As extremist politicians in Washington continue their attack on women’s health care and seek to block Planned Parenthood from serving patients who rely on publicly funded programs for health care, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England patients, supporters, and allies will join together for a Speak Out and Light Brigade at the New Hampshire State House as part of a nationwide show of support to highlight the need for the quality reproductive health care PPNNE has provided for fifty years.
Tomorrow’s Speak Out and Light Brigade is one of 245 events across the country to be held by patients and supporters to show they #StandWithPP. Dubbed “National Pink Out Day,” Granite Staters will participate in the Speak Out and Light Brigade in Concord as well as in three student-driven, campus events at the University of New Hampshire, Dartmouth College, and Colby Sawyer College—all in response to efforts by extreme politicians in Congress and New Hampshire to strip Planned Parenthood of critical federal funding and cut millions off from essential reproductive health care.
DATE: September 29, 2015
TIME: 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: New Hampshire State House Plaza
Nationally, Planned Parenthood provides 2.7 million women, men, and young people a year with critical reproductive health care—such as cancer screenings, birth control, STI testing and treatment, and well-woman exams. More than half of Planned Parenthood health centers are in rural or medically underserved areas, meaning that without us, many patients would literally have nowhere else to turn.
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) is the largest provider of reproductive and sexual health care for women, men and teens across the State of New Hampshire. We serve New Hampshire residents through 6 health centers in Claremont, Derry, Exeter, Keene, Manchester and White River Junction, VT. Last year we saw more than 14,000 patients at these sites.
Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund (PPNHAF)is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England in New Hampshire. The Action Fund engages in educational and electoral activity, including voter education, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy. Follow us on Twitter.