If you’re like us, you haven’t relaxed for the past two years. The election of Donald Trump and a GOP-controlled Congress brought unprecedented attacks upon Planned Parenthood and reproductive freedom. With the extraordinary support of people like you, Planned Parenthood has survived existential threats including multiple defunding attempts and attempts to repeal the ACA. And with so much at stake during the midterm elections, you marched -- you voted -- and we won!
In California, Planned Parenthood Advocates Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley (PP Advocates) helped flip five Congressional seats across the state, electing future Planned Parenthood champions to the House of Representatives. At the state and local levels, we helped elect passionate candidates who have vowed to protect reproductive freedom, from Governor-elect Gavin Newson to Altadena Library Board Trustee Katie Clark. With allies like you by our side, we’ve built a political movement in the San Gabriel Valley that protects the people and communities who rely on Planned Parenthood at all levels of government. Together, we rode a big pink wave to victory.
We are energized by this November’s results, but we can’t let up. PPAPSGV has ambitious plans from now through 2020. We will work to ensure a political environment that supports Planned Parenthood’s work throughout the San Gabriel Valley and across the country. And we will secure permanent fixes to the California state budget to sustainably fund Planned Parenthood services – no matter what.
Fuel our work and help create lasting change by becoming a Patron of our fourth annual event, A Night for Your Rights, on Thursday, May 9 from 6 to 8 pm. The tens of thousands of individuals who rely on Planned Parenthood for reproductive health care and sex education are depending on it.
Join the fight today as a Patron of A Night for Your Rights by purchasing a patron package!
Patron packages available now at www.bit.ly/rights19. Individual tickets will be available in April.
Planned Parenthood Advocates Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley (PP Advocates) is the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley.
In the midst of ongoing political attacks on reproductive rights and access to abortion, we’re taking a stand right here in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley.
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Planned Parenthood Advocates Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley is a 501c4 social welfare organization. Our mission is to preserve and broaden access to reproductive health care through legislation, public education, and electoral activity.
Legislate: PP Advocates works to introduce and support legislation that protects and expands reproductive health care services, accurate sexual health education, and reproductive rights, and to defeat legislation that restricts access to care or reproductive choice.
Educate: Through community organizing, fundraising and grassroots strength we organize people, mobilize power and stand with communities and groups to take action and ensure an informed electorate. We mobilize a strong network of grassroots supporters and build leadership to sustain the movement for access to reproductive health provided by Planned Parenthood health centers and other providers throughout Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley. We work to ensure that abortion remains a safe and legal medical procedure and actively work to dismantle abortion stigma.
Elect: PP Advocates endorses candidates and works to elect lawmakers who will support sexual health education, reproductive health and rights. PP Advocates is a non-partisan organization that endorses and partners with candidates and elected officials who support a full range of reproductive care regardless of political party or affiliation.