doing and connect with others who share your passion for greater access to care in New York.  

If you believe New Yorkers deserve access to the standard of care to treat the disease of infertility and allow cancer patients to have a chance at a family, please join the “Pass the Fair Access to Fertility Treatment Act” Facebook page, call and send letters to your State Senator and Assemblymember and volunteer to meet with your lawmakers by using the tools below. And be sure to sign up for emails from your lawmakers (or check their websites) so you receive notice of town hall meetings or coffees they may be hosting that you can attend and talk with them there. 

What’s included in this toolkit: 

I think sometimes people don’t realize how much power they have to bring about change. When you call or write or email your state legislators, we listen and pay attention to what’s important to you. When you share your personal stories, your voices become like a lion’s roar. So please don’t be shy and don’t be discouraged. Grassroots activism brings about change, though it may not happen as fast as you like, keep fighting and it will.“ -

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas - 36th District-Queens, NY

  1. Instructions for setting up a meeting with your lawmakers in your district. 
  2. Talking points to use during your meetings.
  3. Handouts to bring with you to your meetings.
  4. Sample social media messages
  5. Facebook page to share your feedback and encourage others, and remember to tag your lawmakers so they see how important this issue is to you and your fellow constituents.
  6. Feedback form to share meeting details so we can follow up with the lawmaker.

Please also let us know if you are willing to share your story with the media and/or personalize an op-ed. Email us at info@resolve.org.

Questions? Contact info@resolve.org

Please check the Facebook page for additional updates to keep the pressure on in your legislative districts. And please make sure your contact information is current so we can identify in which legislative district you live or work.

Thank you for your important help to pass the Fair Access to Fertility Treatment Act!