August 15, 2017

CALLING ALL ACTIVISTS.

Have you been involved with Planned Parenthood Great Plains’ volunteer advocacy and activism opportunities for at least six months? Do you want to grow your organizing abilities and learn more about how to build power for social progress?
PPGP is proud to announce the I Stand With PP Organizing Summit hosted in Kansas City in mid-September. Eligible participants will receive a scholarship to attend this weekend-long conference. More details coming soon – register today. 

Mid Mo Pride

Mid Mo Pride is coming up soon and PPGP needs volunteers to help out with outreach, tabling and canvassing at Pride. Pride in MidMO is on August 26the from 1pm-10pm at Rose Music Hall. Event info here. If you would like to volunteer this year, email Cortney.Bouse@ppgreatplains.org

Reproductive Justice Film Screening and Panel in Columbia

Join Planned Parenthood Great Plains as we partner with ReproAction to watch and discuss ” Death by Delivery” a film about the disproportionate rates of infant and maternal mortality among black women in America. The film and discussion will take place on August 29th from 6-8pm at Leadership Auditorium on Mizzou’s campus. Contact Cortney at cortney.bouse@ppgreatplains.org with any questions.
July 5, 2017
Governor Greitens continues on his path to do everything possible to gut women’s healthcare. Let him and your
electeds know how you feel about that.
Thanks for your help.
Paula

$20K Per Day to Play Politics With Women’s Health? Enough is enough!

Governor Eric Greitens has called lawmakers to return to Jefferson City for an extreme, unnecessary, $20,000-per-day special session. The goal? To cater to anti-reproductive health extremists by passing more laws restricting Missourians’ access to health care.
What could $20,000 pay for?
  • A well-woman exam for 100 patients
  • One month of birth control pills for 800 patients
  • A cancer screening for 66 patients
  • STI testing and treatment for 160 patients
  • Long-acting, reversible contraception (e.g., an IUD) for 20 patients
  • 800 hours of comprehensive sex education
Had enough of your elected officials playing politics with women’s health? Make your voice heard — call your senator and Gov. Greitens and tell them enough is enough!

What to say (Call Script)

Dial 573-880-4600. You’ll be prompted to enter your ZIP code.
  • If your state senator is opposed to reproductive health care, you’ll be conneted to your state senator’s office.
  • If your state senator supports reproductive health care, you’ll be connected to Gov. Greitens.

Hi, my name is ____________ and I live in _____________.
I’m calling to ask [the governor/the senator] to stop spending $20,000 per day to restrict Missourians’ access to reproductive health care.
I am tired of my elected officials playing politics with women’s health care. This extreme, unneccessary special session costs $20,000 per day — money that would be better spent on improving Missourians’ access to health care. This $20,000 could provide a well-woman exam to 100 patients, a cancer screening for 66 patients, or one month of birth control for 800 people.
[Insert your own story, if you like.]
Please stop spending taxpayer dollars to restrict Missourians’ access to reproductive health care.
Thank you for your time.