Thursday, February 02, 2017

Pink Out the Capitol - February 8

On Wednesday, February 8, we’re going to bring a visible and VERY PINK show of support to the Wisconsin State Capital Building in Madison. The event, which coincides with Governor Walker’s annual budget address, is your chance to show legislators that the people of Wisconsin stand with Planned Parenthood.

We’re asking supporters to gather at the Capitol, wear pink, and bring signs in support of restoring and protecting funding for the thousands of patients in Wisconsin who depend on Planned Parenthood for health care. There will also be opportunities to meet with Planned Parenthood representatives, as well as visit your legislator’s office.

Click here for Pink Out details and to register to attend.

We know firsthand what the risk of defunding means for our patients.
  • Since Governor Walker eliminated state funding for patient care at Planned Parenthood, five health centers in rural communities were closed. Together these health centers provided 18,848 health services to 3,104 patients each year. Since these closures, no other health care provider has stepped in to provide health care to these patients in need.
  • PPWI continues to be the largest safety-net family planning provider in Wisconsin, and the only family planning provider in 50 percent of the counties PPWI serves.
  • Without PPWI most of our patients would have no alternative health care provider to turn to - 56 percent of patients at PPWI live at or below the federal poverty level; 75 percent of Planned Parenthood health centers are in rural or underserved areas; and 46% of PPWI’s patients are people of color, who already face disproportionate barriers in accessing health care.
Let’s Pink Out the Capital to Restore and Protect Funding for patient care at Planned Parenthood and enhance women’s health. Sign up here.

No comments: