Planned Parenthood is done messing around. Their values and their organization may have been threatened before, but this time, things are personal.
An army of pro-choice advocates and volunteers are currently undergoing training on how to win a political campaign. This is no joke, people.
“This was, I believe, the largest volunteer training we’ve ever had in the history of Planned Parenthood,” Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards told ThinkProgress about the last training session.
But the training is only the beginning of what Cecile calls “the most expensive electoral effort in its 100-year history.”
They’ve also began holding membership summits, like the one held recently in Pittsburgh (called The Power of Pink)that brought in over 1,000 supporters.
The Executive Director of Planned Parenthood’s Action Fund, Deirdre Schifeling, told Fuse,
We very quickly had to get our bearings and figure out what we needed to do in these states in order to fight back. We are building our strength because we must. But we are 9 million strong, and the thousand people who are here today are the tip of that iceberg.”
This is amazing! We are so proud of Planned Parenthood for going for it and staying strong. #IStandWithPP