Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Keystone Progress Joins with Allies, Activists for Planned Parenthood Day of Action

KP Organizing Director Brenda Barron on far right (the only time she has ever been described as such).
Yesterday, Keystone Progress, along with a number of other PA partners and allies and over 200 activists took part in a Planned Parenthood Day of Action in Harrisburg.  The day included message training, panel discussions and vital legislative visits to talk to lawmakers about the importance of protecting women’s health and moving bills like those that are part of the Pennsylvania Agenda for Women’s Health. 

Participants in the Day of Action also took part in letter writing for constituents to draft letters to their state Representatives and state Senators about issues that are important to protecting women’s health and reproductive rights. 

Women's reproductive health care is under constant attack here in Pennsylvania. Right now, there are two dangerous bills sitting in committees at the state legislature - an effort to defund Planned Parenthood and an effort straight out of Texas to require abortion providers to have restrictive staffing arrangements at specific hospitals. The good news is that a package of bills that would actually protect and promote women's health -- The PA Agenda for Women's Health -- has been introduced to counter these malicious attacks.

Women’s health, along with economic security for women is a priority issue for Keystone Progress.  From our work with allies like Planned Parenthood and the Pennsylvanians for Choice coalition to our work in helping to put together a Women’s Economic Summit in Harrisburg at the end of May, Keystone Progress is committed to moving important conversations like this forward.

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