Trump and members of Congress who incited the violent insurrection must be held accountable.
New York - Today, as we celebrate the life of Dr. King, we are reminded of how far we’ve come as a nation in the fight for justice and equality, and how much further we must go to truly achieve freedom for all.
We recently witnessed white supremacists storm the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. in an attempted coup incited by the president. Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Action Fund (PPGNY Action Fund) calls for a swift impeachment trial of the president and the immediate removal of all those who instigated, supported, or participated in the violence on the U.S. Capitol. We will not allow the violent insurrection of that day to diminish this pivotal moment in the pursuit of racial equity and a more just society. Next week this nation will carry forward Dr. King’s legacy by welcoming a new administration, one that vows to uphold and advance his dream.
Statement from Joy D. Calloway, Interim CEO, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Action Fund:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, ‘True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.' Today we honor Dr. King’s legacy by standing in solidarity with our elected leaders and allies to protect, restore, and secure our democracy. It is time to prioritize passing bold structural democracy reform measures, including DC Statehood, restoring the Voting Rights Act, and criminal justice reform.
We recently witnessed white supremacists terrorize lawmakers at the U.S. Capitol and attempt to undermine our democracy, reminding us we are in the midst of not just a period, but centuries of racial trauma and violence. The twice-impeached President and members of Congress, who incited this violence, must be held accountable. Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Action Fund stands with Speaker Pelosi and congressional leaders in support of the impeachment and removal of Trump.
Planned Parenthood of Greater New York commits to advancing race+ equity goals for staff, patients, and communities. PPGNY does this by achieving transformative milestones in building a fair and inclusive organizational culture, improving quality and expanding access to care in a myriad of ways, and by advocating for our patients with your support and partnership. Click here to learn more about PPGNY’s Equity Transformation Journey.
Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Action Fund is the advocacy arm of PPGNY. The Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Action Fund engages in educational and electoral activity, including issue advocacy, voter education, and grassroots organizing to promote Planned Parenthood's mission. The Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Action Fund is a non-partisan, non-profit organization affiliated with Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.