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Politics, Sex, and Cocktails Event in Santa Barbara

August 14, 2014
Politics, Sex and Cocktails

The Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties is thrilled to announce that Houston Mayor and Planned Parenthood supporter, Annise Parker, is the headlining speaker at the Action Fund’s annual Politics, Sex & Cocktails fundraising event on September 19! Buy tickets now.

Named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, three-term Houston Mayor, Annise Parker, will join the Action Fund as its keynote speaker this year.

Mayor Parker is a longtime supporter of Planned Parenthood’s mission and is dedicated to ensuring that women and men have access to reproductive health care.  Under her leadership, Houston has become a bright spot for progressive social policies in a state that is determined to undermine access to reproductive health care services.  Recently, Mayor Parker galvanized the community to support and champion the passage of Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), which prohibits all forms of discrimination in employment, public accommodation and housing.

Annise ParkerAlso at the event, retiring Action Fund President/CEO, Cheryl Rollings, will be honored with the Lion Award! Cheryl Rollings began working for Planned Parenthood in Colorado in 1978 and became President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties in 1989.

Recognizing that the American electorate and lawmakers play a critical role in a woman’s ability to access reproductive health care, Cheryl along with a stalwart team of advocates established the Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties in 1991.

The Lion Award acknowledges the Action Fund’s appreciation for retiring CEO Cheryl Rollings and her twenty-five years of leadership and courage to protect women’s health care access for future generations.

This annual fundraiser is one of the premier political events in Santa Barbara! Past headline speakers have included: media mogul Arianna Huffington, PPFA President/CEO Cecile Richards, author Connie Schultz, and political strategists Paul Begala, James Carville and Stephanie Cutter.  Thousands of dollars will be raised in support of the work of the Action Fund, which includes educating the public and representatives in local and state government about issues related to reproductive health and freedom.

If you cannot attend, but want to support the work of the Action Fund, you can purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Dream Stay at any Worldwide Four Seasons Resort! Event tickets and/or raffle tickets can be purchased online>>

Contributions to Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Santa Barbara, Ventura & San Luis Obispo Counties, Inc. (PPAFSBVSLO) (FEIN #77-0304037) and Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Santa Barbara, Ventura & San Luis Obispo PAC (PPAFSBVSLO PAC) (FPPC ID #1278950) are not tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes. Your donation may be used for political purposes such as supporting or opposing candidates.  Sponsorship contributions will be deposited into the PPAFSBVSLO PAC to support state and local electoral work and contributions for the drawing and event ticket proceeds will be deposited into the PPAFSBVSLO general fund to support lobbying and federal electoral work.

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