Yesterday, Republicans in Congress announced the details of their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would put millions of people in jeopardy of losing their health coverage.
Even more disheartening, the outline introduced in Congress last night includes a provision to defund Planned Parenthood for one year. Despite getting very little attention in the press, this provision is extraordinarily reckless and would dramatically reduce access to critically important reproductive health care.
Planned Parenthood has called for emergency demonstrations at 5:30PM this evening at every Congressperson's office across the country, so I'm teaming up with organizers to rally at Congressman Mike Thompson's office in Santa Rosa at 2300 County Center Drive (north corner of building), and I hope you can join us.
Congressman Thompson is a huge supporter of Planned Parenthood. By demonstrating, we can show our support for his work and send a loud message that we will not allow the federal government to interfere with reproductive health care.
See you there!