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Daily Show Co-Creator Lizz Winstead's Comedy Tour for Planned Parenthood

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Tricia Wajda

PPLM Director of Public Affairs

(617) 515-0531


Published: | Updated: 08.01.11

(July 18th, Brookline) - A political satirist, Winstead delivered a solid performance tonight at the Coolidge Corner Theater to a crowd of more than 300 who came out to show their support for Planned Parenthood and get some good laughs along the way.

Winstead was inspired to develop the tour by her long-standing support of Planned Parenthood’s work.  Brookline is the fourth stop on a tour that continues to add more shows in cities across the country.  All proceeds are going to benefit local Planned Parenthood health affiliates.

“Women’s health has become the number one focus of the radical right – even worse, it has been reduced to a bargaining chip,” said Winstead. “I say enough is enough, and so should anyone who has relied on Planned Parenthood for basic health care, or knows someone who has. Planned Parenthood has been there for me in every facet of my reproductive health, and now I want to be there for them.”

"We haven't had much to laugh about during these attacks on Planned Parenthood, so I welcome the chance to have Lizz put her humorous - yet personal - spin on the current political climate," said Tricia Wajda, PPLM's Public Affairs Directors.  "We are very grateful to Lizz for supporting our services and standing with Planned Parenthood."

For more information about the tour, or to follow Winstead’s adventures on the road, visit her blog at http://tour4pp.wordpress.com/.

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Background: 

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts is the largest freestanding reproductive health care provider in the state. For over 80 years, PPLM has protected and promoted sexual and reproductive health and freedom of choice through clinical services, education and advocacy. 

 

Each year, PPLM provides services to 36,000 women.  In addition, PPLM answers 25,000 calls on its free Counseling and Referral Hotline, reaches 23,000 teens with its Get Real comprehensive sex education program that is in over 100 schools and helps 12,000 parents have conversations with their children about sex and sexuality. 

 

For more information, visit www.pplm.org.

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