PLANNED PARENTHOOD ADVOCATES OF OHIO VOLUNTEERS JOIN MARCH TO END POVERTY IN CLEVELAND
Cleveland, OH — Today, while the Republican National Convention kicked off in Cleveland, a group of dedicated Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio volunteers took to the streets — marching in solidarity with other progressive activists and organizers in the End Poverty Now! March for Economic Justice to protest unfair economic policies that have threatened the well-being and health care of too many.
Quote from Lauren Lynch-Novakovic, Northeast Ohio Regional Field Manager from Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio:
"Access to care at Planned Parenthood health centers is so important. That's why we took to the streets today. No one's basic health care should be under attack. We're here to make sure everyone has access to basic care like cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment, and birth control, no matter who their employer is or how much money they make."
A broad coalition of activists marched through the streets of Cleveland to bring attention to unfair economic policies and reject racist, sexist, and discriminatory policies.
This kicks off a week of action from Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio volunteers who are protesting the attacks on access to reproductive health care happening in Ohio and across the country. This past year, access to care at Planned Parenthood health centers has been under attack. This Congress voted to block patients’ access to care at Planned Parenthood nine times. Officials in 24 states are moving to “defund” access to Planned Parenthood.
For more information on Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s activities in Cleveland this week, please email [email protected].