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Why I Vote

Have you ever stopped to think about why you vote? Sure, it’s generally accepted that citizens of a society ‘should’ vote, but what actually pushes us to do so? Turns out, we here at PPAC vote for a variety of reasons, here are some of them.

Who protects women's health? Dr. Ami Bera. CD 7 Debate Wrap-up!

Women's health supporter Dr. Ami Bera debated with opponent Doug Ose on Oct 8 - read our debate highlights and learn more about where these candidates stand.

Help educate voters about Scott Peters and Carl DeMaio – check out the video!

John Boehner is coming to San Diego this week to raise money for the Congressional campaign of Carl DeMaio. Now Boehner is stumping for DeMaio, who’s running against Congressman Scott Peters. Peters has a 100% pro-Planned Parenthood, pro-women’s health rating from Planned Parenthood Action Fund. Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest is working hard with a new video ad to help elect Scott Peters because he stands up for women and their families – no matter what.

Rock the Vote presents #TurnOutForWhat – what will you turn out for, this Nov 4?

We’re loving this new Rock the Vote #TurnOutForWhat video – fun and high energy! Whether it is women’s equality, reproductive health, birth control access, education, marriage equality, or another reason – why are you turning out this November 4?

Doctors, nurses, PPAC all say No to Prop. 46

Sample ballots are hitting the mailboxes of California voters this week. And you may be wondering how you’re going to vote on the various issues and candidates this November.

Key Bills Signed Into Law

PPAC is excited to announce that five of its priority bills have already been signed by Governor Jerry Brown and only one priority bill was vetoed.

Child Migrants: Not just an immigration issue

Lupe Rodriguez, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Public Affairs Director, speaks out on the blog The Left Hook about child migrants, and urges activists to work together on these vital issues.

CA Rep Jackie Speier uncovers illegal birth control charge problem, pushes for solution!

Thank you Representative Jackie Speier for uncovering a problem with CVS charging women incorrectly for their birth control prescriptions.

Sac Bee Editorial: Dr. Beverly Sansone on SB 1094

While the rest of the nation moves to restrict a woman’s access to reproductive health care, we in California have a responsibility to advocate for proactive laws that improve access to care. SB 1094 is one such bill.

Letters delivered to Governor Brown!

Earlier today, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California delivered more than three hundred letters to Governor Brown urging him to sign our priority bills into law!

Great American Write-In

On Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, the Santa Barbara Pro-Choice Coalition hosted it’s 11th Annual Great American Write In to commemorate Women’s Equality Day celebrating the 94th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, granting US women the right to vote.

UPDATE: CA Assembly And Senate Pass SB 1094 - Bill moves to governor's desk.!

SB 1094 passed successfully out of the State Assembly and through a Senate concurrence vote and is on its way to the Governor’s desk!

Kick-Off Event in support of Sharon Quirk-Silva!

On August 23rd the Community Action Fund (CAF) of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties hosted a campaign headquarters kick-off celebration to formally begin the field program to elect Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (AD65).

Rising American Electorate and Reproductive Justice

Lupe Rodriguez, Public Affairs Director at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, shares her insights about the Rising American Electorate and reproductive justice on the blog The Left Hook.

Today is Women's Equality Day

Today is Women's Equality Day, and we at PPAC urge you to join with leaders from throughout the state to educate and advocate on behalf of reproductive rights and justice.

We track issues impacting reproductive health in court cases, legislation, and in the news - learn more:

Planned Parenthood health centers across California work tirelessly to provide quality health care and education. Those services must be protected and expanded through advocacy.

Abortion

Planned Parenthood protects and defends women's access to a full range of reproductive health care, including abortion services. Decisions about childbearing should be made by women, their families, and their doctors — not by politicians. In order to make an informed decision, women need access to all reproductive health care options and should have the right to obtain safe, legal abortion services without interference from the government.

Planned Parenthood works to protect every woman’s right to make her own decisions about childbearing, and access to services plays a critical part.

Birth Control - Contraception

Access to contraception is critical to public health as part of basic health care. Providing birth control and emergency contraception is 40% of what Planned Parenthood health centers do in California. Contraception prevents unintended pregnancies and enables women to more effectively plan when and if they become pregnant.

Human Trafficking

Sex trafficking occurs when people are forced or coerced into the commercial sex trade against their will. Child sex trafficking includes any child involved in commercial sex. If you are a victim of human trafficking or you think you have come in contact with a victim of human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1(888)373-7888.

Sexual Health Education

Planned Parenthood works with the federal and state governments to ensure access to real sex education programs. These programs give young people the comprehensive, medically-accurate, unbiased and culturally competent information they need to make responsible decisions and stay healthy.

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