Issue: Funding for Planned Parenthood (PP) is under serious threat. As the senate finalizes their health care bill, they need to be reminded of all the people who will loose essential health care services if PP centers are forced to close. If you think PP is just an abortion provider read, more about the organization here:
Actions: Join supporters nationwide to let Members of Congress and others know you stand with Planned Parenthood as a provider of essential services for millions of people, both locally and across this country.
1) Call Senators Graham and Scott.
(The number of calls really matters, so, yes, you calling 10 times is actually 10 times better than calling once.)
Senator Lindsey Graham:
email (website): https://www.lgraham.senate.gov
Washington, DC office: 202-224-5972
Mt. Pleasant office: 843-849-3887
Senator Tim Scott:
email (website) https://www.scott.senate.gov
Washington, DC office: 202-224-6162, Toll Free: 855-425-6324
North Charleston office: 843-727-4525
Suggested Script: Hi, my name is __________, and I live in ___________.
I’m calling to ask Senator _________to vote NO on any attempt to defund Planned Parenthood. Withholding funding from Planned Parenthood is blatantly political and is an attack on women’s health and rights. This move will take health care away from the people who need it most. If Congress cuts funding to Planned Parenthood, millions will be left without access to birth control, lifesaving cancer screenings, and other basic care. Many of them will have nowhere else to go for the health care they need. I’m counting on Senator _______ to do the right thing and stand up for the Planned Parenthood patients in our community and across the country who are counting on those health centers.
Thank you for your time.
2) If you have a Facebook account #PinkOut your profile picture so your friends and family know you’re always proud to stand with Planned Parenthood.
3) Join the Thunderclap to lend a social media post to a special Pink Out Day message. Everyone’s post will launch together at 12:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday in a show of force that lawmakers can’t ignore.
Submitted by: Pam Madaio, co-chair of the Women’s Reproductive Rights Committee