Folks in Congress have left the building… at least until September. Now, lawmakers are back in their home districts, facing constituents about whether or not they voted to stand with the millions of people who rely on affordable and reliable health care.
You know what we’re talking about. YOU helped to defeat the worst bill for women’s health in a generation! For months, an army of pink-clad Planned Parenthood patients, supporters and advocates organized rallies, spoke out at town halls, phone banked and delivered petitions in opposition to Trumpcare. And it worked.
Planned Parenthood South Atlantic supporters event took to the streets in D.C. to spread the word about the millions who rely on affordable health care like what Planned Parenthood provides. In a matter of hours we witnessed the power of grassroots organizing, and at the end of the day participated in a historic march on the Capitol with thousands of supporters.
This victory for health care is sweet, but we know the fight is far from over. We know attacks will keep coming from federal and state lawmakers, especially from politicians who don’t trust women to make their own deeply personal reproductive health care decisions.
While members of Congress are home during the August recess, we are sending a clear message: politicians must stop their attacks on women’s health and attempts to block millions from preventive care at Planned Parenthood. It’s not what the American people want at all.
But as long as they keep coming, we will keep fighting.