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5 Ways to Get Involved with Planned Parenthood Locally
Here are a few ways you can join the fight and get involved locally right here in Massachusetts.
Looking for more information about sexual and reproductive health; local and national politics; or advocacy in Massachusetts? Look no further.
Want to get more involved with Planned Parenthood on a national level? Visit the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the national advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Action Fund engages in educational and electoral activity, including legislative advocacy, voter education, and grassroots organizing to promote the Planned Parenthood mission. They launched Women Are Watching to educate women about attacks on women’s health and where candidates stand on important health care issues. You can pledge online to “watch, think, act, and vote” and find out about what candidates are saying about women’s health.
For comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information, these are great resources:
- Guttmacher Institute: A widely respected institute for research, policy analysis, and education that provides a wide range of original research and resources related to sexual and reproductive health.
- CDC: Sexual Health: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide a wealth of information about a wide range of sexual health topics, with the exception of abortion.
To learn more about state and national politics:
- Massachusetts State Legislature: Learn more about your local legislators, Massachusetts law, and the bills currently under consideration.
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts: A complete resource for Massachusetts news, policy, and government affairs.
- U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate: Learn about your national Representatives and Senators and what’s on the national legislative agenda.
- ACLU of Massachusetts: State affiliate of the national American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) that defends civil liberties and civil rights, including reproductive freedom.
- AIDS Action Committee: Provides services, education, outreach, and advocacy to stop the HIV/AIDS epidemic by preventing new infections and optimizing the health of those already infected.
- League of Women Voters of Massachusetts: A non-partisan, grassroots organization committed to influencing public policy through education and advocacy.
- Mass NOW: A multi-issue, multi-strategy feminist organization, state affiliate of the National Organization for Women (NOW), that creates change through legislative, education, and political work on six priority issue areas including reproductive rights and health.
- Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy: Advocates and mobilizes communities to prevent teen pregnancy, increase opportunities for youth and young parents, and empower young people to make healthy decisions about relationships, sex, parenting, and life.
- Massachusetts Family Planning Association: An action organization comprised of nonprofit comprehensive family planning agencies throughout the state.
- Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus: A multipartisan organization that seeks to maximize the participation of women of all ages in the political process and increase the number of women appointed and elected to public office and public policy positions.
- NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts: Develops and sustains a grassroots constituency that uses the political process – supporting pro-choice candidates and policies – to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices.
Want to connect with websites that offer the latest news and analysis related to sexual and reproductive health? Go to our Newsroom Resources page.