Monthly Monitor: November 2017
By Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri | Nov. 30, 2017, 5 p.m.
Fight for Birth Control
Birth control is basic health care that the majority of people will either use or benefit from at some point in their lifetime. And it's something that your boss or your member of Congress or the president has no business controlling — but they’re trying to. The Trump Administration is working to roll back protections that have helped 62.4 million women access birth control by guaranteeing that it is covered in all health insurance plans. This is a simple and common-sense policy requiring that the plans women pay for include ALL the health care they need. The Trump Administration’s proposal would eliminate these protections, restricting women’s access to birth control.
Enough is enough. Basic reproductive health care shouldn't be up for debate. Take action — tell the Trump Administration to stop its attacks on birth control.
- Take Action: FightForBirthControl.org
- Planned Parenthood: Who’s Most Impacted by Attacks on Birth Control?
Get Covered! Health Insurance Open Enrollment
The Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period ends December 15th. You can get help from trained Marketplace Assisters through Planned Parenthood and the Cover Missouri Coalition. These assisters can answer your questions and help you find a plan that fits both your health care and financial needs. Spread the word and help Missourians #GetCovered!
- St. Louis: Contact Dana Dreher at 314-531-7526 ext. 358
- Springfield: Contact Sarah Goble at 417-883-3800 ext. 808
- Statewide: Find a Cover Missouri Assister Near You
Share Your Story
Your experience matters. Your perspective matters. Sharing your story is one of the most powerful ways to support Planned Parenthood.
Missouri politicians recently added even more medically unnecessary restrictions on safe, legal abortion by passing Senate Bill 5. It’s more important than ever to lift up the stories of patients who are navigating political barriers to access the health care they need.
Whether it’s birth control, STI testing, annual exams or safe, legal abortion, tell us why you #StandWithPP!
Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri: Share Your Story
Stand With Planned Parenthood in Your Community
Recap: Healthy Neighborhood Canvass
On Saturday, November 18th, 24 volunteers joined Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri, the International Institute of St. Louis, and the Cherokee Street Business Association for a door-to-door Healthy Neighborhood Canvass in South Saint Louis.
Despite the unpredictable weather, the event was a success! Volunteers knocked doors in the neighborhood surrounding Planned Parenthood’s South Grand Health Center. They spread the word about health and education services offered at Planned Parenthood, including high-quality, affordable reproductive health care, comprehensive sex education, and assistance with enrolling in health insurance. In addition to sharing information, volunteers gathered more than 60 petitions from community members who support Planned Parenthood. Stay tuned for future Healthy Neighborhood Canvass events!
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 Southwest Missouri Grassroots Organizer Stacy Sherrod
- Join from St. Louis: Email Economic Justice Organizer Nikia Paulette
Clean Missouri Democracy Reform Campaign
Planned Parenthood is supporting Clean Missouri, a non-partisan effort to reform our democracy by banning big lobbyist gifts, capping campaign contributions, and improving the way we draw legislative district lines. Join us and help put power back in voters' hands!
- Springfield: Email Southwest Missouri Grassroots Organizer Stacy Sherrod
- St. Louis: Email Lead Grassroots Organizer Alaina Smith
Find Events Near You
Check Planned Parenthood’s national calendar to find events planned in your community!
- Planned Parenthood Event Calendar: Find an event near you