Planned Parenthood Generation Action, also known as PP Gen Action or PPGA, is a network of young activists across the country and across Massachusetts who organize on their campuses and in their communities to mobilize advocates for reproductive freedom, raise public awareness about reproductive health and rights, educate young people about sexual health, and create lasting change in those communities.
PP Gen Action is harnessing the power, energy, and enthusiasm of young people to fight for reproductive freedom and fundamental justice for all. The movement is committed to building a robust, national network of young leaders and supplying them with the resources and tools needed to create change through a range of national campaigns, conferences, and leadership opportunities. This unique network acknowledges and supports the dynamic perspectives and intersectional framework that young people are using to connect reproductive health to other issue like civil rights, immigration, the environment, and identity politics.
Priorities & Values
To ensure that young people’s lives are at the center of the movement, PPGA's key priorities are inclusivity, abortion stigma, trans inclusion, voting rights, and movement/power building.
- It is inclusive of all genders, diverse backgrounds, and communities impacted by reproductive health injustices.
- It advocates for Planned Parenthood health centers to provide crucial health services, including abortion care, to all people.
- It encourages our communities to practice positive and proactive actions by participating in the democratic process at the local, state, and federal levels.
- It develops young leaders to build across movements, identities, and issues in order to harness our collective power and impact change in our communities more effectively.
PPGA in Massachusetts
In Massachusetts, the Gen Action chapters host events, mobilize supporters, and some have recently worked alongside their institutions to get emergency contraceptive vending machines installed on their campuses. Examples of some recent events are:
- Masturbation celebration and menstruation celebration
- Sex ed trivia night
- Abortion advocacy workshops
- STI and safe sex presentations
- Writing letters to local abortion providers
- Fundraising for abortion funds
- Assembling abortion care baskets
- Distributing sexual health supplies on campus