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Classes are Back and Students should learn that Yes Means Yes

The end of September marks the first week of classes for undergrads at Stanford -- where former student Brock Turner will not be returning after being convicted of raping a young woman last year behind a dumpster on campus after a booze-fueled party.

2016 Voter Guide – just what you need to see where candidates stand on reproductive health issues!

Before and while you vote, get the facts about where your candidates stand on reproductive health and find out which candidates are endorsed on the 2016 Voter Guide!

It's National Voter Registration Day - Are you registered?

One voter registration staff member shares why it's important to vote, emphasizing that YES your voice matters, and YES you deserve to be heard.

A win for women: Governor Brown signs SB 999 into law!

Today Gov. Brown signed SB 999 into law, the bill allowing pharmacists to dispense up to a year supply of birth control at one time, and also requiring health plans to cover up to that 12-month supply of birth control.

Hispanic Heritage Month

This Hispanic Heritage Month of Action, California Planned Parenthood Education Fund will be on the ground registering members of the Latinx community to vote to make sure their voices are heard on election day regardless of their background, beliefs, or political ideology.

Planned Parenthood activists send 1,000 letters urging Governor to sign bill to protect privacy, safety of health care providers

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California delivered close to 1,000 letters today to Gov. Brown from supporters of legislation which would protect doctors and other health care professionals from threats and violence.

A busy legislative year wrapped up at 2am!

After a very busy year, the California State Legislature adjourned on August 31 at nearly 2am with AB 1671, SB 999, and AB 701 all making the cut for bills headed to the Governor's desk.

Voting, then and now.

Being able to raise your voice and VOTE matters. Read Kristin's story about why voting is special to her.

Justice for Young Families

Young families deserve support and respect, but are often hurt by and excluded from societal stereotypes of normal, acceptable forms of parenthood. California Latinas for Reproductive Justice's recently expanded Justice for Young Families Initiative aims to eliminate the stigma against teen pregnancy.

Why I work at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte

Pedro Elias, Public Affairs Director in Fresno for Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, shares his story.

Rape on the Night Shift: Ya basta!

Trigger warning: sexual harassment and assault There's a new documentary called "Rape on the Night Shift" out, highlighting the importance of passing AB 1978 to develop comprehensive sexual harassment training materials for janitorial employers.

Bill protecting doctors, health providers from violence and harassment moves to Governor

The California Legislature took a bold move Wednesday night to protect the privacy and safety of doctors and other health care providers by passing AB 1671 (Gomez).

AB 1671 (Gomez): Legislature considers bill to protect Planned Parenthood health center doctors from threats, violence

California legislature will vote today on a bill that will help protect reproductive health care doctors from threats and violence – the kind of attacks that were generated last year by an anti-abortion front group that launched an internet smear campaign against Planned Parenthood.

Women's Equality Day and #RightsAtRisk Twitter Town Hall on August 26

August 26 marks Women’s Equality Day, honoring the 19th Amendment, which made it illegal to deny voting rights based on sex. But it took another 45 years for women of color to gain protections for their right to vote. 96 years after the 19th Amendment became law, we’re still fighting for full access to the ballot box for all people because of voter suppression tactics.

Protect our Children from Smoking: Saves Lives California releases ad in support of anti-smoking initiative

The Yes on 56 - Save Lives California campaign releases its first ad on statewide cable and digital outlets, focusing on the costly and deadly results of Big Tobacco's relentless targeting of children and the taxpayer cost of tobacco-related disease.
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