NARAL Petition at Engendering Progress: Sign Before It’s Too Late


On Wednesday, the Senate rejected the spending bill (and the Pence Amendment) that would defund Planned Parenthood and other clinics funded by Title X. The bill had frightened advocates for women’s health when it passed the House earlier this year. Now the bill goes back for negotiations. This means it’s not over yet. We could still lose funding for birth control and vital health services.

Want to help prevent the loss of access to women’s health? Join MYD in NYC on Thursday, March 24th at Engendering Proress, an event to honor female thought-leaders and activists. NARAL Pro-choice NYC will be speaking at Engendering Progress and passing around a petition for attendees to sign. They will deliver this petition to our representatives in Washington asking them not cut Title X funding.

Engendering Progress will be held on Thursday, March 24th from 7-11pm at popular establishment Marquee in Manhattan.

 

Honorees include: GEMS, Domestic Workers United, Women’s Media Center, Krista Brenner (a pro-choice activist and one of the few women in New York State to hold the position of campaign manager in 2010) and Lizz Winstead, co-creator of the Daily Show. We are expecting a strong showing of several hundred progressive young people.
 
The Facebook is HERE.

Co-sponsors include: Paradigm Shift (NYC’s Feminist Community), WomenElect and NARAL Pro-choice NYC. Come join us!

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  • tstirek

    I’m really looking forward to this event! It’s so amazing to me that in the year 2011 we have to continue the fight for affordable and safe healthcare for women. It’s just so clearly designed to keep our minds off of the bigger picture issues (the economy, jobs, the war on terror) and it is wasting all of our time! It’s so sad and frustrating.

    I’m so grateful that events and groups like this exist so we can get together and continue to fight for equality on all levels.

    Thanks Heather!

  • beenthere72

    PP Rally in Boston this weekend:

     

    Join us for a rally on March 19th
     
    Stand with Planned Parenthood on Saturday, March 19th at a rally on Boston Common, from 12 – 1 p.m.  We need to create a visible show of support for Planned Parenthood, and inform the public about the critical health services that are at stake.  Please bring your friends and family to the Common’s Parkman Bandstand and make your voices heard.  Email pinfo@pplm.org for more information.