With a sexist, racist bully vying for the White House, there’s a lot at stake on November 8 –– like our rights, our freedom, and access to health care. We can’t take a back seat.
Donald Trump thinks he can insult, demean, and divide millions of Americans and still win the presidency. We won’t let that happen.
We must come out in full force this election and vote for leaders like Hillary Clinton who will protect access to safe and legal abortion, affordable birth control, and care at Planned Parenthood health centers.
Are you ready to #PinkOutTheVote? Here are five ways you can!
#1: Find Out Where Your Candidates Stand
The first step toward action is educating yourself. If you are unsure of your candidates’ positions on the issues that matter most to you, start in one of these two places:
For an overview of where candidates in key races stand, go to PlannedParenthoodAction.org/Elections/Candidates. We lay out the top facts about the the Clinton-Kaine and Trump-Pence tickets, as well as crucial gubernatorial and Senate races where reproductive health champions have the biggest opportunity to win.
Find out which 2016 candidates have been endorsed by the Planned Parenthood advocacy and political organizations with our Planned Parenthood Action Fund 2016 voter guide. Search by your location to find the local, state, and federal candidates who Planned Parenthood advocacy and political organizations have endorsed. The voter guide includes candidates’ reproductive rights voting records and scores, as well as information on key ballot initiatives.
To protect and expand reproductive rights, we need volunteers who are ready to take action locally and online. We strive to create a strong and diverse volunteer community. If you’re ready to volunteer, fill out this short form. You’ll get connected to local organizers and/or Planned Parenthood Action Fund's national staff.
Want to know what your local organizations are and follow them on social media? Check out our list of Planned Parenthood advocacy and political groups — including their websites, as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages.
#3 Take the 2016 Election Pledge
From now until Election Day, Planned Parenthood Action Fund is going all out to put an ally in the White House, defeat opponents in Congress, and win big for reproductive health and rights nationwide. If you’re with us — if you’re willing to do whatever it takes to secure these critical victories — take the pledge today!
#4: Fight Voter Suppression
Donald Trump is threatening to reject the voice of the people if he loses the election — and he’s calling on his supporters to monitor the polls. If anybody intimidates you at the polls or if you see anybody trying to interfere in others’ right to vote, call 1-866-OUR-VOTE.
#5: Make a Plan to VOTE!
This time next week, our country will have elected a new president. It’s your duty to have voted and been a part of it. But you can’t get yourself to the polls without a plan. In fact, research has shown that people who make a plan to vote are more likely to actually turn out on Election Day.
Use our vote plan tool to make your own plan. Afterward, you'll get a copy of your individual vote plan — and you’ll be ready to make history (or, shall we say, HERstory)!
Access to safe and legal abortion, affordable birth control, and the right of patients to choose Planned Parenthood as their health care provider are all on the ballot this election. Make a difference and #PinkOutTheVote in 2016!