Planned Parenthood Los Angeles to donate portion of proceeds to support reproductive health care in southern states and promote justice and equality for all
Los Angeles – On Saturday, August 26, 2017, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA) and Omaze will launch a T-shirt campaign to support the nation’s most trusted provider of reproductive health care. The sale of every shirt will support PPLA, one of the largest providers of reproductive health care services in Los Angeles County.
“The shirt — which says ‘United We Plan’ — was originally created as a fundraiser in support of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles,” said Sue Dunlap, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles President and CEO. “However, in the aftermath of the violent attacks in Charlottesville, we wanted to ensure the campaign also benefitted our partnership with Planned Parenthood Southeast and highlight the critical anti-racism work of the Southern Poverty Law Center.”
On Women’s Equality Day, PPLA is reminded that women everywhere — from every zip code, every race, religion, ethnicity, and country of origin — are equal and deserve to be healthy and thrive. Sadly, this is not the reality for many women. For years, politicians have chipped away at women’s ability to access reproductive health care across the country and with particular “success” in the Southern United States.
“The past year has been particularly hard for Planned Parenthood and for social justice organizations across the country,” said Staci Fox, Planned Parenthood Southeast President and CEO. “But here in the South, these kinds of attacks have been our reality for years. We fight everyday to make sure our doors stay open. We are honored to stand alongside partners like PPLA and we are grateful for their commitment to ensuring that people everywhere have access to quality health care - no matter what.” Planned Parenthood Southeast provides health care in Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.
PPLA will also be donating a portion of funds from this campaign to the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that works every day to dismantle forces of injustice in this country.
“On this Women’s Equality Day—and every day-- PPLA is committed to delivering compassionate care, and to building a country and a world where no one has to live in fear of exclusion, harassment, intimidation, or violence” said Sue Dunlap.
The “United We Plan” campaign: www.omaze.com/plan.