Share Your Story: Your story is a powerful way to show your support and help others understand what we're fighting for. Click here to share why Planned Parenthood's services matter to you and why you stand with us.
Too often conversations about abortion are dominated by the voices of those who seek to shame and intimidate. The Tennessee Stories Project aims to strip away the stigma associated with abortion by lifting up the voices of those who have actually had abortions. We must reclaim our stories and reshape the conversation in order to decrease stigma and increase empathy. If you would like to share your abortion experience, you can share your story here or reach out to us at [email protected].
Become a Patient Advocate: Our patients are at the center of the movement for reproductive health care and rights. The goal of our Patient Advocacy Program is to empower individuals to take an active role in their health care and break down barriers for themselves and their communities. Our Patient Advocacy Program roles include Patient Greeters/Escorts, who support patients entering and exiting our health centers, and Health Center Advocates, who engage patients in our health centers and participate in neighborhood canvassing to educate the community about Planned Parenthood’s services. To become a Patient Greeter/Escort or a Health Center Advocate, complete our volunteer form here.
Join an Action Council: Action Councils are groups of concerned individuals that work with local Planned Parenthood staff to mobilize their personal networks for reproductive freedom. Councils form through members’ individual relationship networks, and these groups organize events and actions to raise awareness about sexual and reproductive health and rights. To join an existing Action Council or to start your own Action Council, complete our volunteer form here.
Engage on your college campus: Planned Parenthood Generation Action is a network of young activists across the country who organize events on their college campuses 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 their communities. To connect with a Generation Action chapter on your campus or to start a new chapter, complete our volunteer form here.
Build power in Latinx communities: The Raiz Program organizes with Latinx communities in Memphis and Nashville around the issues of reproductive health and justice. Latinx-identifying supporters can get involved with Raiz in Nashville or Memphis by emailing [email protected]. Follow Raiz on Facebook.
If you have questions about any of these ways to be an advocate with PPTNM, please email [email protected].