The PPNYC Action Fund Activist Council is a great opportunity to make a difference, gain skills, and build your resume while meeting other fun, like-minded New York City reproductive health, rights, and justice activists!
The PPNYC Action Fund Activist Council was launched in 2005 to engage New Yorkers interested in Planned Parenthood's advocacy efforts. Activist Council members work to further PPNYC’s mission, advance legislative priorities, and uphold a reproductive justice framework in their community organizing, event planning, community partnerships, and co-sponsorships.
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To become an Activist Council member, individuals must complete a full-day training session where new activists get up to speed on current reproductive health, rights, and justice issues, review sexual and reproductive health care services offered at PPNYC, learn important messaging skills, and meet other New Yorkers passionate about protecting people’s access to health care.
Members can join these workgroups:
Sex Ed Advocacy Group
Sex ed activists plan educational events and forums for the community, advocating for comprehensive sex education and cultivating sexual health awareness.
Political Action Group
Political activists inform and engage voters, organize phone banks and letter-writing campaigns, and visit elected officials to support or oppose legislation.
Fundraising Group members plan 2-3 major fundraising events a year to benefit the health care and educational services of PPNYC.
Field Outreach Group
Members attend community events, health fairs, and festivals throughout the city to get the word out about PPNYC's health care services, advocacy, and political activities and to sign up new supporters.
Health Center Escorts
Health center escorts are trained to support patients at our health centers in Manhattan and Brooklyn. If you would like to apply to only be an escort and not take part in the other groups, please fill out this application form.
We invite you to join the Activist Council!
To apply to join the Activist Council and participate in our next training series, please fill out the application form.
You can also sign up today to receive PPNYC Action Fund Alerts.
Since the creation of the Activist Council in 2005, more than 1,000 members have been trained, more than 750 continue to receive online alerts, and more than 250 are currently active in workgroups.