Join us in gearing up to fight even harder for women’s health and rights — right now, and for the next two years. Here are seven ways you can take action today.
Hold Congress Accountable
Help us hold members of the “lame duck” Congress accountable for heeding the message sent by women voters in this election. Tweet at members of Congress from both parties and tell them to act on four commonsense policies to support women’s access to health care:
- Fund comprehensive sex education.
- Fund family planning and cancer screenings for low-income women.
- Provide no-copay birth control to all military personnel.
- Provide equitable abortion coverage for Peace Corps volunteers.
Support Your Local
Advocacy and Political Group
If you want to take action in-person, find your local Planned Parenthood advocacy or political group. From there, get on your local group’s e-mail list.
Are You a Student?
Join or Start 'Generation Action'
on Your Campus
Young activists organize Planned Parenthood Generation Action Network events on their campuses. You can mobilize advocates for reproductive freedom and educate young people about sexual health by joining a Generation Action group at your school. If you want to start a group yourself, contact the Youth Organizing Team!
Volunteer at Your
Planned Parenthood Health Center
Check out the volunteer opportunities at your area health center. Volunteering can include escorting patients outside health centers with hostile protesters, community outreach, and providing sexual health education at one of Planned Parenthood’s approximately 700 affiliate health centers.
Share Your Story
How has Planned Parenthood been there for you? Has Planned Parenthood provided you with health care, education, or advocacy opportunities at some point in your life? If so, share your story.
Enroll for Health Insurance
And Tell Others to Do It!
Thanks to Obamacare's preventive health benefits, more than 48 million women can already benefit from access to fully covered women's health services — but many more women, men, and families are eligible to enroll. Good news: Enrollment for health insurance under Obamacare is open through Feb. 15, 2015.
Learn what to consider in choosing a health plan, how to get help paying for it, and where to sign up at PlannedParenthoodHealthInsuranceFacts.org (English) and PlannedParenthoodAsegurate.org (Spanish). Remember, if you don’t have health insurance and you fail to sign up by February 2015, you will likely have to pay a fine.
Find Your Community Online
The most immediate way to get plugged into the fight for women's health and rights is to sign up for our emails and follow us online on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. Our social media properties give you breaking news, opportunities to take action, and a space to share your voice.
We also have advocacy groups for specific communities. Join one that you identify with:
- Become a part of Planned Parenthood Black Community by tweeting at @PPBlackComm.
- Learn about Latinos for Planned Parenthood, and get involved by sending them a message. You can also follow Latinos for Planned Parenthood on Facebook.com/PlannedParenthoodEspanol and on Twitter at @Latinos4pp.
- Read about the Clergy Advocacy Board, and learn about joining the group by sending them a message.