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Media Relations

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin’s media relations team works with members of the media to facilitate access to resources, connect them with experts, and help them cover issues that are important to the community. 

For media inquiries contact Iris Riis at [email protected] or call 608-256-7549 x2132. 

Press Releases

Planned Parenthood Advocates Supports Wisconsin Family Medical Leave Insurance Act

Today, Rep. Sondy Pope and Sen. Janis Ringhand unveiled the Wisconsin Family Medical Leave Insurance Act. If passed, this bill would create a state insurance program to provide paid leave for workers who take time off in order to care for themselves, a new child or a family member with a serious health condition.

Oct. 22, 2019 • Wisconsin

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi’s 2020 Budget Proposal Includes Increased Funding for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced Tuesday his 2020 budget proposal would include $200,000 for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPWI) to fund family planning and education services.This is an increase of $50,000 over previous funding levels.

Oct. 2, 2019 • Wisconsin


Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Thanks Gov. Evers for Standing up for Women’s Health

Governor Tony Evers today vetoed a package of anti-women’s health bills aimed at misinforming the public about abortion care.

June 21, 2019

Senate Republicans Choose Politics Over Health Care

Today, Senate Republicans chose to prioritize spreading misinformation and scoring political points over spending time on substantive legislation when they passed four bills targeting women’s health.

June 11, 2019 • Wisconsin

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Announces New Executive Director

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin (PPAWI) today announced that Mike Murray has taken the helm as the organization’s executive director. PPAWI is the advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and works towards enacting policies to advance health care access and support healthy women, families and communities.

June 11, 2019 • Wisconsin

Republican Lawmakers Put Politics Ahead of Health Care

Both the Senate and Assembly will today hold hearings on multiple bills that are not based in the reality of providing health care. These bills are being brought forward solely to spread misinformation about abortion and distract from the popular health care proposals in Governor Tony Evers’ budget.

May 7, 2019 • Wisconsin

Advocacy Community, Legislators Applaud Healthy Women, Healthy Babies Budget Proposal

Today, women’s health advocates and legislators joined together to voice support for Gov. Evers’ Healthy Women, Healthy Babies state budget initiative. This proposal takes a comprehensive approach to women’s health by not only restoring Planned Parenthood’s eligibility for state-controlled family planning funds, but also aims to support healthy pregnancies and births and eliminate racial disparities in maternal and infant health outcomes.

March 12, 2019 • Wisconsin

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Announces Judicial Endorsements

Today, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin (PPAWI) announced its endorsement of Judge Lisa Neubauer for Wisconsin Supreme Court and Attorney Danielle Shelton for Milwaukee County Circuit Court.

March 7, 2019 • Wisconsin

Planned Parenthood & The American Medical Association Sue Trump to Block Gag Rule

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Efforts to Block Care at Planned Parenthood & Dismantle Title X

 

March 7, 2019 • Wisconsin