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Planned Parenthood Capitol Day 2016

Capitol Day 2016

SACRAMENTO – Volunteers, staff, and advocates for Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California public health policies numbering more than 450 converged on the State Capitol today to show their support for improving birth control access (SB 999), telehealth (SB 960), and privacy (AB 1671).

About the bills:

  • SB 999: a smart cost-saving bill that improves birth control access with 12-month dispensing of contraception!
  • AB 1671: a key improvement that closes a current loophole in privacy laws around illegal videotaping.
  • SB 960: improves the ability for telehealth services – helping modernize care options in California!


Help show your support for SB 999, AB 1671, and SB 960 - take one minute now to sign on at our action page!

Participants travelled from as far as San Diego and Eureka for this “Day of Action” at the State Capitol. Featured keynote speaker was Renee Bracey Sherman, author and activist, who spoke engagingly about the importance of sharing abortion stories and shared her personal story.

Activists in hot pink T-shirts are converging on the South side of the Capitol where they were be joined by many supportive legislators, including Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez, Assemblymember Christina Garcia, and Assemblymember Ian Calderon, among others.

This is a day of engagement, education, and learning about how California’s legislative process works. You can help support these efforts by taking action to stand with us.

On social media?

Track #PPCapitolDay on Twitter throughout the day to see the latest news on how the day is going and photos from the activities in Sacramento.

PPCapitolDay Activists on Steps

Did you know?

May 23 is the voter registration deadline to register before the upcoming June primary – are you registered? Have you moved recently and need to re-register? REGISTER NOW – California’s online voter registration is a convenient way to handle your registration online.

Seven Planned Parenthood affiliates operate more than 100 health centers throughout the state which provide Californians with health services including life-saving breast and cervical cancer screenings, well-woman exams, contraceptive services, STD prevention and treatment, primary and prenatal care (in certain areas) and much, much more. Planned Parenthood affiliates also provides comprehensive sexual health education and teen pregnancy prevention programs throughout California.

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Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC) is the state public policy office representing California’s seven separately incorporated Planned Parenthood affiliates. Through advocacy and electoral action, PPAC promotes sound public policy in areas of reproductive and preventive health care, family planning and comprehensive sexual health education.

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