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Nearing 6 months of attack after attack on reproductive rights, Planned Parenthood Generation Action, in partnership with Change Corps, is excited to launch the Summer of Defiance, a four week summer fellowship program!

This summer, we’re gearing up for the fight now and ahead for reproductive rights. Since the beginning of this year alone, we have are seen the outpouring of defiance from our young people across the nation.

As the largest, most diverse generation in American history, young people know just what’s at stake, and it has never been clearer than in this moment that young people are not going to let our country go backward –  not now, not ever.

When refugee and immigrant communities were torn apart, young people showed up. When we marched for reproductive freedom and gender equality, young people showed up. When science and climate change were denied, young people showed up.

So this summer, Planned Parenthood, Change Corps, and about 70 young activists will train for the fight ahead. Over the course of four weeks, our fellowship program will provide activists campaign and organizing skills while working on actual campaigns such as the national fight for health care reform or passing local sex education policy. Fellows will learn through  a variety of experiences – from canvassing and phone banking to planning and building volunteer teams –  and more. We’ll hit the streets in the following states:

Alaska       Texas        Montana        Michigan        Iowa

Washington       Indiana       Kentucky      New Jersey

But we know the work doesn’t end this summer. Our fellows will go on to hone their skills and building programs in their communities by joining their local Planned Parenthood Generation Action group on campus;signing on to become a Defender; joining local community action teams; or seeking career opportunities in organizing.

Stay tuned for more updates throughout the summer and how you can join us!

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