Tues 7/10: Join with Planned Parenthood this evening to protect Title X. Bring men.

Pro-Choice supporters try to block Pro-Life demonstrators in front of the Supreme Court during the annual March for Life on the anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling in Washington, USA on January 27, 2017. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Gather up the teenagers in your house and introduce them to activism on an issue that will have a real effect on their lives.

And don’t just take the girls…

As this great article states: “What we too seldom hear is that men should also tell their abortion stories. We need to hear from the man who was able to stay in college, the man who did not become a single parent to two daughters after his wife died during a complicated pregnancy, the man whose uninterrupted research while a graduate student yielded a lifesaving cancer treatment and the man whose family did not become homeless during a stretch of unemployment — all because their partners had access to safe and legal abortion. Mathematically speaking, millions of men have such stories. The one-in-four women who have had an abortion did not get pregnant on their own.

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Fri 4/27 – Update on the “Abstinence-only” fight!

Update!

We’re not taking this lying down! (insert inappropriate emoji of your choice here!).

Lawsuits are flying fast and furious over the GOP administration’s machinations to halt 81 effective comprehensive sex-ed programs two years early in order to replace them with their abstinence-base experiments.

And it’s not just appalled adults fighting this nightmare. Amazing students are also speaking out against the arbitrary restriction on the information they need. Advocates for Youth, a sex-ed nonprofit, hosted the day-long event called #SexEdLive. “Like” them, follow them, and listen to this great, straightforward discussion.

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Thank Ventura-based Patagonia for supporting Planned Parenthood – Brieitbart is slamming them!

Patagonia is being slammed by Breitbart and other right-wing media outlets for its strong defense of our national parks and monuments and for its donations to Planned Parenthood. As a result, the company has been receiving tons of negative phone calls, which has been demoralizing to the staff. A little love from the public would be very much appreciated.

Script:  I’m calling to thank Patagonia for its support for our environment and Planned Parenthood. We’ve heard that you’ve been getting a lot of harsh calls, but we want you to know that a lot of people appreciate your support for these important issues.  I’m proud have Ventura-headquartered Patagonia as my neighbor.

Call Patagonia: 805-643-8616

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Now is the time to ensure California women & their families have family planning services they need. (SB743)

SB 743 allows the Medi-Cal (California’s version of Medicaid) to cover family planning services, such as Planned Parenthood. California has implemented this freedom of choice provision for decades, but it is not codified in California law. Given recent events in Washington, now is the time to ensure California women and their families have the family planning services they need.
 
Script: Hi I’m calling to urge Senator Jackson to support SB743. We need to ensure that Medi-Cal patients will continue to receive the family planning services they need.
Call Hannah-Beth Jackson: SAC (916) 651-4019, SB (805) 965-0862, OX (805) 988-1940

This Week in Resistance – Just Can’t Stop Watching the News Edition

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. – Mark Twain

An update on a classic. “School House Rock” for the Trump Era

English Class with Steven Colbert –  “Prepositions”

Need us some Seth Meyers

Tom MacArthur is “thanked” by his constituents from bringing AHCA back from the dead. (2 must see videos included inside)

Some news you may have missed… because, seriously, how much can we be expected to absorb?

 – Surprise! The House didn’t actually send the AHCA to the Senate! Who knew?

– Our President would like to jail Continue reading “This Week in Resistance – Just Can’t Stop Watching the News Edition”

Your Weekly Dose of Sanity-saving Good News. Trump Failure Edition

Oh, let us count the ways Mr. Trump has failed this week. There’s just sooooo much of it!

Trump fails at his attempt to penalize sanctuary cities. We’ve collectively made a lot of phone calls about this one! Keep up the pressure by calling about the “California Sanctuary State” bill.

It took Trump THREE tries to get his horrible healthcare bill through the House. The good news? The Senate is going to hate it and send it back to the House after many amendments.

What can YOU do to stop this? We are participating in three die-ins this week in neighboring districts to show Congressmen who voted for TrumpCare that we will not tolerate this twice. Click here for more info (carpooling available). Click here to see why these die-ins work.

Yet ANOTHER fail: No funding for Trump’s stupid wall in the federal spending bill. Yup, we were all over this one too. GREAT job everyone.

Oh, and there’s MORE: No funding cuts for Planned Parenthood, the NIH, PBS, NPR, and the EPA—will continue to receive funding. Many actions were taken for these issues, you can continue to support EPA protection here.

Although GOPs planned to exempt themselves from TrumpCare, they turned tail Continue reading “Your Weekly Dose of Sanity-saving Good News. Trump Failure Edition”

Emergency Call to Action! Vote is tomorrow! PP is in danger!

Script: I’m calling to support Obama’s Title Ten rule protecting federal funding for family planning health centers, like Planned Parenthood, in every state. I strongly urge Senator (Feinstein/Harris” to vote against HJ Res 43 and keep these protections intact.
 

Feinstein Contacts: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430

Harris Contacts: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (916) 448-2787, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884