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Planned Parenthood Supporters Hit the Streets of D.C. to Protest Trumpcare

After weeks of secrecy, Sen. Mitch McConnell finally released the worst bill for women in a generation on June 23. The details of this legislation are terrifying. Trumpcare would “defund” Planned Parenthood, decimate Medicaid, and strip 15 million Americans of health care by next year, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

Just days later, thousands of Planned Parenthood supporters flooded Washington, D.C. to tell their senators to vote NO on this devastating bill. People—from New York to Alaska—took to the streets and rallied. Together, these demonstrators made it clear to lawmakers that the Affordable Care Act and access to care at Planned Parenthood are essential. 

The pressure is working: On June 27, unable to get enough Senators to vote “yes” on taking away health care from millions of people, McConnell announced he was postponing the Senate’s vote on Trumpcare.

Here are just some of the highlights from the powerful demonstrations that happened all week long in the nation’s capitol.

On June 27,  Planned Parenthood supporters from across the country participated in the “People’s Filibuster” to Stop Trumpcare.

Support for Planned Parenthood filled the crowd.

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) addressed the marchers.

Pink signs, pink shirts, as far as they eyes could see!

On June 28, 1,500 supporters participated in “Linking Together to Save Our Care.” At this rally, supporters completed one-lap march around the Capitol building to show lawmakers that the pressure is on.

Supporters wore pink and held signs.

Supporters marched around the Capitol building.

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) gave a speech at the rally and wore a pink Planned Parenthood sticker.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) decried Trumpcare.

Planned Parenthood patients shared their powerful stories.

Moira, a patient from Alaska, said “We cannot afford to lose Planned Parenthood. It would hurt small towns like mine across the nation.”

“It’s not okay to kill women because they are poor,” said  Danielle, a patient from Washington, D.C., who relies on Planned Parenthood.

Throughout the week, waves of pink-clad supporters canvassed Washington.

These supporters from Pennsylvania arrived by bus.

Supporters from New York.

Even our four-legged friends joined the fight!

These grassroots efforts show we’re gaining momentum—but the fight still isn’t over. We need to keep the pressure on our senators to protect Planned Parenthood. After the July 4 recess, McConnell will once again try to force Trumpcare through the Senate.

Couldn’t rally with us in D.C., but want to help us fight NOW?

Let’s keep lawmakers’ phones ringing off the hook. Thousands in your state could lose access to care because of these attacks on Planned Parenthood. Letters, petitions and emails are important, but we know calls have the largest impact and grab lawmakers’ attention.  

Call your Senator now using our call tool.

What Delivering Boatloads of #IStandWithPP Petitions at Representatives’ Offices Looks Like

Over 702,700 Planned Parenthood supporters signed petitions demanding that members of Congress stop the dangerous bill “defunding” Planned Parenthood and blocking access to health care. Across the country, supporters flooded the offices of their representatives with the signed petitions. 

Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota supporters delivered #IStandWithPP petitions to Rep. Erik Paulsen’s and Rep. Jason Lewis’ offices. Once there, the Planned Parenthood supporters urged their representatives to protect access to health care and not “defund” Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida supporters went to Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s office to deliver over 500 #IStandWithPP petitions signed by his constituents. In their meetings at Curbelo’s office, the advocates called on him to remember that his districts have a high number of Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollees, and that his constituents deeply care about access to affordable, high-quality reproductive health care.

Arizona Planned Parenthood supporters rallied on the day that they delivered #IStandWithPP petitions to Rep. Martha McSally on March 15, 2017. 

Planned Parenthood Metropolitan Washington and supporters delivered #IStandWithPP petitions to Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock on March 17, and have since delivered additional petitions daily to her office. 

California Planned Parenthood supporters delivered #IStandWithPP petitions to Rep. Darrell Issa’s district office on March 15.

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Planned Parenthood Tried To Give Petitions To Paul Ryan. They Got A Locked Door.
The GOP leader is vowing to defund the health care provider.

he women’s health care advocates hoped to present Ryan with 87,000 petitions opposing his announcement Thursday that Republicans will defund Planned Parenthood as part of their effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Dressed in pink “I Stand With Planned Parenthood” shirts, they hit one obstacle after another when they arrived at the Longworth House Office Building. Capitol police held them up as they came in, and they had to have a Hill staffer come down and escort them to Ryan’s office, which is not normal. Once they got there, the office was locked and half a dozen officers stood guard in the hallway.

It’s unclear if anyone was inside ― it wasn’t Ryan’s speaker office ― but the excessive security and the sign on the door that read, “Please knock, only scheduled appointments will be admitted,” at least gave the appearance that staffers were around. It was also early Friday afternoon.

Fucking coward, you love to police women’s bodies but you hide from them when they confront you about it. Pitiful.

Hillary Clinton said "All Lives Matter" so now I guess we hate her.

Yesterday, Future President Clinton spoke at Christ the King United Church of Christ in Florissant, Missouri a few miles away from Ferguson.  In a speech (sermon?) that covered a wide range of race-based topics, Clinton punctuated some comments about her mother with “All lives matter.”

Twitter was all over it.

ouch, Hillary Clinton just said “All Lives Matter”.

— Zora Neale Baéston (@bdoulaoblongata)

June 23, 2015

Saying “All lives matter” in a black church, in ferguson… Who advised Hilary?! Who told her that was a brilliant idea?

— ShordeeDooWhop (@Nettaaaaaaaa)

June 23, 2015

Did ya’ll boo Hilary when she says all lives matter? Please say you did.

— Dr. Cornel Fresh (@WyzeChef)

June 23, 2015

I haven’t really fought the whole “all lives matter” fight over here, but this seems like a good time.  Most people know better than to throw down those three words, especially in the context of Black Lives Matter, but when it happens, the speaker is usually one of three types of people.

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