Join us for Youth Lobby Day on April 9!

Mark your calendars! Join Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts and Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Action Fund as we galvanize youth from across the state to lobby for Comprehensive Sexual Education and the Reproductive Freedom and Equity Program. Check-in will begin at 9:30 am for a rally at 10 am and then you'll get the chance to speak with legislators about why sex education and access to reproductive healthcare is important to you! Lunch provided.

Register here!

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Spotlight on the ERA Campaign!
The Equal Rights Amenmend 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. Read more below!
Sign up for our ERA Campaign by filling our this form.

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Want to get involved locally? Email michelle.cardenas@ppgreaterny.org. 

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(Schenectady, Schoharie, Saratoga, Warren, Washington, Fulton, Hamilton, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, Montgomery,Delaware, Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, and Sullivan Counties) 

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Want to get involved locally? Email Ruth.AndradeVidal@ppgreaterny.org

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(Allegany, Steuben, Chemung, Schuyler, Tompkins, Tioga, Broome, and Chenango counties) 

Ithaca Community Meeting

This meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 6:00 PM -  7:00 PM ET. Register here!

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Want to get involved locally? Email caitlin.hunter@ppgreaterny.org

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The Equal Rights Amendment Campaign

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.

Upcoming ERA events:

ERA Teach-in with BK Forge: April 8 at Ancient Song Doula Services at 6:30 pm. More info here.
Help Pass the ERA! Panel with Progressive Schenectady: April 11, 6:30-7:30 pm at the Schenectady Public Library.
ERA Text Banking with PPGNYAF!: April 15, 5-6:30 pm, register
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ERA Text Banking with PPGNYAF!: April 24, 4-5:30 pm, register here.

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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.

Sign the petition here.

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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, please contact loriel.sanchez@ppgreaterny.org.

 

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 loriel.sanchez@ppgreaterny.org.

 

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 see our PPGen website.

 

 

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, please contact morgan.cousins@ppgreaterny.org, for ways to get involved in Nassau, please michelle.cardenas@ppgreaterny.org and for ways to get involved with escorting in Poughkeepsie and Newburgh, please contact Ruth.AndradeVidal@ppgreaterny.org.

 

 

 

 

Protect Abortion Access for All

Tell our courts to protect access to Mifepristone by adding your name to the People's Brief! 

Sign Here

 

National Volunteer Program 

Sign up to get involved as a volunteer for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, both nationally and locally. 

Sign up here!

 

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!

Send your message here. 

 

Celebrate Immigrants!

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.

 

 

 

Join the for the Coverage4All Campaign!

PPGNY is part of the steering committee for Coverage4All, fighting for healthcare coverage for ALL New Yorkers. Coverage4All legislation (A3020B/S22378) would expand health insurance access for New Yorkers who are exluded from eligibility because of their immigration status. 

Share your testimony! 

Over 255,000 New Yorkers do not have health insurance coverage and therefore have little to very limited access to healthcare due to their immigration status. Are you personally impacted? Share your story- let them know how being excluded from health insurance programs has impacted your access to care and your life.

Please feel out this google form if you’re interested in sharing your story. 

 

 

 

  

Check out our Action Fund website here.