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Reviving Radical is a framework that guides PPGNY's organizational approach to listening, learning, and transforming relationships within communities of color, and strives to center accountability for how PPGNY shows up with and within community. Join us for an interactive community gathering with storytelling, live performances and healing spaces.
**This event will include American Sign Language interpretation, English/ Spanish simultaneous interpretation and child care. **
Planned Parenthood: The State of Abortion and Trans-Care in Our Region
PPGNY is co-sponsoring a panel and community gathering at Colgate University, featuring Jessica Vollaro on a panel on the state of abortion and gender affirming care. This event is open to the public. Read more here.
Community Health Resource Fair
Come find PPGNY at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center, September 27th from 5:30-7:30pm.
Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival
Seeking volunteers to help table at Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival during the following blocks:
Friday, September 29, 12-6pm
Saturday, September 30, 10-6pm
Sunday, October 1st, 10am-5pm
If you are available to help table, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
False Claims Act Case
Recent attacks against Planned Parenthood Federation of America and three Planned Parenthood affiliates have been brought by the State of Texas and an anonymous plaintiff. Doe v. PPFA falsely alleges that Planned Parenthood affiliates violated the federal False Claims Act and similar state laws by receiving Medicaid reimbursement for birth control and other basic health care services affiliates were lawfully able to provide. The plaintiffs are seeking $1.8 billion in civil penalties--a blatant and thinly veiled attack attempting to shut down Planned Parenthood.
Texas Planned Parenthood affiliates and PPFA followed the law, and, unequivocally, did not commit Medicaid fraud. This lawsuit is not based on truth — it is another egregious attempt to control our bodies and manipulate the future of sexual and reproductive health care in this country.
How you can get involved:
False Claims Act (FCA) Virtual Teach-In
Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Action Fund is hosting a virtual teach-in this fall, to hold space with our stakeholders, supporters, donor, activists, and volunteers to discuss the lawsuit, its impact, and ongoing ways to support Planned Parenthood. We invite you to join us as we come together and learn how we can fight alongside each other for sexual and reproductive rights, for Planned Parenthood.
The teach-in will be held online, during our week of action, on Thursday, October 19th from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Each person who signs up via this form will receive an update on the date, time, and ways to access the teach-in.
Become a Storyteller
Why do you fight for Planned Parenthood? We want to know. PPGNY Action Fund is calling for activists to share their motivations for supporting us. Your shared experience will help us mobilize supporters and partners to fight back against the recent egregious attacks on sexual and reproductive health care coming out of Texas.
Protect Virginia’s Status as a Key Abortion Access State
Please join us in phone banking efforts to help get out the vote for our endorsed candidates to protect Virginia’s status as a key abortion access state! Phone banking shifts available between Sept 28 and November 6 (election eve).
Sign up for a phone banking shift here!
New Yorkers for Equal Rights
New Yorkers for Equal Rights is a coalition of civil rights and reproductive rights organizations in the fight for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The ERA is an amendment to New York’s State Constitution that adds protections for people who experience discrimination based on ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, and sex- including sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes, reproductive healthcare, and autonomy. By codifying pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes into our constitution, the ERA will protect against any government actions that would curtail a person’s reproductive autonomy or their access to reproductive health care, including abortion bans and Medicaid restrictions.
For more ways to learn and get involved, please click HERE.
Demand Court Reform Now
The federal court system and the Supreme Court are being used as weapons to restrict and take away our rights. Planned Parenthood is calling for bold changes to our courts, and we need you to join the fight. Sign your name to join us in the call to reform our federal courts.
PPGNY AF Advocacy Programs
The Raíz program resulted from a very successful Affordable Care Act (ACA) education campaign throughout various U.S. states. The work accomplished during the ACA campaign highlighted the interest in Latinx communities to receive information around health care access, as well as the opportunity to bring more Latinxs into the conversation around reproductive justice and leadership development. The core of Raíz is grassroots community organizing in Latinx communities around topics of reproductive health, rights, and access. Raíz is intersectional in its work and provides volunteers and members opportunities for leadership and action across various issues, including sex education, voter registration, and immigration. We are currently recruiting bilingual volunteers and local volunteer leads. For more information about ways to get involved in Region 1, please contact email@example.com and for ways to get involved in Region 2 & Region 3 please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't know which region you are in? Click here to find out!
The Black Organizing Program (BOP) supports and uplifts the political and social power of Black communities through advocacy and organizing, education, and resource distribution to build an equitable and inclusive movement that centers and protects those who are most impacted by social and reproductive injustices and attacks. For more information about ways to get involved, please contact email@example.com.
Planned Parenthood Generation Action is a movement of young activists across the nation who organize events on their campuses and in their communities to mobilize advocates for reproductive freedom, raise public awareness and education about reproductive health and rights. There are currently 12 campus groups across PPGNY. We encourage any campus organizations and individual activists who are committed to the fight for reproductive freedom to join the network. For more information about ways to get involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our health clinic escorts work to ensure a safer entry and exit of our health centers for our patients without fear of organized protest, disruption or torment. Our program runs in the follow health centers: NYC, Nassau County, Poughkeepsie, and Newburgh. For more information about ways to get involved with escorting in NYC and Nassau, please contact email@example.com and for ways to get involved with escorting in Poughkeepsie and Newburgh, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Protect Abortion Access for All
Tell our courts to protect access to Mifepristone by adding your name to the People's Brief!
National Volunteer Program
Sign up to get involved as a volunteer for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, both nationally and locally.
Support Patient Privacy
Express your support for the Biden administration's proposed rule on protecting abortion patient privacy. Let's urge them to finalize the rule as soon as possible!
Join the I Stand With Immigrants #CelebrateImmigrants tours, where they visit towns across America and set up art installations that express that city’s devotion and appreciation for its immigrant communities. If you live in Los Angeles, CA; Detroit, MI; and Charlotte, NC, be sure to stop by and join in on the celebrations.
Supporting Our Literary Partners
Expecting Complications: Undoing Our Cultural Ignorance Around Pregnancy Loss and Grief
Two local writers and friends, Rebecca Little and Colleen Long, are seeking stories about pregnancy loss, specifically experienced by transgender and nonbinary folks. Their book explores every aspect of misunderstood experiences—ectopic pregnancies, miscarriages, stillbirths, abortions, and pregnancies terminated for medical reasons. Their intention is to re-center pregnant people and their stories, particularly stories that have been neglected or outright ignored.
You can learn more and contact them directly through their website.
It Takes a Village with the Brooklyn Public Library
Hosted by Diaspora Community Services, “It Takes A Village” is a maternal health community conversation on Saturday, September 23rd, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The event will take place in the Trustees Room at the Central Library located at 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238.
Check out our Action Fund website here.