The organization behind the Women's March and the Day Without A Woman strike urged us not to stop the fight for equal rights with those two wildly successful events. We need to find
ways to support women's health every single day; and today, March 29, is particularly special: If you've seen the hashtag #PinkOut anywhere on social media, it's because today is Pink Out Day, organized by Planned Parenthood. In support of PP and to push against any efforts to defund it, the 75 percent of Americans who stand behind the health care center are going pink — both online and in person. It's a message to Congress that we in our lives. need Planned Parenthood
But one day of going pink won't suffice — not when the leader of our country believes
women should be punished for making certain choices regarding their bodies. With Planned Parenthood threatened by our current administration — who are actively trying to take away women's rights to their bodies — we can't stop fighting for women's health for even a second. If you want to get involved and be heard, here are eight things you can do to stand up for women's health rights. Image: Getty Images
Donate To Reproductive Rights Organizations
Call Your Representative To Share Your Concerns
Sometimes, change starts at a more local level; but where do you go? Enter your zip code over at
House.gov to find your representative. Or you can go to Clerk.house.gov and search for your rep by letter or state to bring up their contact information.
Support The Businesses Trying To Make A Difference
Plenty of small businesses are making it clear that they support women's health and freedom — so make it a point to patronize them today. A good example of this is
Nurx. With or without insurance, they'll deliver birth control to your door, and their services start at $15 a month. Actually, they were handing out birth control from December of 2016 through February of this year — and they offered it when you entered promo codes like "DONALDTRUMP," "TINYHANDS," and "ALTERNATIVEFACTS" into the app. for free
Sign Petitions That Matter
here's one right here. It's from Planned Parenthood, and they're doing it to thank the health care workers who have helped millions of people receive help through PP. We need these people now more than ever.
Participate In The Ides Of Trump
In a nutshell, the
Ides of Trump involves mailing a ton of postcards to a specific politician for a particular reason — and the next event is April 17, with all of the letters going to House speaker Paul Ryan. You've probably heard his thoughts on Planned Parenthood. Sure enough, the next Ides of Trump event encourages participants to make donations and lists PP as a top pick.
Search Facebook For Events In Your Area
Local rallies, protests, debates, and other events are happening all around you. Sign in to Facebook and search "women's reproductive rights" or a similar phrase, and click on the Events tab. Can't find what you're looking for? Create a new event.
Stick With The Women's March
This organization is still going strong; and their
10 Actions for the First 100 Days campaign has already stood up against a variety of issues, including health care. They meant it when they said they weren't going to stop with the march on Washington.