The outcome of the election was heartbreaking, devastating, and shocking. It is clear that under this new administration, we will face renewed attacks on our mission.
But mark these words: We will never back down and will never stop providing the care our patients need. In addition to the threats we anticipate to access to reproductive health care, we recognize the threats to the safety and dignity of people of color, immigrants, and LGBTQ people – to our patients, our staff, our neighbors, and our communities. We will do everything in our power to fight this hatred.
What can you do right now if you care about Planned Parenthood of New York City and the communities we serve? Try these nine things:
1. Sign Up for Emails and Alerts and Follow Us @PPNYCAction
Join Planned Parenthood of NYC Action Fund’s email network to stay on top of the issues and learn how you can support us and our partners.Go to www.ppnycaction.org to sign up.
Show on social media that you reject hate and refuse to let the next president roll back the rights we’ve fought so hard to secure. Tweet your defiance with #WeWontGoBack. Follow us @PPNYCAction on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay in the loop.
2. Support Our Work
Our doors will continue to stay open to everyone, no matter what. Your support helps so much.
3. Speak Out Against Hate
Declare your rejection of hate and your solidarity with the communities Trump has attacked.
Recently, Trump signed an executive order that bans refugees and has limited travel for people from predominantly Muslim countries, including permanent residents of the US. This is unacceptable. At PPNYC, our community is made of immigrants and refugees—they are our supporters, staff, patients, and activists. We encourage you to stand with us in denouncing the ban by following our friends at @TheNYIC, @CAIRNewYork, and @MakeTheRoadNY to learn about upcoming actions.
4. Tell Your Representatives You Oppose Overturning President Obama's Title X Rule
The House is about to vote to dismantle President Obama's Title X rule—cutting low-income patients off from essential family planning services. Call your representatives now and tell them you oppose this attack on health care.
We also encourage you to ask your senators to publicly oppose Trump’s executive order against immigrants and refugees.
5. Get Involved – Attend Events and Become an Activist
You can support Planned Parenthood of New York City with your time and energy:
6. Host a Fundraiser
There are endless ways you can support PPNYC. If you’re planning an event to benefit our work, please fill out this form so we can determine the best way to support your event: bit.ly/PPNYCbenefit.
7. Make an Appointment at PPNYC
Our doors are continuing to stay open. Like always, every person is welcome to get health care at our centers, no matter what. You can support PPNYC by making your next reproductive health care appointment at one of our five New York City health centers. To make an appointment, call: 212-965-7000.
8. Visit PPNYC's Training Institute
Visit the Training Institute to learn about sexual and reproductive health topics. These trainings are suitable for health care professionals and educators, as well as anyone who wants to learn about healthy sexuality.
9. Share Your Story
Tell us about why you stand with Planned Parenthood by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can share anonymously or use your name—whatever is most comfortable for you! We can then figure out the best way to amplify your story.