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Activist Council

The PPNYC Action Fund Activist Council engages New Yorkers in the fight for reproductive freedom through outreach, education, and advocacy initiatives.

It’s a great opportunity to gain organizing skills, build community power, and connect with New York City reproductive health, rights, and justice activists!

Activist Council Workgroups

Sex Ed Advocacy

Sex Ed activists advocate for and embody comprehensive, inclusive, sex-positive sexuality education for New Yorkers throughout the life course. They plan educational events and forums for the community, lead safe sex outreach, and cultivate sexual health awareness.

Political Action

Political activists support PPNYC’s legislative priorities and help carry out PPNYC Votes’ electoral goals. Activists work to inform and engage voters, organize phone banks and letter-writing campaigns, and visit elected officials to support or oppose legislation.


The Fundraising Committee is dedicated to raising money and awareness through events and peer-to-peer fundraising to support the health care, educational services, and advocacy initiatives of PPNYC.

Field Outreach

Field Outreach activists engage and educate our communities about PPNYC’s health center services, education programs, advocacy work, and sign up new supporters! Field leads tabling efforts and supports rallies and actions at events across the five boroughs.

Health Center Escorts

Health Center Escorts help us create a warm and welcoming PPNYC community. Escorts are trained to support patients by volunteering outside our health centers.


Each Activist Council workgroup has co-chairs who lead the group, strategize, plan meetings and events, and work directly with staff for support.

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For the last 12 years, this incredible group of reproductive health, rights, and justice activists have played a crucial role in advancing Planned Parenthood of New York City's work!

Join the Activist Council

To become an Activist Council member, individuals must complete a full-day training session designed to bring new activists up to speed on current reproductive health, rights, and justice issues, review sexual and reproductive health care services offered at PPNYC, learn important messaging skills, and meet other New Yorkers passionate about protecting people's access to health care. 


We invite you to join the Activist Council!

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