Join Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona and a Special Guest Speaker at Arizona’s Biggest Ever Statewide Get-Out-the-Vote Event!
When: Saturday, October 27, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Where: Your house Who: Six or seven of your friends and neighbors Why: To ensure that everyone in Arizona who cares about women and their access to health care gets out and votes!
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona (PPAA) is organizing Mini Rallies in living rooms and kitchens across our great state. These easy-to-organize gatherings will be PPAA’s biggest push to get women’s health supporters to the polls on Election Day, November 6. (See the event page on Facebook.)
Contact Kelly at 602-263-4240 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to register to host a Mini Rally at your house.
PPAA needs YOU to gather a handful of friends in your home to:
Hear a LIVE address — just to us Arizonans — from our Special Guest Speaker
Review PPAA’s endorsements and complete mail-in ballots
Tabling with VOX at Terry Goddard's rally at the UofA
I started volunteering for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona when I moved to Tucson for my sophomore year of college. I was drawn to Planned Parenthood because I saw in the organization a combination of two things I wanted to be a part of: pro-choice feminism and political activism. My first event was a crowd canvass at a local street fair. I was not the sort of person who regularly spoke to strangers, let alone asked them for their signatures on pro-choice petitions. But I quickly got over the awkwardness and discovered I loved it. People were overwhelmingly supportive and grateful for our presence. There were those who ignored us and moved on, but they were few and far between. I remember the men and women who smiled, not the ones who rolled their eyes.
The next few events I attended were much of the same. People were friendly and supportive. I kept volunteering for the rest of the year and began attending VOX (Voices for Planned Parenthood) meetings as well.
This past summer I returned home to Illinois to spend the school break with my family. Bored and unemployed, I applied for an internship with Planned Parenthood of Illinois, and a few months later got the job. Continue reading →