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Organization celebrates leaders of the black community fighting for healthiest,most just generation ever

New York, NYIn honor of Black History Month, Planned Parenthood Action Fund celebrates the courageous leadership in the black community that moves our nation toward a more equal and just society. Planned Parenthood has worked with leaders in the black community for decades to increase opportunity and provide greater access to health care for all individuals. For the third year, Planned Parenthood will again honor the Dream Keepers -- this year recognizing leaders from the Past, Present, and Future.

“We honor these Dream Keepers of the past, present, and future, who continue to stand strong in their commitment to better health care and economic outcomes for the black community,” said Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund. “The leaders of the past paved the way for our present leaders, who continue to inspire the future generation of movement builders. These extraordinary leaders use their power and their platforms to focus the national conversation about justice and equality on the real experiences of black people.

“As we enter our centennial year at Planned Parenthood, Black History Month provides a unique opportunity for us to celebrate and lift up those who have in the past and those who continue to fight at the intersections of racial, gender, reproductive, and LGBTQ justice. We are grateful for their leadership, courage, and tenacity in breaking down barriers and moving us all closer to achieving full equality.”

This year’s Dream Keepers list includes three categories -- Past, Present, and Future -- covering media, entertainment, advocates, faith leaders, corporate, and politics. Planned Parenthood will highlight each category on Twitter and Facebook throughout the month of February.

You can find more information at www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/africanamericans.


Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With over 650 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.


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February 12, 2016