Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thursday 4/13 Call to Action

Thursday Call to Action
Hello! Today's short CTA is brought to you by my alarm clock since I overslept. ;)
1. Planned Parenthood.
I would bet many women, like me, have a story about Planned Parenthood. When I returned to school as an adult, I went two years uninsured. Planned Parenthood was my safety net for basic health care. I will never forget their expertise and kindness. Check out another perspective here:…/the-haves-and-have-nots-of-cancer…
Thanks to VP Pence, the senate just voted to allow states to defund programs like Planned Parenthood. It baffles me why they think this could be beneficial!…/mike-pence-johnny-isakson-planned…
Today, call your local public servants and let them know your Planned Parenthood story. Tell them you support affordable health care services for all women and you expect them to as well. Minnesota must continue to fund Planned Parenthood.
2. School Shooting in San Bernardino
This morning I get to wake up my nine year old son, feed him breakfast and send him off to school. I get to hug him and tell him I love him, even if he thinks he's a little to old for all that affection. I cannot imagine the loss and heart ache the family of another boy, Jonathan Martinez, must be feeling right now. Jonathan is another victim of gun violence. No child should have to worry about that in school! Why are our public servants not talking about this? Instead, they continue to loosen restrictions on gun ownership. Shameful.…/jonathan-martinez-san-bernardino-…/
If your representative has voted "yes" to loosening gun restrictions, call them and ask them what they think about little Jonathan. What are they going to do to protect other kids from a tragedy like this?

House of Representative switchboard: (202) 224-3121
MN Legislators:
3. Do a Little Good
In honor of Jonathan Martinez, here is a heartwarming act you can do. Help pay off kid's overdue school lunch balances. Read more here:…/01/donors_come_forward_to_erase_s.html

Prevention and early detection should not be bonuses available only to those who can pay for expensive medical coverage.

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