Share Your Story: Your story is a powerful way to show your support and help other 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 need to reclaim our stories and reshape the conversation in order to decrease the stigma and increase empathy. If you would like to share your abortion experience, please reach out to us at [email protected].
Patient Advocacy Programs (PAP): The Patient Advocacy Programs establish a support base that accurately reflects the diversity of those who utilize Planned Parenthood's services and provides these supporters with a range of ways to get involved in our work. Volunteers for this program will work with patients in our health centers, as well as participate in neighborhood canvassing to educate the community about Planned Parenthood's services. Health center volunteers must feel comfortable talking with people and have daytime availability.
Action Councils: Action Councils are a broad group of concerned individuals in our communities that work with local Planned Parenthood health centers and mobilize advocates of reproductive rights. Teams form through individual relationship networks at workplaces, schools, community organizations, neighborhoods, congregations, etc. Action Councils organize events and recruit volunteers to raise awareness about sexual and reproductive health and rights. Types of events include phone banks, rallies, letter-writing campaigns, and lobby visits to support Planned Parenthood's legislative agenda.
Generation Action: Planned Parenthood Generation Action is a network of young activists across the country who organize events on their college 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 their communities.
Let’s Get REAL Camp: Raising Empowered Activist Leaders: This Memphis-area camp is a free, week-long opportunity for young people to learn more about effective activism, with sessions on topics such as reproductive justice, sex education, organizing groups and campaigns, and self-empowerment through storytelling.
If you have questions about any of these ways to advocate at PPTNM, please email [email protected].
If you would like to advocate with PPTNM, please click here to submit your application online. Once we receive your application, someone from Community Engagement will contact you to discuss the opportunities that best match your skills and availability with our needs.