Handmaids go to DC
On June 27th, New York State Planned Parenthood patients and supporters headed to DC to oppose the Senate Trumpcare bill that “defunds” Planned Parenthood, repeals the ACA, and decimates the Medicaid program. As part of a nationwide fight against this devastating bill, New Yorkers flooded Congressional phonelines, emailed, rallied and took the fight directly to DC. New Yorkers participated in"The People's Fillibuster" to raise their voices for our care and the Handmaids stood in silent rebuke of the Senate shenanigans to pass off a tax break for the wealthiest as a health care plan.
New York State Pink Out!
New York State went PINK on June 21, 2017 as Planned Parenthood patients and supporters rallied to protect access to our care and oppose Trumpcare. Pink Out rallies and events took place statewide including Albany, New York City, Hempstead, Syracuse, Ithaca, Rochester and Buffalo. It was a beautiful night in Albany's West Capitol Park as hundreds joined to amplify the glow at the Alfred E. Smith Building, City Hall and the Capitol!
Handmaids at New York State Capitol
The Handmaids came to the New York State Capitol as the 2017 Legislative Session was coming to a close at the end of June. With the Senate Majority leadership stalling on critically needed reproductive health legislation, the Handmaids were a visible reminder that New York State needs the Reproductive Health Act (A1748 Glick, S2796 Krueger) to preserve access to legal abortion and the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (A1378 Cahill, S3668 Bonancic) to ensure insurance coverage includes contraception.
Clergy Day of Action
This year's Clergy Day on May 9th was very productive with a record number of clergy from all across New York State meeting in Albany and sharing their religious perspective with statewide lawmakers and staff. This event offers a powerful reminder of our state's religious diversity and the widespread support for access to reproductive health care. The annual event is sponsored by Concerned Clergy for Choice, a project of the Education Fund of Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts (formerly Family Planning Advocates of NYS.)
Day of Action 2017
More than 1,700 reproductive health and rights advocates, patients and supporters from around the state convened in Albany to stand up and stand strong for reproductive health care on January 30, 2017.
This year’s lobby day included:
- Meeting with state representatives and staff to advocate for our health care and rights.
- Actions to support Planned Parenthood
- A rally that included Planned Parenthood voices and statewide leaders.
Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of our state’s advocacy day in 2018! Stay tuned as details are coming about Day of Action 2018!