Choice Words from Planned Parenthood Los Angeles: Call Your CA Legislators!


In the past four weeks, we
have flooded the legislature with nearly 4,000 phone calls urging our elected
officials to reject the Governor’s proposed cut to the state family planning
program – Family PACT. Thank you for your help! We are making an impact –
but we’re not done yet!

The budget is still not final,
so we can’t let up the pressure now. Cuts to the Family PACT program would force
millions of women, men, and teens to go without affordable birth control, cancer
screenings, and STD testing and treatment. Our state’s leadership needs to hear
from you – if you live in California please call Assemblymember Karen Bass, Senator Darrell Steinberg, and
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger TODAY!


Assemblymember Karen Bass:        916-319-2047

Senator Darrell Steinberg:             916-651-4006

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger:  916-445-2841

 

Sample
Script:

Hello, my name is ____________ . I’m calling
to urge the (Assemblymember/Senator/Governor) to support the budget Conference
Committee’s decision to protect family planning funds.
 Cuts to Family
PACT would cause California to lose hundreds of millions of
dollars in matching federal funds and because family planning provides basic
health care to millions of women including cancer screenings, birth control and
STD testing and treatment.

Can we count on the 
___________(Assemblymember/Senator/Governor) to support the Committee’s vote and
protect family planning?

After
you call, let us know!
  Please
email grassroots@pp-la.org and let us know who
you contacted.


Let’s make sure our message is heard loud and clear in Sacramento!
Thank you for all you do for women’s health in California– please stay tuned for more updates
and ways to take action to protect family planning services.

Until next time,
these have been my Choice Words!

Serena

 

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