Planned Parenthood Supporters Join #ThePeoplesProtest
More than 170 Planned Parenthood supporters in pink #IStandWithPP tees were among the 1700+ at “The People’s Protest” on Wednesday, August 30. While the president visited Springfield for a private speech, Missourians stood together against President Trump and Gov. Greitens’ anti-worker, anti-family, anti-health care agendas.
Planned Parenthood supporters focused on President Trump’s plan to roll back the Affordable Care Act’s rule ensuring patients have access to birth control without a copay. This would make it easier for employers and universities to deny women this coverage.
More than 55 million women now have access to birth control without a copay as a result of the current rule. Women saved an estimated $1.4 billion on birth control pills the first year the law was in effect. Repealing this rule threatens to undo years of progress in reducing unintended pregnancy. Planned Parenthood supporters stand with the majority of Americans who support no-copay birth control — because women’s ability to access basic health care should not be up for debate.
- OzarksFirst: Groups React to President’s Visit to Springfield
- Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri: Photos from #ThePeoplesRally
Tell Gov. Greitens: Want to cut red tape? Then start with #NoMoTRAPLaws!
Gov. Eric Greitens says he wants to cut red tape. Nevertheless, he eagerly signed 30+ pages of new red tape in Senate Bill 5, a targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP) law.
Senate Bill 5 is the definition of red tape. Its requirements will increase the burden on Missourians, while doing nothing to protect their health or safety.
Senate Bill 5 adds to the extensive web of TRAP laws that has left Missourians who seek safe, legal abortion with just one provider in the entire state. Sign our petition and tell Gov. Greitens: Want #NoMoRedTape? Then #NoMoTRAPLaws!
- Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri: NoMoTRAPLaws.com
Stand With Planned Parenthood in Your Community
Recap: Mid-Missouri Pridefest
This past weekend, Planned Parenthood was proud to stand with our LGBTQ patients, supporters, allies, and friends at the Mid-Missouri PrideFest in Columbia. Thank you to all who stopped by and visited us at our booth! Planned Parenthood volunteers gave out more than 250 condoms and had more than 200 supporters sign "I Stand With Planned Parenthood" petitions.
Recap: Missouri Southern State University Community Day
Intern Angie Slavens represented Planned Parenthood at the Missouri Southern State University Community Day in Joplin on Wednesday, August 23. Angie gathered signatures on “I Stand With Planned Parenthood” petitions and shared information about Planned Parenthood’s health care and education services with more than 100 attendees.
Recap: Harris-Stowe State University
For the first time, Planned Parenthood participated in Harris-Stowe State University’s Student Outreach Health Fair! Hundreds of students engaged in hands-on health demonstrations, HIV testing, and interactive information sessions on birth control, sexually transmitted infections, and preventive reproductive health care. The students learned a great deal, and everyone had fun! Planned Parenthood was grateful to participate in this event with with Harris-Stowe, and we look forward to additional collaborations in the future!
Show-Me $15 Labor Day Action & Parade in St. Louis
Join Planned Parenthood as we stand with Show-Me $15 in St. Louis on Labor Day this Monday, September 4. We will march with community organizations, labor unions, working families, and local advocacy groups to lift up workers fighting for a living wage and union rights.
A living wage = healthy families!
- Event Info: RSVP Here
Friday Phone Banks
Join the fight for access to health care on the state and federal levels! Join Planned Parenthood organizers and volunteers to make calls every Friday from 12-3 PM — you can participate in person or join remotely!
- Join from Springfield: Email Stacy, grassroots organizer
- Join from Columbia: Email Cortney, grassroots organizer
- Join from Kansas City: Email Jack, grassroots organizer
- Join from St. Louis: RSVP for 9/8
Clean Misouri Democracy Reform Campaign - Signature Gathering
Planned Parenthood is a member of the Clean Missouri Coalition, an effort to reform our democracy by banning big lobbyist gifts, capping campaign contributions, and improving the way we draw district lines. This non-partisan initiative would revolutionize Missouri politics, putting power back in voters' hands! Join Planned Parenthood and our Clean Missouri coalition partners for a training session followed by team signature-gathering to put the issue on the November 2018 ballot!
- Springfield: Email Southwest Missouri Grassroots Organizer Stacy Sherrod
- St. Louis: Email Lead Grassroots Organizer Alaina Smith or find an canvass near you
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